Silverlight Research Review
Silverlight Research is an expert network based in London. It was founded in November 2017 by a former Morgan Stanley investment manager. Silverlight helps its clients receive the most relevant information in order to make informed investments and strategic decisions. Silverlight can uncover real value for clients, including hedge funds, private equity funds, long-only funds, consultancies, and corporates.
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Although there is instant access to infinite intelligence and information via the internet and other sources today, current market information and knowledge remain largely locked away in individuals’ minds around the globe. Information and value-added knowledge are not always readily available when they are needed. Silverlight Research solves this problem by quickly locating the information clients need.
We uncover true value by providing our clients with the best information and knowledge to inform their strategic and investment decisions. Our clients include private equity funds, hedge funds, long only funds, consultancies, sovereign wealth funds and corporates. Silverlight Research
Silverlight’s clients prefer to use their services rather than do their own searches. They ensure confidentiality and prevent information from being leaked. Silverlight has the resources and expertise to find relevant Industry Experts for their clients and can quickly provide Experts where our clients cannot.
What type of expertise is Silverlight looking for?
You have a unique perspective because of your direct experience in the sector. Silverlight sources experts worldwide to help their clients find relevant and insightful people to assist with their research projects. They then connect you via brief phone consultation or in-person meeting.
Silverlight’s network of consultants opens up new opportunities and valuable professional connections. As an Expert, your knowledge will be shared with world-class companies. You’ll also hear what people have to say about your industry. They understand how valuable your time is so Silverlight will match you only with projects specifically related to your expertise.
Consultation rate and payment transfer
Silverlight will allow you to set your own consultation rate. Check our guide to expert networks for guidance on what you can expect to earn per hour in consultation fees. After the call, you receive a secure link to the payment page, where you will submit your bank account details. Silverlight Research will pay you the relevant fees in respect of each completed consultation (calculated in minutes) by the bank detail provided by you. Payment will be made within thirty days from the moment you submit your payment details. If you do not receive payment, you must inform Silverlight Research by email within six months of the consultation date.
Is Silverlight Research legit?
Yes, Silverlight is a legit expert network firm. However, keep in mind that you’ll need to abide by the compliance rules and avoid discussing your current employer or sharing any confidential information.
Expert network calls
A consultation call typically lasts 30-60 minutes and is usually done on a single-blinded basis. This means that the client knows your identity, but you will not know who the client is. Silverlight clients include private equity funds, hedge funds, consultancies, sovereign wealth funds and corporates. By sharing your knowledge and expertise you will help these firms make better-informed strategic investment decisions
We noticed the message below posted by Glassdoor in January 2023:
LinkedIn reports that the median tenure is just 0.8 years which in combination with the Glassdoor message could be a sign of high turnover and lack of motivation among staff. This is quite common among expert networks which can offer limited career growth paths and salary improvements beyond the standard level.
The majority of the employees are based in Pakistan and the Philippines with the title “Research Analyst”. A Research Analyst in the expert network industry is tasked with identifying potential experts matching upcoming research projects, often starting with a connection request and inMail message on LinkedIn.
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