BCA Research introduces BCA Edge: The Future of Investment Research

BCA has successfully launched Edge, an innovative platform designed to close the gap between research and investment decision-making.

Designed directly with—and for— today’s investment professionals, BCA Edge is the most technologically advanced investment research platform, enabling users to discover and integrate relevant content into investment workflows quicker than traditional methods. In addition, the platform has over 75 features designed to save time and inform investment decisions.

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Edge unlocks the value of BCA’s market-leading research and analysis with a set of features that quickly converts knowledge into action and provides an integrated suite of solutions:

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During a highly successful beta launch:

– Users rated the product 4.4 out of 5 for overall quality and satisfaction
– Reduced the time it took to find and integrate research by over 90% compared to traditional methods
– Directly improved investment decisions and outcomes
– Addressed regulatory requirements to demonstrate substantive research use

“Just about every bank has tried to produce something, research portals, rating agencies. I would say the BCA Edge is one of the newer and easiest to use .”
-Senior Investment Manager | London

The platform also boasts the latest advances in semantic and cloud technology, allowing clients to:

– Receive contextual alerts based on market interests
– Summarize and integrate research
– Visualize, customize and consume research and charts to create actionable insights.
– Easily customize and configure the platform to create multiple dashboards

BCA Edge is supported by a dedicated team of digital specialists, trained to help our clients customize the platform to fit their investment workflows.

To learn more about BCA Edge and BCA’s Investment Research Solutions, click here.

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Is The Fed A Real Threat To EM?

A common assumption among many market commentators and investors is that emerging markets (EM) are vulnerable because of expected rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Although intuitively this thesis seems reasonable, our EM strategists note that history does not bear it out.

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In the past, EM vulnerability has not stemmed from Fed tightening. Over the past 20 years, EM risk assets – stocks, currencies and credit markets – typically performed well during periods of Fed tightening and sold off during episodes of easing.

Generally, we believe Fed policy could alter investor sentiment and capital flows to developing countries, and hence influence EM financial markets in the short run. However, in the medium and long term, fluctuations in EM interest rates, equities, credit markets and currencies are largely explained by EM domestic fundamentals rather than Fed policy, please see the next Insight, , (Part II) Is The Fed A Real Threat To EM?.