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Integrity Research Associates: Macro & Thematic Research Boutique FFTT Joins Analyst Hub’s Growing Team of IRPs

Alexandra Hamer

Alexandra Hamer

Analyst Hub, a New York-based “research infrastructure as a service” platform, recently announced that independent macro and thematic research provider FFTT, LLC (Forest for the Trees) has become the nineteenth institutional research partner for the firm.

Founded in 2014 by research industry veteran Luke Gromen, FFTT provides investment strategy research to institutional and high-net worth individual investors. FFTT aggregates publicly available data from a wide variety of sources in a unique way to identify developing economic bottlenecks and resulting investment opportunities. FFTT serves clients around the world with a focus on the United States and Canada, the UK and Europe, and Asia.

Prior to founding FFTT, Luke Gromen was a founding partner and equity research sales professional at Cleveland Research, where he spent more than 7 years.  Prior to joining Cleveland Research, Gromen spent more than 10 years combined in institutional sales at FTN Midwest Securities and Midwest Research Maxus Group.  Gromen graduate with a BBA in Finance and Accounting from University of Cincinnati and an MBA in Banking & Finance from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve.

Explaining the rationale for partnering with Analyst Hub, Gromen said, “Our business is growing rapidly, and Analyst Hub is the perfect partner to focus on our marketing and expanding our client base while we focus on developing and publishing actionable insights and analysis that can’t be found anywhere else.”

“We’re thrilled to have an established research provider like FFTT join our growing platform,” said Mike Kronenberg, Analyst Hub co-founder and CEO. “While many analysts launch their firms with us, we are able to provide tremendous value to our clients at any point in the lifecycle of their business. With high-quality salespeople, proprietary technology and operations, we can efficiently scale analysts starting from scratch or those who are looking to expand their audience, improve their infrastructure and distribution, and ultimately their revenue.”

Founded in early 2018, Analyst Hub offers outsourced research infrastructure and organizational support to facilitate the publishing and distribution of sell-side research.   The firm 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.

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