In this latest episode of Hardman Talks, Larissa interviews Robert Mundy, Founder and CEO of Research Tree.
Uniquely positioned between all financial market players, Robert weighs in on the widely discussed role of the retail investor and the impact COVID-19 has had on investor access. With liquidity being a top priority for many small to mid-cap companies, it is an area of the shareholder register that can no longer go overlooked by investor relations. Technology and platform development remain at the forefront of Research Tree’s goals, which leaves the company advantageously placed to make an incremental difference in investor access.
Robert and Larissa also touch on MiFID II, the effects this has had on small-cap research coverage, and where this leaves companies like Research Tree on the other side of regulatory changes.
Rob left Credit Suisse to set up Research Tree in 2015, launching the platform the following year. Research Tree is a fast-growing platform that aggregates a range of research, video content, events and news from banks, brokers, research houses and other content providers, making all this available to investors across the platform, apps, and via an API and product suite to key distribution partners such as the LSE, on broker portals and on a growing number of company IR websites.
Previously, Rob gained 10 years’ experience in capital markets, including as Head of the European Oil & Gas E&Ps research team at Credit Suisse, and research and trading roles at Liberum. Rob also earned a Masters in Finance at London Business School. Aside from work, Rob is usually either spending time with his children or pontificating about rugby to whomever will listen.