Through the arrangement, UBS will be able to facilitate access to Integrityâs ResearchSelectSM services evaluating over 1,600 alternative research firms around the globe. Integrityâs services, which identify and recommend research services to institutional investors, are currently available in the U.S. with a global rollout planned later this year. Integrityâs services are objective, confidential and customized to meet specific research needs.
âClients are increasingly demanding non-traditional sources of research that give them increased opportunities to capture alpha,â said Mark Steinert, Global Head of Equity Research at UBS. âOur partnership with Integrity will give clients access to high-quality, relevant sources that give them the information that they need to execute their investment strategies.â
Integrity, first established in 2003, addresses the buy-sideâs growing need to manage external research. âIntegrity was the first firm to cover the full spectrum of alternative research providers.â said Michael Mayhew, Chairman and Founder of Integrity. âWorking with UBS, we will continue to expand our global coverage, reflecting the rapid growth in both the number and variety of research providers. Clients will continue to benefit from our confidential, high touch service customized to their research requirements.â
âIntegrity will complement the advice offered by our analysts â clients will now have entry to meaningful, hard-to-find research that augments fundamental advice from UBS as a top global research provider,â added John Ingrilli, Chief Operating Officer of Equities Americas at UBS. âWe offer clients the rare combination of leading research, best in class alternative sources and a full suite of trade execution services, leveraging the abilities of our state of the art Commission Management platform.â
UBS has a dedicated Commission Management team that will work closely with Integrity to simplify clientsâ procurement and management of the recommended third party research while ensuring strict confidentiality.