In the post-pandemic era, market volatility has been the driving force behind sell-side research – enhancing the efforts of providers and making it, arguably, all the more critical.

With inflationary and geopolitical pressures on the forefront, U.K. brokers say investors are paying sharp attention to the markets, prompting a greater need for expert insights to help them navigate uncertainties.

“We’ve never had a more turbulent period than the last three years,” said Charles Hall, head of research at Peel Hunt, in a video interview. “In very turbulent times, the analysts that have real insight into companies — the dynamics, how they’re operating, what the executives are going to do — can add a huge amount of value.”

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