Press Release - Commcise partners with RSRCHXchange to deliver end-to-end MIFID II research solution
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Collaboration will provide asset managers with new tools to ensure regulatory compliance and provide transparency for institutional research consumption

London, New York, 14 December 2017: Commcise, the multi award-winning buy-side focused commission management, research valuation and research accounting platform, and RSRCHXchange, the aggregator and marketplace for institutional research, have announced a collaboration to deliver an industry-leading integrated research solution to support the research consumption, valuation and accounting data requirements of buy-side and sell-side firms.

With the MiFID II implementation deadline only a few weeks away, there is an urgent need for investment managers to have their research funding data, consumption data and accounting data in one place in order to comply with the latest requirements. Under the new unbundling regulations due to be implemented on 3 January 2018, buy-side firms are required to integrate many areas of their existing business processes including the discovery, consumption, funding, budgeting and evaluation of research, research accounting, reporting, control and governance.

Together, the RSRCHXchange and Commcise systems provide asset managers with an end-to-end research workflow solution accessed via a secure buy-side controlled portal. Functionality includes research discovery and procurement, content entitlement management, consumption tracking across 500+ research providers, bottom-up research valuation and fund level research accounting. Users can budget for research by desk/strategy and fund level, value research, and track research funding with integrated support for RPA and P&L payments. Research accounting can now be administered at Fund level, with detailed MIFID II ex-ante and ex-post reporting

The collaboration allows research consumption statistics to be passed from the RSRCHX platform to Commcise via an API. Commcise makes this readership and procurement data from RSRCHX available alongside all other sell-side and buy-side contributed data in a MiFID II transparent and audited manner. Commcise manages the allocation of all research costs to clients using a proprietary fair allocation algorithm to allow asset managers to evidence that investors are benefiting from the research that has been consumed.

Commcise Managing Director Amrish Ganatra said: “We are delighted to partner with RSRCHXchange to provide our customers with access to high quality readership data from a broker-neutral, independent and un-conflicted research platform. The industry has long had a need for collaborations that bring together market leading providers in a way that is intuitive for the buy-side and sell-side.”

RSRCHXchange Co-CEO Jeremy Davies commented: “We strongly believe a collaborative approach is the most comprehensive and efficient way not only to get ahead of MiFID II research unbundling but also to operate a research-led investment process. Partnerships ensure we remain at the forefront of financial technology innovation and provide the best possible service to clients by offering connections to other best-in-breed solution providers.”

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Media Contact for Commcise
Melanie Budden
The Realization Group
+44 (0)7974 937970
melanie.budden@therealizationgroup.com | marketing@commcise.com

Media Contact for RSRCHXchange
Matt Fincham
Streets Consulting +44 20 7959 2235
Email: matt.fincham@streetsconsulting.com

About Commcise

Commcise delivers a fully integrated cloud-based commission management, research evaluation and research accounting platform for investment managers globally, responding to the latest regulatory drivers, providing automated reconciliation, invoice management, research evaluation, consumption or service tracking, commission management, research budgeting and reporting in a single integrated solution. Commcise allows asset managers to manage their own Research Payment Account via the platform or alternatively integrate to third-party RPA providers as required. Asset managers get a single end-to-end audit trail over the entire process from research funding and consumption to client reporting.Commcise provides a browser-based solution, fully hosted in the cloud that aims to meet the specific needs of the buy-side, their end clients and their brokers.Commcise was founded by buy-side industry professionals, with founding members including the partners of a leading Investment Technology consulting firm who have in-depth experience of implementing complex global technology solutions for Asset Management firms.

For further information on Commcise, please visit: http://www.commcise.com or follow us on Twitter @commcise

About RSRCHXchange

RSRCHXchange is the award-winning MiFID II aggregator and marketplace for institutional research. The RSRCHX platform enables asset management firms to read, purchase and monitor research services from banks, brokers & boutique providers in a more efficient and transparent way. It is a one-stop-shop for consuming research in compliance with MiFID II and accessing the newly evolving paid-for research market. With RSRCHX, research providers can deliver reports to existing clients in a fully compliant and secure way. They can also make use of the marketplace to reach new customers and monetise their research. RSRCHXchange was launched in 2014 by an experienced industry team and has grown its user base to over 1,100 buyside firms and over 260 research providers. To find out more, please go to www.rsrchxchange.com or follow us on Twitter @rsrchx.

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