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About us

Research in Finance is a market intelligence, publishing and business information provider, that specialises in the UK and European financial services industry. The team has a deep understanding of the retail, institutional and private investor markets, we believe our knowledge makes us unique and an invaluable partner with any business working within the sector.

At Research in Finance we are passionate about the markets we serve, and believe the information we provide generates actionable and effective results for our clients. Through our collection of innovative products we deliver in-depth proprietary market intelligence, brand analysis, product awareness and a bespoke consulting service.

In addition, through our acute market awareness, we have the ability to produce effective and efficient marketing and publishing solutions.


Our philosophy is about helping you perform better NOW and in the future. It’s not about navel gazing and daydreaming about how things used to be “when all this was fields”. Our focus is on delivering reliable actionable insight that improves your performance, and helps you achieve your professional goals.

Using our network of industry influencers built up over many years, we offer a unique “360” approach which gives all our clients insight, not only about their buyers, but every aspect of their market. Using proprietary tools such as the “RiF Media Tracker”, our products generate exclusive results. When it comes to our research we only include questions that will help your business and we only ever ask questions that our sample can and will answer. We do everything we can to keep our sample interested – we believe we owe them that much!

An integral part of product development and strategy – 360 approach

We believe, that as a business, we can help add value at every stage of your product development cycle from stress testing ideas, assessing market appetite to brand recall.


Latest from RIF

Can responsible investing help consumers gain trust in the asset management industry?


The decade since the 2008 global financial crisis has seen more stringent capital controls, regulation aimed at improving professionalism among …

Live Products

UKAS 360

A rolling In-depth quarterly study into the UK financial adviser market
Quantitative and Qualitative approach
A review of all the influential segments …

RiF Trade Media Tracker

The Research in Finance media tracker round-up – a report that tells you what the IFA trade press are saying about your business and/or funds. Also, who is advertising, how big are their volumes and what are they actually promoting. In addition does advertising and PR ultimately make a difference to fund inflows?

Past Products

Financial Adviser Outsourcing report

A study to gain deeper understanding to the changes in fund distribution post RDR.
The rise of the use of outsourcing …

European bank assurance project

European bancassurance project

An in-depth research project to discover what makes a great sales aid for the European bancassurers.
What elements are …