Client Profile
A growing Hedge fund based in the UK investing in niche sectors. They aggressively manage portfolio of investments and use advanced investment strategies such as leverage, long, short and derivative positions in both domestic and international markets with the goal of generating high returns (either in an absolute sense or over a specified market benchmark).

Business Situation
The Client needed an associate who could help them understand the niche sectors they operate in. They wanted a service provider who could monitor and analyse their core sectors, interpret their requirements and provide detailed insights on it.

IndiQuest Solution
A dedicated analyst was provided access to the client's intranet. IndiQuest functioned as a virtual extended office to the client.

The solutions offered by the IndiQuest included:

  • Company Screening Identified potential vendors with similar profiles for acquisition. A valuation model was used to screen the companies as a starting point to see how a company has evolved.
  • Market Opportunity Studied the identified market using primary and secondary research techniques. Details on regulation, local competition, growth estimates were provided. The study also highlighted the various difficulties faced when setting up operations in a foreign location.
  • Competitive Offerings Prepared detailed summary within a specified sector, provided market share by product type and region and gave competitor map on where different vendors stood.
  • Financial Collation Collected and analysed present / historical financial details and analyst forecasts for companies in niche sectors with details on significant changes over the period.

Benefit
The client gained significant insights and the analysis helped the client understand the market potential and provided key information and facts. They achieved a lot of cost benefits through outsourcing some activities.