The Future of Indie Research Addressed at 2009 Singular Research Conference


New York, NY – This coming Thursday, September 10th, 2009 independent small and micro cap research firm Singular Research, is hosting its annual “Best of the Uncovereds” Conference at the InterContinental, The Barclay Hotel in New York City.  Besides hosting executives of a select group of micro and small cap companies to make management presentations to institutional and accredited investors, a panel of noted research industry executives will also be discussing the Future of the Independent Research Industry.

This panel will be moderated by the Chairman & Director of Research of Integrity Research Associates, Michael Mayhew.  An extremely knowledgeable and experienced panel will share their views on the independent research industry with a particular focus on small cap research, including Satya Pradhuman, the CEO and Director of Research of Cirrus Research; Derek Noce the Director and Senior Analyst of Retail Intelligence Group; Rick Hanley, the Chairman & CEO of Hanley & Associates; and Richard McLean, the CEO & Founder of Economic Profit Research.

Singular Research has identified a few of its top recommendations and invited their management teams to make presentations to conference participants.  These companies include: 

  • Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG),
  • Banco Latinoamericano de Exportaciones SA (BLX),
  • China Sky One Medical (CSKI),
  • Ebix, Inc. (EBIX),
  • J&J Snack Foods Corp (JJSF),
  •  Jinpan International (JST),
  • Life Partners Holdings (LPHI),
  • OYO Geospace Corp. (OYOG),
  • Graham Corp. (GHM),
  • Twin Disc, Inc. (TWIN),
  • Transcend Services Inc. (TRCR) and
  • Seabridge Gold Inc. (SA)

The conference will be held on September 10, 2009 from 9 am to 5:30 pm at the InterContinental The Barclay New York, 111 East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017.  The Future of Independent Research panel is scheduled to present from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.  Institutional or accredited investors who would like to attend for the upcoming conference can register at:

About Singular Research

Singular Research is a supplier of independent research on small-to-micro cap companies in the $100 million to $500 million market cap range for small and medium sized asset managers. Singular focuses on identifying emerging and over-valued small cap companies with little to no sell-side analyst coverage. The firm provides written initiation reports and quarterly updates on approximately 40 companies. The firm is a recipient of the First Coverage Inc. 2008 Top Performers Award and their analysts have been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox, Barron’s and Forbes.

About Cirrus Research

Cirrus Research, a Tarrytown, New York-based independent research firm, specializes in providing strategic research and insights to mid, small and micro cap investors.  The firm uses quantitative models and disciplined qualitative analysis to cover a universe of roughly 5000 public companies. The firm focuses on the identifying arbitrage and opportunistic investment ideas for asset managers across multiple markets. Satya Pradhuman, the founder of Cirrus, has spent more than 20 years on Wall Street in the equity research departments of E.F. Hutton, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch.

About Retail Intelligence Group

Founded in 203, Tampa-based independent research firm, Retail Intelligence Group (RIG), provides asset management clients with primary research on industry trends, current performance, and long-term positioning of specific companies in the retail industry.  Relying on store-level manager surveys and extensive store visits, RIG enables clients to identify investment opportunities, gain early warnings of threats/declines, and monitor their core holdings in this sector.  Besides covering over 100 US and European retail companies on a regular basis, the firm delivers clients a highly customized level of service that is driven by their specific interests and needs.

About Hanley & Associates

New York City-based Hanley & Associates, is an independent research firm that provides company management access to institutional investors through targeted non-deal road shows.  The firm was founded by Rick Hanley, a financial services professional with over 22 years of institutional equities experience at both buy and sell-side firms.  Hanley’s proprietary approach assists companies in building stronger investor relationships and enhances the value of their Investor Relations programs.  Institutional customers value the confidentiality of their communications and transparency of payment mechanisms.

About Economic Profit Research

Sarasota, Florida-based Economic Profit Research (EPR) is the research arm of McLean Capital Management, a Registered Investment Advisory firm that provides research and asset management services.  The main drivers of EPR’s proprietary methodology are the amount of free cash flow generated by a company’s business operations and the firm’s adjusted cost of capital.  Economic Profit Research generates conservative investment ideas regardless of company size, though the firm does a particularly good job of highlighting small cap companies with favorable cash-flow characteristics and valuations that might otherwise have slipped under the radar screen of most sell-side analysts.


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