Twitter power harnessesed by ex-banker

FORMER Morgan Stanley investment banker Emmett Kilduff has left the firm to become a social media guru.

Eagle Intel, which launches fully next month, aims to capture stock intelligence from the likes of Twitter to assist institutional investors. The Capitalist hears that fund manager Tim Steer from Artemis is one of 15 City clients already signed up.

“My father was a successful technology entrepreneur and I grew up wanting to launch my own business,” Kilduff told The Capitalist. He appears to not only be following in his parental footsteps, but also those of DCM Capital, which offers a similar analytics service.

This is not his first foray into web entrepreneurship. Kilduff founded in 2008 after eight years at Credit Suisse, but returned to investment banking after his first web venture ended.