Investment Research Case Studies

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Initiating and maintaining coverage on 200+ global stocks (ADRs) listed in NYSE

Client:
A large UK based Independent Research Provider was seeking to ramp up its research coverage. This included about 200+ stocks across the globe

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Initiation of coverage, quarterly earnings and special events update for 120+ stocks in MENA

Client:
A large Investment Bank and Brokerage house in Saudi Arabia was seeking to expand sell-side coverage of MENA listed stocks (with emphasis on Saudi stocks

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Quarterly updates on 400+ S&P500 stocks in the US

Client:
A large Independent Research Provider in the US wanted continuous qualitative-based research assistance on 400+ S&P500 stocks. It involved putting across a brief qualitative investment argument supporting quant-based stock recommendation generated by the client’s proprietary rating model.

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Stock tracking and financial model updates of 1000+ US listed stocks

Client:
A U.S. focused long/short equity strategy Hedge Fund, with AUM of $2.5 billion, engaged Aranca for research support

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Sector focused coverage of stocks for portfolio managers

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A U.S. based long only global Hedge Fund with AUM of $3.8 billion. Primarily focuses on Agriculture, Consumer, Energy sectors in the US, India and Middle East & North Africa regions.

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Investment screening of stocks

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A leading Asset Manager in the US wanted a stock screener based on fundamental parameters – quantitative & qualitative – to help select securities for its portfolio.

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High dividend yield portfolio creation and back-testing

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A leading GCC based Investment Firm was looking to build a stock portfolio with fundamentally strong stocks that will generate higher returns.

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Model creation and maintenance of 200+ stocks – United States

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A leading US based Brokerage wanted assistance in creating valuation models and updating these models with quarterly earnings on over 200 stocks under their coverage.

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Credit notes on 80+ corporate bonds – United States

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A full service securities brokerage and investment banking firm in US with a focus on the below-investment-grade debt markets for institutional clients.

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Daily market report for a brokerage house – Middle East & North Africa

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A leading GCC based brokerage house was planning to come out with a daily market report on the MENA markets highlighting movements in key indices and stocks.

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Daily market report for a brokerage house – United Kingdom

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A UK based brokerage house required a daily market report for distribution by 7:00am UK time to its UK clients and global investors on its distribution list.

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Comparable equity database...

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Client, a prominent hedge fund based out of UK, was looking to scale up its research capabilities to enable it analyze an identified stock universe in a comprehensive manner

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Creation and maintenance of a database on high yield bonds in emerging markets to help fund manager in making investment decisions

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One of the largest institutional asset managers in US wanted to create and maintain a database on high yield bonds in emerging markets.

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Dedicated research support team for US based hedge fund (AUM of $2.5 billion)

Client:
A U.S. focused long/short equity strategy Hedge Fund, with AUM of $2.5 billion, engaged Aranca for research support

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High yield bond –model on recovery analysis

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A leading investment manager in U.S looking for model on recovery analysis of high yield bonds

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Investment screening of stocks

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A leading asset manager in US, was interested in building a screener of US listed companies with market cap above 500 mn and screen them based on certain fundamental and technical parameters.

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Model creation and maintenance on 100+ agricultural / soft commodities stocks for a US hedge fund

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A U.S. based long only global hedge fund with AUM of $3.8 billion. Primarily focuses on Agriculture, Consumer, Energy sectors in the US, India and Middle East & North Africa regions.

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Portfolio creation: high dividend yield portfolio construction

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A leading asset manager in the US evaluating a proposed fund strategy with an aim to launch a portfolio of high dividend yield stocks

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Preparation of Credit evaluation notes

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One of the largest institutional asset managers in Europe wanted to cover debt instruments of a company from a view of evaluating the company’s capacity to honor its commercial commitments

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Sector focused coverage of stocks for portfolio managers

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A leading US based fund (AUM of USD4.4 billion) was looking for analyst support to assist portfolio managers of different sectors. The key task was to provide working models and background research on various stocks and identify opportunities.

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Stock overview: Notes and Sell-Side Analyst call Summary...

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A leading U.S. based hedge fund, with AUM of $4.4 billion, looking for analysts who could assist portfolio manager in creating / maintaining valuation models and conduct conference calls with sell side analysts.

