I am the CEO and Co-founder of StockViews, a platform for the crowdsourcing of equity research. I was previously a fund manager in the City of London for 10 years, managing a European Equity fund. As a customer of institutional research, I became frustrated with the poor quality of the research, the inherent conflicts of interest and the lack of accountability. I am convinced that 10 years from now, there will be no place for the old model of Wall Street broking. With StockViews I have set out to create a “virtual Wall Street firm” – one that is meritocratic, delivers more value to the end customer and is unburdened by high infrastructure costs. If you are an equity analyst or a fund manager I encourage you to reach out to me at tom@StockViews.com.