Buy-side research tool prepares for market

NEWS ANALYSIS | LAUNCH | RESEARCH TOOL UNVEILED TO EVALUATE ANALYST FORECASTS

LONDON -- Aqute, an online tool for comparing the quality of analyst research, jointly developed by UK research vendor AQ Research and Belgian data vendor Bureau van Dijk (BvD), has entered beta testing in a number of buy-side firms.

According to Christian Harbo, BvD's Nordic sales manager, 10 Nordic fund managers are currently trialling the buy-side module, which assigns sell-side analysts and their research AQ ratings (accuracy of earnings per share forecasts) and RQ ratings (accuracy of t

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