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Stock tracking and financial model updates of 1000+ global stocks

Client:
A long only equity strategy Hedge Fund, with AUM of $2.2 billion, looking to expand their coverage universe; engaged Aranca for financial modeling and tracking stocks

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Pitch book to obtain an IPO mandate from Nielsen Media

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A mid-sized investment bank in the US

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Pitch book for a sell side mandate on employee benefit company

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An investment bank in Europe

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Precedent transaction analysis as a part of deal evaluation support

Client:
An investment bank in the US

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Identifying potential acquisition targets in the bakery segment in Europe

Client:
A mid-tier investment bank in the US

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Pitch book and private placement memorandum for raising money and to acquire a company in the affordable housing sector in Brazil

Client:
A leading investment bank and investment firm in the GCC

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Identifying investment opportunities in the global Toll Road theme

Client:
A large European Asset Management firm looking for research support to identify and assess investment opportunities in the infrastructure (toll roads) space during times of high inflation.

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Dedicated analyst support –preparation of sector and thematic report, PPM documents and monthly newsletters

Client:
A large PE firm in the Middle East focusing on investments in education, healthcare and renewable energy sectors . Aranca supports the client with a dedicated analyst model

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A comprehensive financial model to capture a PE firm’s business and operating plan

Client:
A PE firm focused on investing in key infrastructure sectors in Africa, engaged Aranca to develop a comprehensive financial model which will act as an internal tool for management information, budgeting, financial analysis, performance assessment and other related purposes.

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Initial review note and financial model auditing of potential investment opportunities for a Europe based PE firm

Client:
A large European PE firm focusing on investments across different geographies. Aranca supports the client with preparation of initial review notes on potential investment opportunities and also with financial model audit

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Developing business plan for portfolio companies for a MENA based PE

Client:
A leading PE firm based in the Middle East. Aranca assisted the client with the preparation of a detailed business plan for one of its portfolio companies planning to set up age management clinics. Aranca submitted a business plan document supported by a financial model

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Market study on ARM based SoCs used in computing, consumer and electronic devices

Client:
A European PE firm commissioned Aranca to do a detailed study on end-markets where ARM architecture based system-on-chips (SoCs) are used extensively and the potential for X86 processors to make in-roads into these devices

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Identification and profiling of companies in target sectors with specific technology capabilities

Client:
A US based PE firm looking for profiles of mid-market companies across specific investment themes. Aranca supports the client through a dedicated team model

Sell Side Case Studies

Project:
Initiating and maintaining coverage on 200+ global stocks (ADRs) listed in NYSE

Client:
A large UK based Independent Research Provider was seeking to ramp up its research coverage. This included about 200+ stocks across the globe

Project:
Quarterly updates on 400+ S&P500 stocks in the US

Client:
A large Independent Research Provider in the US wanted continuous qualitative-based research assistance on 400+ S&P500 stocks. It involved putting across a brief qualitative investment argument supporting quant-based stock recommendation generated by the client’s proprietary rating model.

Project:
Initiation of coverage, quarterly earnings and special events update for 120+ stocks in MENA

Client:
A large Investment Bank and Brokerage house in Saudi Arabia was seeking to expand sell-side coverage of MENA listed stocks (with emphasis on Saudi stocks)

Buy Side Case Studies

Project:
Stock tracking and financial model updates of 1000+ US listed stocks

Client:
A U.S. focused long/short equity strategy Hedge Fund, with AUM of $2.5 billion, engaged Aranca for research support

Project:
Sector focused coverage of stocks for portfolio managers

Client:
A U.S. based long only global Hedge Fund with AUM of $3.8 billion. Primarily focuses on Agriculture, Consumer, Energy sectors in the US, India and Middle East & North Africa regions.

Project:
Investment screening of stocks

Client:
A leading Asset Manager in the US wanted a stock screener based on fundamental parameters - quantitative & qualitative - to help select securities for its portfolio.

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High dividend yield portfolio creation and back-testing

Client:
A leading GCC based Investment Firm was looking to build a stock portfolio with fundamentally strong stocks that will generate higher returns.

