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CM Research Corporate Presentation 2014

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Analysing Global Trends in Technology, Media and Telecoms …

Analysing Global Trends in Technology, Media and Telecoms
Our corporate presentation explains how we help CEOs, CTOs and CIOs predict the future of technology, media and telecoms.


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  • 1. Technology Media Telecoms Analysing Global Trends in Technology, Media and Telecoms www.researchcm.com +44 (0) 20 3393 3866 CM Research Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority 22 Upper Grosvenor Street London W1K 7PE, U.K.
  • 2. www.researchcm.com 2 Contents About us Our clients Our research approach Our business model Our executive team Our research services Our top themes for 2014
  • 3. www.researchcm.com 3 About us CM Research provides a subscription research service covering the global technology, media and telecom industries. Our research is:  Independent  Thematic  Global  TMT-focused
  • 4. www.researchcm.com 4 Our clients Our research approach is thematic, helping our clients to see the big picture. Our analysis is supported by rigorous global sector models. Our predictive analysis is invaluable to both investors and industry executives. Investor clients For our investor clients, we convert these trends into global investment themes, highlighting local stocks that might be impacted. Our aim is to help CIOs formulate a TMT investment strategy that is global, thematic, timely and coherent. Corporate clients For our corporate clients, we provide industry analysis and market intelligence, predicting how technology markets will evolve and which business models will win. Our aim is to help CEOs stay one step ahead of the technology trends that are shaping their industry. “We help Chief Executive Officers and Chief Investment Officers predict the future.”
  • 5. www.researchcm.com 5 Our research approach We provide global thematic research in the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) sectors. Our focus is on disruptive technologies. How will they unfold? Which industries will be impacted? And who will be the ultimate winners and losers? Our research approach:  Search for emerging technology trends  Spot global investment themes  Screen for local companies affected Our research product:  Global TMT Trend Forecast (annual)  In-depth thematic research (fortnightly)  Technology briefings  Analyst access  Bespoke research Our clients:  Asset managers  Industry executives  Private equity & venture capital  Consultancy houses  Governments  Family offices Our recent themes: 3D printing, App revolution, Chinese Internet, Big Data, Chinese Internet, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Digital Media, HTML5, Mobile Internet, Mobile Payments, Net Neutrality, Regulation, Robotics, Smartphones, Social networks, Software Defined Networks, Video Games Technology, Media & Telecoms Thematic ResearchTrack record Forward thinking
  • 6. www.researchcm.com 6 Our business model  Growth: through word of mouth and an established track record  Client base: institutional investors, governments, family offices, consultancies, corporations  Payment o by direct subscription; or o commission sharing agreements (CSAs) using any major broker  Global distribution: subscribers can access research through global platforms such as S&P Capital IQ, Bloomberg and Factset  Regulation: Authorised and regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Research partnerships Distribution platforms Broker relationships Regulator
  • 7. www.researchcm.com 7 Our executive team Cyrus Mewawalla Director of Research Elgen Strait Director of Sales  TMT strategist  20 years’ experience in TMT sector  Former No. 1 ranked analyst (Bloomberg)  Formerly at Nomura and PwC  Former advisor to McKinsey  Mentor at Level 39  Chartered Accountant  M.A. in Economics, University of Cambridge  Author of a bestselling book about conflicts of interest in the investment research sector  Head of Sales  10 years’ experience in institutional research sales  Formerly at BCA Research  First Salesperson at a start-up research firm (CognoLink)  First Salesperson for a technology start-up servicing the institutional research community  B.A. in Economics, University of Maryland
  • 8. www.researchcm.com 8 Our research services Our clients use us to analyse global trends in Technology, Media and Technology. We have three research services Thematic research Bespoke research Analyst access  TMT sector outlook (annually)  In-depth thematic research on emerging technology themes (fortnightly)  Client-specific research  White-labelled research  Valuation  Forensic analysis  Breakfast briefings  Quarterly analyst conference calls  Fast response to client queries by email and telephone Fee structure  Subscription fees  Commissioned fees  Dependent upon amount of analyst time required
  • 9. www.researchcm.com 9 Our Top Investment Themes for 2014 These are the main investment themes we will be researching this year. Social ‐ crowd funding ‐ music, video, games ‐ group shopping ‐ Google Glass Cloud ‐ everything  everywhere ‐ cyber security  ‐ IT cost reduction ‐ software ecosystems Mobile ‐ wearable  devices ‐ maps ‐ mobile payments ‐ mobile ads Big data ‐ Re‐imagination  ‐ privacy issues ‐ wearable  devices ‐ age of software analytics Copying Apple ‐ Ecosystem lock‐in ‐ Walled gardens ‐ Hardware/software  integration Cyber security ‐ BYOD ‐ national security issues ‐ open SDN standards ‐ M&A Adv. Manufacturing  ‐ 3D printing ‐ Robotics ‐ Flexible displays ‐ software defined network Regulation ‐ Net neutrality ‐ Data privacy ‐ Patents ‐ Anti‐competition  law TV ‐ Internet TV ‐ Second/third screens ‐ 16k / flexible screens ‐ Social networks Software defined networks ‐ Cost reduction ‐ service enhancement ‐ Network function virtualis Local ‐ maps ‐ Google Glass ‐ Ecommerce China ‐ telecom equip trade wars ‐ Varied Interest Entities ‐ Accounting scandals ‐ Alibaba IPO
  • 10. www.researchcm.com 10 About CM Research CM Research is an independent research provider with a blue chip list of institutional clients. We analyse emerging trends in the technology, media and telecom sectors and develop them into global investment themes, highlighting the winners and losers. At a time when many of our competitors have had their reputations mired by conflicts of interest, we fiercely guard our independence. Our business model is based on independence, exclusivity and experience. CM Research is a member of the European Association of Independent Research Providers (EuroIRP). CM Research is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Contact CM Research Research Cyrus Mewawalla cyrus@researchcm.com +44 20 3393 3866 Sales Elgen Strait elgen@researchcm.com +44 20 3744 0105 22 Upper Grosvenor Street | London W1K 7PE | United Kingdom www.researchcm.com Important Disclosures This document is issued by CM Research (“CMR”) solely for our clients. 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