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Visible Alpha acquires ONEaccess

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Visible Alpha has acquired ONEaccess, a 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 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,” says Scott Rosen (pictured), 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 optimising the investment management workflow, but we’ve tackled different aspects of it,” says 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.”
Rosen will remain the CEO of Visible Alpha and Stepanovich will report to Rosen 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 fundamental dataset derived from sell-side analyst models.

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