Sell-side Case Studies

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Sales/Trading Support: Investment grade and high-yield research support to a global brokerage house

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The client required dedicated research support on its investment grade and high yield coverage

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Private Wealth Manager Support: Credit report and model initiation and maintenance support for the private wealth management division of a large European bank

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The client required research support to build and maintain models and analytical credit reports to be circulated to their clientele

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Debt Capital Markets Support: Debt capital markets and proprietary desk research support for a global investment bank

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The client needed high-quality, customized and cost-effective credit research

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Debt Capital Markets Support: Issuer shadow credit rating analysis for a global investment bank

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The client wanted to generate shadow credit ratings for its target companies

Buy-side Case Studies

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Asset Manager Support: Credit research monitoring support for a global insurance giant based out of Europe

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A large European insurer/reinsurer solicited support in maintenance and monitoring of credit models

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Asset Manager (APAC) Support: A complete research back-up support to a Singapore-based asset manager

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A regional asset manager needed a fund launch and regular coverage support for Asian high-yield bonds

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CLO Support: Credit research coverage support to a CLO manager

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A credit hedge fund investing through its CLO funds solicited research and surveillance support

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Pitch book to obtain an IPO mandate from Nielsen Media

Client:
A mid-sized investment bank in the US

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Pitch book for a sell side mandate on employee benefit company

Client:
An investment bank in Europe

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Precedent transaction analysis as a part of deal evaluation support

Client:
An investment bank in the US

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Identifying potential acquisition targets in the bakery segment in Europe

Client:
A mid-tier investment bank in the US

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Pitch book and private placement memorandum for raising money and to acquire a company in the affordable housing sector in Brazil

Client:
A leading investment bank and investment firm in the GCC

Project:
Identifying investment opportunities in the global Toll Road theme

Client:
A large European Asset Management firm looking for research support to identify and assess investment opportunities in the infrastructure (toll roads) space during times of high inflation.

Project:
Dedicated analyst support –preparation of sector and thematic report, PPM documents and monthly newsletters

Client:
A large PE firm in the Middle East focusing on investments in education, healthcare and renewable energy sectors . Aranca supports the client with a dedicated analyst model

Project:
A comprehensive financial model to capture a PE firm’s business and operating plan

Client:
A PE firm focused on investing in key infrastructure sectors in Africa, engaged Aranca to develop a comprehensive financial model which will act as an internal tool for management information, budgeting, financial analysis, performance assessment and other related purposes.

Project:
Initial review note and financial model auditing of potential investment opportunities for a Europe based PE firm

Client:
A large European PE firm focusing on investments across different geographies. Aranca supports the client with preparation of initial review notes on potential investment opportunities and also with financial model audit

Project:
Developing business plan for portfolio companies for a MENA based PE

Client:
A leading PE firm based in the Middle East. Aranca assisted the client with the preparation of a detailed business plan for one of its portfolio companies planning to set up age management clinics. Aranca submitted a business plan document supported by a financial model

Project:
Market study on ARM based SoCs used in computing, consumer and electronic devices

Client:
A European PE firm commissioned Aranca to do a detailed study on end-markets where ARM architecture based system-on-chips (SoCs) are used extensively and the potential for X86 processors to make in-roads into these devices

Project:
Identification and profiling of companies in target sectors with specific technology capabilities

Client:
A US based PE firm looking for profiles of mid-market companies across specific investment themes. Aranca supports the client through a dedicated team model

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(Turkey) Macroeconomic forecasting model, scenario analysis, and risks to growth

Client:
A leading bank in the Middle East

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(South Africa) Macroeconomic forecasting model with analysis on risks to growth

Client:
A leading brokerage house in South Africa

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(Canada) Monthly macroeconomic indicator watch

Client:
A leading brokerage house in North America

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(Middle East and North Africa) Monthly economic update

Client:
A leading bank in the Middle East

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(India) Sector study – Innovation in Indian manufacturing

Client:
India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), a trust established by the Ministry of Commerce (India) with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as its associate

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(United States) Correlation analysis – Federal funds rate vs. key banking indices

Client:
A leading pension fund in North America

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(Currencies and Commodities) Asset correlation/ pattern analysis – WTI crude versus EUR-USD currency pair

Client:
A leading brokerage firm in the UK

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