IC Research Institute is an independent financial research firm that provides truly global research on investment consulting. The institute’s vision is to be the global leading provider of in-depth research regarding the investment consulting business. Our activities are designed to add value by making non-public information accessible. It’s about information that is relevant for the decision-making process and therefore of practical benefit. The mission is to explore the investment consulting business from all perspectives in order to enhance market transparency to the benefit of all stakeholders in the institutional asset management business. The analysis of demand, the offering, the value chain, and the market environment of investment consulting services are our core competencies. Particular emphasis is placed on manager selection. Institutional investors benefit from the services to find the best fitting investment consultant. Investment consultants use the products to find out what prospective clients and competitors are thinking. Asset managers rely on the institute’s insights in order to power the consultant relationship management IQ. The core value drivers to accomplish our mission are empirical research studies, a unique global database and academic research papers solely focused on investment consulting.