LONDON-(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tellimer, the global provider of technology, information and data, announces the launch of Scriber, a financial research and insights platform built for independent analysts, traders, investors, subject matter experts and financial commentators to deliver research, insights and business a commentary on the growing investment and trading community.
Scriber will address approximately 300 million individual investors worldwide who trade and invest in a wide range of assets through new real-time trading platforms. These investors are typically highly connected across digital and social channels and underserved by traditional data and information structures. In addition to improving individual investors’ access to investment information, Scriber will also make it easier for market professionals to access a wider range of analysis that is otherwise invisible to them.
The Scriber platform will offer the ability for experts to provide analysis on niche areas of financial investment not covered by mainstream sell-side analysts to monetize their knowledge. Content creators will be able to distribute newsletters directly to paying subscribers and ensure that their insights are discoverable across the web and disseminated through social and professional research networks.
Scriber’s offering builds on Tellimer’s experience running its Insights platform, an investment data and research platform focused on emerging markets and used by some of the world’s largest institutions and governments.
Scriber has been in open beta testing since April, during which time the platform has already attracted nearly 500 individual and corporate creators who deliver their unique content to around 150,000 of their own subscribers. Today marks the first day that content creators have access to the full suite of subscription management and paywall services to start building their own subscription businesses.
Commenting on the launch of Scriber, Tellimer CEO Duncan Wells said:
“From ESG to crypto and Gamestop, the shape of the global investment market is changing rapidly. Both retail professional investors and market professional investors are severely underserved by established financial information structures.
“We created Scriber to build the future infrastructure for the financial information and investment insights marketplace. One where both professional and semi-professional investors and participants can easily access the most accurate independent financial expertise.
“It’s a powerful tool that combines the functionality of a professional survey creation platform with the superior SEO and capital markets expertise that Tellimer is known for.”
The semi-professional investment community has grown rapidly. Retail investor platforms have grown exponentially in recent years, and the independent research market has grown 125% since 2015 to reach $900 million in 2020. Smartphone technology has made it possible to trade a range of assets, from stocks to cryptocurrencies, in every user’s pocket, making the world of investing accessible to hundreds of millions of people. Crypto investment platform Coinbase has 98 million certified users, up from about 20 million in 2018, and stock trading apps Robinhood and eToro have nearly 45 million registered users between them.
Conversely, access to much of professional investment analysis and information remains highly inaccessible. Similarly, investment professionals now have access to less research than before, while at the same time the universe of potential investments is expanding. Bloomberg, the leading provider of financial information to the professional user community with a 33% market share1, there are only 325,000 terminals worldwide. Similarly, Refinitiv, which has 19.4%2 market share has only 190,000 terminals. Scriber will create a controlled means of creating transparency for both professional and semi-professional investors by distributing analysis from Scriber authors with a professional readership directly to these professional platforms. New entrants, including smaller professional organizations, often cannot afford or need a Bloomberg or Refinitiv terminal, and even large institutions can be cut off from the information and expertise they need to access because they are not accessible or hard to find, scattered on social media or in unstructured and undiscoverable forms on the web.
Scriber is the financial insight and research platform for the independent investment community. The home of independent analysts, traders, investors and business commentators who provide the growing investment community with subscription-driven research, insights and financial information. Scriber appeals to newly credentialed professionals and semi-professionals investors who are underserved by the institutional market for financial information and enables them to monetize their expertise. Designed specifically for financial experts, with no coding knowledge required and fully integrated writing, publishing and analytics features, Scriber gives authors everything they need to build a subscription business in one simple tool. It is built and supported by Tellimer, which has a solid track record of providing high-quality publishing platforms. For more information and to register visit our website or our LinkedIn and Twitter pages.
1 Burton Taylor 2022
2 Burton Taylor 2022