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Sep. 14: NY Society of Security Analysts: The State of Independent Research

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New York Society of Security Analysts: The State of Independent Research

DATE Thursday, September 14, 2006

TIME 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Networking

6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Presentation

LOCATION New York Society of Security Analysts
1177 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor
(between 45th and 46th Streets), NYC

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Eric Alexander, President, Institutional Services, Wall Street Access

Michael W. Mayhew, Founder and CEO, Integrity Research Associates, LLC

Paul Spillane, President and CEO, Soleil Securities Group, Inc.

David Teten, CEO, Nitron Advisors

David Weild IV, President and CEO, The National Research Exchange

CHAIR: Richard G. Lipstein, Boyden Global Executive Search

Members Free | Nonmembers $20
Beverages will be provided.
NYSSA continues to offer Career Chats to members free of charge as a member benefit.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, September 7, 2006

Walk-ins cannot be accepted.

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The entire research industry is undergoing a seismic shift that will produce both winners and losers in the coming years. Some of the more innovative research providers will continue to experience growth, while the total number of independent research firms is to expected fall almost two-thirds by 2009. The need for good research, however, will never go away.

Learn the reasons for the coming shakeout and how you can be among the success stories.

Eric Alexander is president, institutional services, for Wall Street Access, which offers research and execution to hedge funds and money managers. He is responsible for strategic development of the firm’s research offering, including coverage of mergers and acquisitions, energy, healthcare, and special situations. Previously, he served as director of marketing, and was instrumental in forging strategic relationships that helped the firm grow tremendously over the next decade. Prior to joining Wall Street Access, Alexander was a vice president with the public relations firm Burson Marsteller, where his clients included AT&T and American Express.

Michael W. Mayhew is founder and CEO of Integrity Research Associates, LLC, a ratings, analysis, and consulting firm for the equity research industry. Prior to founding his firm, he was CEO and president of Garban Information Systems, the financial information division of Garban/United News & Media. Previously, he was director of strategic planning and business development for Standard & Poor’s Financial Information Services Group. Mayhew has been quoted widely by various newswires, newspapers, and industry magazines, including Reuters, Investment Dealers Digest, Institutional Investor Magazine, Bloomberg News, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, and Business Week. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Investorside, the nonprofit trade organization for the independent research community, and chairs a committee of the board to establish best practices for the research industry.

Paul Spillane, president and CEO of Soleil Securities Group, Inc., has been in the securities industry for over 25 years. He started his career at Goldman Sachs. where he worked in fixed income, foreign exchange, commodities, futures, and options products. He then moved to Deutsche Bank, serving as managing director and head of global market sales for the Americas. Spillane subsequently transferred to global equities as a senior member of the executive team responsible for building the global equities businesses. Most recently, he was responsible for establishing Deutsche Bank’s Global Relationship Management program.

David Teten is CEO of Nitron Advisors and the coauthor of The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online, the first business book describing how to take full advantage of blogs, social network sites, online networks, and other "social software." He runs, a resource site and blog, and co-writes a monthly column for Human Capital magazine named him a 2005 Future HR Leader. Teten was CEO of an executive recruiting firm that he sold to Accolo, and CEO of GoldNames, an investment bank focusing on serving the internet domain name asset class. He has worked with Bear Stearns’ Investment Banking division as a member of their technology/defense mergers and acquisitions team, and was a strategy consultant with Mars & Co.

David Weild IV is president and CEO of The National Research Exchange (The NRE), an innovator in products and services that support capital formation. The NRE provides patent-pending analytics and facilities that enable the systematic evaluation and long-term funding of research and related services. Weild served as vice chairman of The NASDAQ Stock Market and spent fourteen years at Prudential Securities, where he served as president of, head of corporate finance, head of technology investment banking, and head of equity capital markets. He also chaired Prudential’s Equity New Issues Commitment Committee.

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