Clear and relevant research is fundamental to financial decision-making. Yet many market participants are swamped with an overload of information, making it difficult to navigate through the mass and gain a comprehensive understanding of the subject. By accessing material in a detailed and practicable way, large research documents can be transformed into targeted insights. This will power financial activity and enhance business progress, say Rowland Park and Simon Gregory, co-founders of financial research technology company, Limeglass.
Comprehensive research should be the foundation of any financial decision, yet often, accessing relevant information requires a time-consuming trawl through a range of long documents. As indicated in a recent Limeglass blog, an overload of information, coupled with outdated methods of research consumption, can lead to a loss of opportunity.
Traditional search processes such as looking through an email inbox or using a ‘Control+F’ function in a text document makes it difficult to discover real insights. The inability to quickly gauge relevant material may lead to market participants missing out on valuable investment opportunities in financial markets.
Furthermore, searching for information across multiple documents may result in changing contexts, which can be confusing. Ineffective research hampers the gathering of useful intelligence and hinders the ability to make confident trading decisions.
Innovation in technology, to provide a detailed assessment of paragraphs and generate a 360-degree view of the subject, is paramount, especially in challenging markets when margins are tight.