LANCASTER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--While the world’s attention turns to Pennsylvania on February 2nd for Groundhog Day prognostications about continuing winter weather, investment professionals will gather in Philadelphia on February 3rd for the 2016 Emerald Asset Management Groundhog Day Investment Forum. The Forum is the unofficial kick-off to the year ahead as Emerald’s team of analysts and portfolio managers present their strategic investment themes and trends for 2016, focusing on key sectors such as Banking & Finance, Consumer, Energy, Industrials, Life Sciences and Technology.
Emerald’s team will be joined by noted economist Joel Naroff and senior executives from companies that exemplify the trends identified by Emerald and who will provide insights on the state of their industries and sectors. The presenting companies confirmed to date include GSV Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: GSVC), Live Oak Bancshares (NASDAQ: LOB), Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings (NASDAQ: OLLI), Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ONCE), Synergy Resources (NYSE: SYRG), and Trex Company (NYSE: TREX). In addition, noted financial services leaders Jay Sidhu (Customers Bancorp – NASDAQ: CUBI) and W. Kirk Wycoff (Patriot Financial Services, LP) will present their unique views on the outlook for banks and the financial services sector. Emerald CEO Joseph Besecker will moderate a panel discussion on marketplace lending and Bo Brustkern, Co-Founder and CEO of NSR Invest will share his perspective on the future of the growing marketplace lending industry.
The Groundhog Day Investment Forum will be held on Wednesday, February 3rd at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. Registration and Forum details are available on Emerald’s website at www.TeamEmerald.com/groundhog.
Founded in 1991, Emerald Asset Management, Inc. is a diversified investment management company that operates through its subsidiaries Emerald Advisers Inc., Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust, Emerald Separate Account Management LLC, Emerald Direct Lending Advisers LLC and EmStone Advisers LLC. Assets managed by these companies totaled approximately $4.2 billion as of December 31, 2015. “Driven by Research,” Emerald employs an intense fundamental, research-focused investment philosophy and focuses primarily on growth and value oriented equity investing and income oriented investing. Emerald and its subsidiaries maintain offices in King of Prussia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Cleveland, Ohio and Oceanside, California. Its global headquarters is located in Leola, PA.
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