Intellidex was founded in 2008 by Stuart Theobald, Vuyo Jack and Chia Chao Wu.
With offices in Sandton, South Africa, the strategy was to improve investor insight into Africa’s capital markets through high quality research and publications. We launched an equities research service focused on small- and medium-cap JSE-listed companies and began providing bespoke markets-related research to clients. We also developed and launched several publications, including Business Day Investors Monthly which became the largest circulating investment magazine in South Africa.
In 2009 we began providing research and consulting services to financial institutions directly, particularly in the banking sector. This has evolved into a specialised market research capability and a financial services strategy consulting service through which we support banks and other providers to develop their businesses.
We opened an office in London in 2010 from which we could more directly service UK-based investment clients and widened our coverage to the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, producing research for portfolio investors as well as direct investors undertaking transactions in various African markets.
In 2017 we consolidated our market research services into a dedicated market research unit to service financial services clients and widened coverage to the rest of sub-Saharan Africa a year later.
In 2018 we launched a dedicated strategy research service to support financial services and opened an office in Boston.
Today Intellidex services a world-wide client base of blue-chip investors, banks and other companies.