London February 14th 2023: Today Third Bridge, the world’s leading investment research company, introduces a new Forum experience for private equity firms, credit investors, hedge funds, mutual funds, and strategy consultants. Forum is the world’s largest archive of high-quality expert interviews in the world – providing investors with detailed human insights covering thousands of private and public companies across all sectors, globally.
“Today’s market is fundamentally reshaping the investment industry’s research needs. Investors are putting a premium on research content that allows them to go faster, pinpoint risk factors, and move forward with clarity,” said Emmanuel Tahar, founder and CEO of Third Bridge. “A decade after inventing the transcript category we are very proud to unveil a next-generation Forum experience. We think this is a game-changer for investors focused on the early discovery of new industries, or companies, portfolio monitoring, as well as those working on late-stage analysis.”
New features include a simplified UX, powerful new search and filter functions, personalised watchlists, a forward view of pending interview content, push notifications, as well as full Android and iPhone compatibility. Other improvements include ‘Key Insights’ and ‘Questions’ modules at the top of each transcript, a parallel interface for Chinese users, plus optional audio playback for those on the move.
“Our aim was to create a best-in-class user experience for our clients and the feedback from our Beta phase has been exceptional,” said Ena Celoiu, Senior Product Manager. “Clients tell me they love how intuitive Forum is to use and the way it feels just like the best apps they are already familiar with. Clients in our Beta phase use Forum far more frequently and for way longer than before because they are able to access more of what is valuable to them with greater efficiency. I’m proud that it is freeing up people’s workflow and incredibly grateful to our engineers.”
Third Bridge’s new Forum experience went live in Beta testing on 21/09/2022 and was rolled out to other clients today. Third Bridge Forum provides investors with unbiased, unfiltered, independent human perspectives. A sample of the feedback Third Bridge has received is copied below:
“Just checked it out this morning and found it really helpful. Very easy to use and finally a platform where I can check if a discussion topic has been done. I was able to view transcripts easily on the browser.” – BETA TESTER
“Everybody is crazy busy right now, we find great value in your service. I spent the last weekend on the road so I listened to replays of your interviews via the new Forum, which was a first-time thing for me. I had a number of hours of driving so it was very helpful and valuable.” – BETA TESTER
Forum is one of three main products at Third Bridge, the others being Connections – a premium expert network service, and Maps – a unique way to visualise public and private company value chains.