Institutional Research Group
The Institutional Research Group (IRG) was formed in January of 2008 to produce equity research focused on “special situation” investments, and global equities. Investors in these areas continue to be disadvantaged by the dearth of quality research from traditional Wall Street sources. The area of "special situations", which encompasses a wide range of corporate restructurings, provide little motivation for coverage from major Wall Street institutions. IRG publishes research which seeks to capitalize on the market inefficiencies that inevitably result from this situation.
Steve Ferazani, CFA - Director of Research - Senior Analyst
Steve has more than a decade of experience writing about and analyzing financial markets. Prior to authoring The Spin-Off Report, he spent the previous five years as a generalist for small-cap research firm Sidoti & Co., covering a wide variety of stocks in the oil services, engineering and construction and industrials sectors. Prior to Sidoti, Steve was a financial writer for Standard & Poor's analyzing global macro trends across a multitude of industries. He was previously a reporter for Upside.com and JagNotes.com adding insight and perspective to the day's major market events. Steve is a graduate of Dartmouth College, has an MA in journalism from New York University and is a CFA charter holder.
Michael Wolleben- Senior Analyst
Michael has spent the past five years at Sidoti & Co. serving as lead analyst with sole responsibility to author research reports and in charge of identifying time sensitive investment opportunities within the food services industry. In 2009, Wall Street Journal ranked Michael as #2 (of 33) in the restaurant sector in their "Best on the Street" column. Prior to Sidoti, Michael held positions as a Software Engineer at IntraSphere Technologies and as Software Developer at StageBuilder. He holds an MBA from Boston University and a BA in Computer Science from Villanova.
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