Journalist Herb Greenberg announced he will leave TheStreet at the end of the year to set up a short-oriented research firm, GVB Financial Research. He will be joined by Donn Vickrey, a founder of Gradient Analytics, and John Bossler, founder of C & L Research, a short ideas boutique.
Greenberg announced his decision in a post on LinkedIN. Greenberg ran an independent research firm, Greenberg Meritz Research & Analytics, for two years prior to becoming a commentator on CNBC.
Donn Vickrey is a well-known forensic researcher, having been a founder of Camelback Research Alliance in 1995 which, after a name change to Gradient Analytics, sold its qualitative research unit to Sabrient Systems in 2011. Vickrey recently left Sabrient to co-found Vickery-Brown Investments, which specializes in investment strategies which combine quantitative strategies, forensic accounting and volatility controls.
John Bossler also has an extensive research pedigree, having started as an analyst at Fahnestock in 1998, then moving to Dominick & Dominck. He recently ran C & L Research, a provider of proprietary short/long research for hedge funds.