Lack of Sell-Side Coverage

Every month, Ipreo reaches out to our network of financial professionals to get their insight into issues that affect the marketplace, and to provide our Corporate clients with a little glimpse into the minds of the investment community.

Among our most essential resources are the buy-side analysts and portfolio managers we work with, colleagues who are in the trenches every day, dealing firsthand with the challenges and complexities of the industry. We look to them for their opinions and insider viewpoints on the essential topics of the day, in order to both stay abreast of the ever-changing landscape and to stay ahead of the challenges and concerns of our clients.

Recently, we asked select buy-side analysts and portfolio managers about the lack of sell-side coverage, specifically, about whether a lack of information from the sell-side influences their investment decisions. Most respondents said it doesn’t, some are content to use their own research, and some portfolio managers said that a lack of sell-side coverage can actually be a positive.

“How would a lack of sell-side coverage in a particular stock affect the way you view that stock? Would it influence your investment decision?” 

Find out what they had to say on the subject in Ipreo’s Hot Topic: Sell-Side Coverage