New York – Gradient Analytics, an independent equity research firm with expertise in forensic accounting (including earnings quality analysis), executive compensation, and executive behavior, recently announced the launch of its U.K.-based European sales operation, which will be led by Manuele Cogni. Gradient provides forensic accounting analysis and quantitative modeling for equities in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.
The launch of Gradient’s European sales office follows Gradient’s recent release of its quantitative International Earnings Quality Model (EQM-I) in September, and the initiation of forensic accounting coverage of non-U.S. equities in January 2009.
Gradient Analytics provides quantitative stock ratings for institutional clients and qualitative research reports. Gradient also creates and maintains quantitative models, stock scoring systems, and data collection tools for clients. Additionally, it helps develop and license turnkey quantitative models. With a focus on a particular sector, Gradient analysts initiate both top down and bottom-up reviews of companies of interest based on proprietary screening processes.