Accelerating Tomorrow’s

Independent Research Providers

Boost Research is discovering the brightest entrepreneurial investment analysts and accelerating their start as Independent Research Providers

Boost Insight Providers

Meet the independent analysts forming Boost’s first cohort

Victor Galliano

Banks Equity Analyst

  • 30 years sell-side equity research
  • 12+ years coverage of Latin America banks and non-bank financials, recently Italian Banks
  • Ex Head of LatAm Research HSBC
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Gaius King

Materials Analyst/Strategist

  • 20+ years resources; mining operations, corporate finance, and resource analyst
  • Corporate Analyst: SRK/ Numis /WH Ireland/ Metalytics/ HD Capital
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Victor Galiano

Banks Equity Analyst

  • 30 years sell-side equity research
  • 12+ years coverage of Latin America banks and non-bank financials, recently Italian Banks
  • Ex Head of LatAm Research HSBC
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Gaius King

Materials Analyst/Strategist

  • 20+ years resources; mining operations, corporate finance, and resource analyst
  • Corporate Analyst: SRK/ Numis /WH Ireland/ Metalytics/ HD Capital
See More

About Boost Research

Boost Research is the world’s first grassroots accelerator aimed at building the independent research provider community from the ground up.

Vision

Actively boost the transition of investment research to an unconflicted, unbundled, and independent investment research industry.

Mission

Source the best entrepreneurial analysts and streamline the launch of their independent research business.

Offering

Support through financial support, expert mentorship, office space, data, and immediate access to Smartkarma's research network.

Boost Your Start As An Independent Research Provider

Independent Research Providers accepted into the Boost Research accelerator programme will gain access to a range of services, mentorship, and financial support.

Financial Support

Kickstart your new business with financial support from Boost Research.

Regulatory Cover

Access regulatory cover through one of Boost Research's partners.

Office Space

Boost Research has work spaces for IRPs in multiple locations around the world.

Data Access

Capital IQ has partnered with Boost Research & Smartkarma to provide high-quality data.

Marketing & Branding

Marketing & design support to launch your IRP business with a logo, website & business cards.

Smartkarma Research Network

Immediate access to Smartkarma's research network of buy-side clients & distribution tools.

Join other analysts who have launched their business as an Independent Research Provider.

At the start of my career as an independent analyst, setting up the business and focusing on things outside of the core research took up so much of my time and slowed the development of my business. Boost Research would have made my start much easier. I am now looking forward to being part of the Boost Research mentoring program and helping support the next generation of independent research providers.

John-Paul SmithFounder of Independent Research Firm, Ecstrat

After more than 20 years in Equity Research Sales covering Asia Ex-Japan on the sell-side, the move to being an Independent Research Provider with Smartkarma was better than I could have imagined. I was able to focus on value-added bottom-up ideas that actually helped my clients, as well as giving me the life-changing flexibility and freedom to work my own hours in the location of my choice.

Angus MackintoshCrossASEAN Research

We are dedicated to growing the independent analyst landscape around the world to enhance the variety of opinion available to investors. At a time when sell-side analysts are facing an uncertain future, we are taking these skilled analysts and empowering them to build a sustainable business.

Mark ArthertonHead of Research, Boost Research

Join other analysts who have launched their business as an Independent Research Provider.

“At the start of my career as an independent analyst, setting up the business and focusing on things outside of the core research took up so much of my time and slowed the development of my business. Boost Research would have made my start much easier. I am now looking forward to being part of the Boost Research mentoring program and helping support the next generation of independent research providers.”

John-Paul Smith
Founder of Independent Research Firm, Ecstrat

“After more than 20 years in Equity Research Sales covering Asia Ex-Japan on the sell-side, the move to being an Independent Research Provider with Smartkarma was better than I could have imagined. I was able to focus on value-added bottom-up ideas that actually helped my clients, as well as giving me the life-changing flexibility and freedom to work my own hours in the location of my choice.”

Angus Mackintosh
CrossASEAN Research

“We are dedicated to growing the independent analyst landscape around the world to enhance the variety of opinion available to investors. At a time when sell-side analysts are facing an uncertain future, we are taking these skilled analysts and empowering them to build a sustainable business.”

Mark Artherton
Head of Research, Boost Research

Register Your Interest

The first cohort of Insight Providers is currently active. We are now accepting applicants for the next cohort. Applicants must be able to spend some time a week in London and must be eligible to work in the EU.  All applicants need to have at least 8 years experience as a frontline investment analyst either buy side or sell side.  Applicants are welcome from those seeking to leave a current post to set up their own business or looking to return after taking time out.

* We will not contact any applicant who does not meet the initial criteria.