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Lightyear launches in-app access to earnings calls for retail investors

The investment platform is partnering with finance software startup Quartr to make stock market information more accessible.

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Lightyear is launching free, in-app access to earnings calls for retail investors in 20 countries.

Partnering with finance software startup Quartr, the investment platform will bring access to earnings calls audios, reports and slide decks directly through the app.

Quartr, which has the mission to “bring the financial community closer together”, has collected information from around 7,000 listed companies and will distribute this data to Lightyear through an API.

“Easy access to stock market data is crucial for new and experienced investors alike — to build out their investment strategies and successfully carry them out over the years,” Lightyear co-founder and CTO Mihkel Aamer said. 

“Historically earnings calls and the discussions within them have not been easily accessible for retail investors; yet keeping up with companies’ quarterly results is a key part of staying up to date with your portfolio performance.” 

Lightyear and Quartr say they share the mission of bringing “easily accessible stock market information” to investors that historically has been difficult to access and “scattered” on individual company sites.

Now users will be able to access all the information audibly and visually directly through the Lightyear app.

Lightyear’s implementation of our API solution is a natural step on our mission of bringing the financial community closer together, creating yet another important distribution channel,” Quartr co-founder and CEO Sami Osman said. 

“We are convinced that our API will create a lot of value for both investors and online brokers worldwide, and not least for public companies as this enables them to get their equity stories told to a much wider audience.”

Lightyear started in the UK before it launched in 19 European countries last July and raised $25m in a Series A funding round.

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