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New York, January 23, 2017 — Visible Alpha announced today its acquisition of ONEaccess. ONEaccess is a leading corporate access, resource tracking and broker valuation platform with more than 185 contributing sell-side firms and 150 buy-side client firms. The purchase of ONEaccess will enable Visible Alpha to accelerate its goal of changing the way investment professionals uncover and measure unique insights from sell-side content, including research, financial models and corporate access.
Since its inception in 2014, ONEaccess has been fostering improved collaboration between brokers and their clients. Its sell-side solutions have brought greater efficiencies and transparency to the distribution, control, and reporting of broker content. Through a single access point, sell-side clients can streamline the distribution of broker content in accordance with their respective entitlement rules and format the interactions data for comparison and analysis.
For buy-side clients, ONEaccess helps firms efficiently discover corporate access events, track their consumption of research and corporate access interactions, and carry out quantitative broker evaluation.
“We are excited to have formally joined forces with ONEaccess,” said Scott Rosen, CEO of Visible Alpha. “We have been working together for the past year and are now able to deliver on our combined vision of elevating buy side and sell side collaboration. We believe our model will not only bring greater efficiency and transparency to the broker-client relationship, but it will also help investment firms generate alpha in new and differentiated ways.”
“Both companies have focused on optimizing the investment management workflow, but we’ve tackled different aspects of it,” said Mike Stepanovich, CEO of ONEaccess. “While Visible Alpha has built a unique data set, the ONEaccess team has built a new network of tools to distribute and measure corporate access information and research. By coming together, we are able to solve both sides of the equation for our clients, and we are already receiving positive feedback from them.”
Scott Rosen will remain the CEO of Visible Alpha and Mike Stepanovich will report to Scott as the CEO of the ONEaccess business.
Visible Alpha plans to integrate the ONEaccess buy-side solutions into the Visible Alpha platform to create a more integrated workflow for discovering, tracking and valuing all sell-side interactions. The combined platform will also help investors uncover new insights from Visible Alpha’s unique fundamental dataset derived from sell-side analyst models.
ONEaccess, a Visible Alpha company, is a content and interactions analytics hub that is changing the way the buy side and the sell side collaborate with one another. Founded in 2014, ONEaccess improves the efficiency of discovering corporate access events, and analyzing and valuing interactions between professionals on both sides of the market. Our growing suite of intuitive productivity tools fosters trust and transparency in the broker-client relationship, and frees up time for generating alpha in the process.
About Visible Alpha
Visible Alpha is transforming the way Wall Street firms collaborate on research, financial models and other services. The company combines advanced data correction methodologies, a secure distribution network and sophisticated analytical tools on the front end to drive efficiencies and transparency into the research process and help firms generate alpha in new and differentiated ways. Visible Alpha is backed by a consortium that includes Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Jefferies, Morgan Stanley and UBS. For more information on Visible Alpha, please visit www.visiblealpha.com.