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Integrity Research: Analyst Hub Partners with Automotive, Storage & Electronics Research Boutique, Fox Advisors


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Analyst Hub, the New York-based “research infrastructure as a service” platform, recently announced that it has partnered with Fox Advisors, a research boutique covering less followed companies involved in the electronics supply chain, automotive technologies, and storage products.

Fox Advisors leverages years of expertise and “bottoms-up understanding” to provide unparalleled depth and accuracy in its coverage of the automotive, storage and electronics technology sectors.  Fox Advisors relies on proprietary methods, a deep understanding of technology roadmaps, and corporate access to provide buy-side investors with in-depth intelligence on less covered companies in the technology supply chain.

Steven Fox, the rm’s founder, has 25 years of sell-side equity research experience covering the technology supply chain across North America, Europe and Asia, and providing a deep understanding of the automotive, storage and electronics industries. Most recently, Steve was Managing Director at independent research rm Cross Research, where he spent more than eight years providing independent equity research on technology companies to institutional investors.  Previously, Fox spent 2 years in a senior research role at CLSA (Credit Agricole Securities USA) and 14 years at Merrill Lynch, where he was recognized on Institutional Investor’s All-American Research Team ve years in a row. Earlier in his career, Steve was a research analyst at Arnold and S. Bleichroder, Dean Witter, Furman Selz, and Altman Brenner & Wasserman.  Steve graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Economics, and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Mike Kronenberg, co-founder and CEO of Analyst Hub commented on the addition of Fox Advisors to its platform, “Steve is one of the most reputable and knowledgeable analysts in the technology supply chain space and we are happy to welcome him to our platform as he continues to deliver the intelligence the buy side has relied on for years.”

“I looked into many dierent business models as I was considering going out on my own and there were none that compared to the institutional sales experience and comprehensive back-end support provided by Analyst Hub,” said Steve Fox, founder and CEO of Fox Advisors. “They have gured out the best balance between providing the support a research analyst needs to be successful while continuing to serve their clients as they scale up.”

Our Take

Founded in early 2018, Analyst Hub oers outsourced research infrastructure and organizational support to facilitate the publishing and distribution of sell-side research.   The rm provides former sell-side analysts with a wide range of infrastructure tools, as well as compliance, institutional sales, corporate access support and marketing to their client base of more than 300 institutional investor and corporate clients.

Adding Fox Advisors to its platform makes sense given the rm’s unique sectoral coverage, and the extensive experience that Steve Fox brings to the table.  The deal with Fox Advisors marks the twenty-rst boutique research or analytics rm that has joined the Analyst Hub platform to be marketed to buy-side investors, including former sell-side analysts David Driscoll, Scott Mushkin,  Gordon Johnson, Brian McGill, Richard Greeneld, Frank Mitsch, Heather Jones, and Kevin St. Pierre.

Analyst Hub’s ability to continue expanding its research partnerships are clear signals that the rm has become a key destination for experienced sell-side analysts looking to set up their own research boutiques versus working for the major investment banks.  While we expect to see the rm add more research rms to it platform, we suspect the rm will add more sales, marketing, compliance, data science, and other support sta necessary to support the growing independent research platform.

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