Today we believe Woodseer is the World’s premium dividend forecast dataset.
We currently enjoy an average 96% repeat business rate each year - and very high sign-up rates by clients conducting direct API comparison trials vs. our peers.
We achieve this through a relentless focus on excellence - itself enabled by our decision to specialise on dividend forecasting alone.
Accuracy is our core metric – both our bread and butter and our speciality. Our hybrid approach fuses a proprietary algorithm, live since 2016, with our dedicated analyst team.
This is our ‘unfair advantage’ and remains the foundation for our past, current and ongoing success.
Time = money and we consistently update as quickly as we can. All updates are published live in our system intraday – both for declarations and amends to our prediction data.
More timely data allows earlier / faster decision-making and is one of the edges we provide to our clients.
We offer total flexibility in the coverage required – by ISIN list, index constituents, or by country.
We offer API (Push or Restful), FTP, S3 and/or login access. Beyond this we can build custom reports and interfaces, so ask away.
We are small enough to offer a customised service, and large enough to deliver.
We have over 200k+ securities in our system, with estimate data for over 32,000 - including equities, ADRs and ETFs.
In practice almost no clients require this much and across our client base the median average is ~3500 securities per client.
This breadth of coverage offers benefits all the same - we have over 20,000 securities that are in at least one client portfolio.
We are a tech business at heart, which means our operations are super efficient and they scale as they should. We've grown Woodseer with the most modern, lean approach and we have relatively low marginal cost to serve new clients.
We look to pass these efficiencies on to our clients in terms of pricing - we aim to literally provide the best for less.
As with every business – tech or otherwise – it’s people and the dynamic between them that drives success. Since our acquisition by OptionMetrics two of Woodseer’s three co-founders are still involved to this day, bringing a diverse and complimentary set of skills and experience, both fully supported by and integrated with the OptionMetrics team.
Mark started his career in 1985 as an Investment Analyst and later a Fund Manager. After moving into financial systems he worked in London for 12 years at Dresdner Kleinwort as a VP and later as a Director at Commerzbank.
He left in 2011 to found Investment Tools, later launching our Woodseer product in 2016.
Mark is responsible for Woodseer's content, overseeing the analyst and research team, and all forecast data and coverage.
Ed spent five years with research and digital agencies in London before relocating to Shanghai where he co-founded a leading retail data company, growing it over ten years to a team of 45 with clients including Apple, Disney, Gap and Travelex.
Since 2016 Ed is responsible for Woodseer's client and partner relationships, overseeing client services, business development and growth - and initiating Woodseer's acquisition by OptionMetrics in March 2023.