Global Decisions on Research Spending

Investors from around the world share their plans for research spending.


While money managers investing in different regions often diverge greatly in their investment decision making, when it comes to research spending there is much more agreement between investment regions. In the 2018 and 2019 Research Team surveys, buy-side investors shared their insights on the key decisions their firms make about research spending.

  • How do firms pay for research?
  • How is research spending expected to change?
  • How much of research spend is concentrated on top 5 providers?

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Thousands of investors managing equities in their respective regions participated in Institutional Investor’s 2018 All-America, All-Asia & Latin America Research Team surveys and 2019 All-Europe & All-Japan Research Team surveys.