Limited Research Functions Going Forward
In the past FEC has undertaken commissioned research but this is no longer the business model. Where research is prepared by FEC it will be more in the nature of a loss leader, or it will be prepared to better communicate its views on particular investments in which it may have a vested interest. Where companies wish to commission research by a respected analyst FEC would be pleased to recommend a suitable analyst from its panel and it would offer editorial assistance in order to achieve the best standard possible.
The flagship research paper will be the Weekly Commentary which will offer opinions and comments as opposed to detailed analysis. This will be made available free of charge to persons who request it.