Arete was founded in early 2000 on the principles of independence, exclusivity and insight, taking its name from an ancient Greek word meaning "excellence and virtue". Arete was established at the peak of the dot-com bubble, with the primary aim of starting a renaissance in equity research; returning it to its roots of helping investors make better informed decisions, and unearthing the facts behind perpetually-bullish headlines. A decade and a half later, we are delighted by a thriving and well-established independent research sector.
Arete has proven there is an appetite and market for in-depth research that is unfettered by conflicts. Arete remains committed to the idea of wholly independent research, and to restoring the trust essential for the operation of healthy financial markets. We have never, nor will we, take any money from the companies we cover.