Sep 13, 2016

Consumer Edge Research LLC (CER), a preeminent equity research boutique today announced a strategic partnership with 280first, a financial services platform that provides actionable and previously unrealized insights to the money management industry. The 280first platform dynamically analyzes unstructured data using sophisticated data analytics vetted by experienced analysts, to make sense of and reveal insights within the text of financial filings. The platform extracts noteworthy highlights signaling a company’s internal deliberations, upcoming material events and disclosures, filling a gap – in real-time – in the information available to investment professionals.

Bill Pecoriello CEO of CER commented: “We are thrilled to announce this partnership which expands our core research product and continues the CER push to be at the forefront of the evolving investment industry.  We believe that superior future returns in the investment world will be driven by a combination of data, investment professional insights and machine learning.  280first innovative platform is a big step in helping our clients move in this direction.”

“We are honored to be considered a core research offering by CER,” said Ping Zhao, CEO of 280first. “Our focus on improving the productivity of investment professionals by enabling them to spot opportunities and avoid downside through our near real-time analysis of significant company indictors perfectly complements CER’s focus on rigorous analysis and experience-based perspective.”

About Consumer Edge Research

Consumer Edge Research is a preeminent independent equity research boutique focused on the global consumer sector, including consumer staples and consumer discretionary. We generate non-consensus ideas combining uniquely thorough, fact-based, primary research with rigorous valuation analysis and perspective from years of covering our sectors. Our team has over 100 years of combined experience in the consumer and financial services industries. Our data are gathered both from global syndicated sources as well as primary research surveys, industry insights and other proprietary data collection.

About 280first

280first was founded in 2014 by a team led by Ping Zhao, Ph.D. a distinguished senior research analyst with deep knowledge and experience in both equity and credit arenas.  The platform was developed to address specific pain points facing investment professionals, based on the team’s long tenure in the industry.  Purpose-built to expand the reach and efficacy of investment professionals, the 280first platform and alerts services is the first in a series of high value solutions the company will deliver to the financial services market.  For more information, contact