Frost Consulting is a leading authority on global equity commission unbundling and related market structure/regulatory change. The evolution of the equity research/ services procurement value chain has financial, regulatory, and operational implications for virtually all market participants - particularly as regulatory and client scrutiny over equity research commission spending intensifies.
Frost assists a wide variety of clients in developing commercial and operational strategies to maximize revenue/alpha generation, optimize distribution and mitigate risk in a rapidly changing commercial landscape.
Alpha Generation - Ontology-based semantic research management solutions.
Research Valuation - Models to develop asset manager-specific research valuation
Risk Mitigation - Regulatory/client reporting, CSA optimization.
Managing Regulatory Change - The origins of the current economic and regulatory model governing the institutional equity business date back to the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. This venerable framework is on the cusp of transformative change - driven by the UK regulator, but with global implications. Frost helps asset managers, plan sponsors, banks and other market participants understand and capitalize on regulatory change.
Frost is an active participant in industry discussions on related issues.
Leveraging Applied Analysis
Frost employs proprietary, customizable data/ analytical tools to model the revenue, cost and ROI implications of various strategy options. These are combined with substantial implementation experience and knowledge of software vendors in related disciplines to create cost-effective solutions that deliver competitive advantage.
Frost has specific solutions for:
Asset Managers/Plan Sponsors
Research Content Producers
Get an idea of our work by taking a look at selected reference projects.