SOURCE: Investars

November 19, 2008 10:24 ET

Investars Names Danny Murray to Its Board of Directors

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 19, 2008) - Investars, the leader in integrated investment research management, evaluation and payment systems, announced today the appointment of Danny Murray to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Murray is a founding Principal and CEO of DMC Worldwide, where he also acts as a senior advisor for government and political affairs. Mr. Murray brings more than 40 years of experience to the Investars board as an attorney, including 12 years in the Office of the Legislative Counsel in the United States Senate. He has also served as director of Federal and State Legislative Affairs for Sprint and BellSouth and as anti-trust counsel for the Federal Maritime Council.

In addition to working closely with Senate and House election committees, Mr. Murray has participated in Presidential campaigns, organized major events at political conventions, and served as an international elections observer.

"Danny's unique experience as a distinguished public servant, a drafter of ERISA and expert in the regulatory arena, and as CEO of a leading global intelligence network is a priceless asset to Investars as the company prepares to launch its most ambitious suite of products later in the year," said Kei Kianpoor, CEO of Investars.

"Investars is a unique company recognized for both its market leading research management products and its philosophy of best practices and transparency for investors large and small. I look forward to working with Investars at this exciting time when its products stand to create new paradigms in the investment world, which will not only help brokers, money managers and small investors, but could also have substantial positive impact on responsible corporate behavior in issues deemed by investors to be worthy of consideration," said Danny Murray.

"As Investars expands into global markets, Danny's perspective as CEO of a company that stays on top of macroeconomic trends provides valuable insight into the needs of institutional investors in different regions of the globe," said John Eagleton, President of Investars.

About DMC Worldwide

DMC Worldwide was founded by a unique group of executive talent drawn from the fields of intelligence, business and the federal government who recognized that the new millennium required fresh perspectives and methods for addressing security, intelligence, risk management and risk assessment. DMC offers targeted political intelligence and advising capacities that span over 140 countries. Its experts specialize in macro political intelligence and analysis, as well as bottom-up intelligence and vetting of specific sectors, countries and companies. DMC also provides advising in the areas of Crisis and Emergency Management, Government and Public Relations, Business Restructuring, Statutory and Standards Compliance Support, and Homeland and International Security. For more information, please visit

About Investars

Investars provides institutional investors with advanced research management, evaluation, and payment systems designed to streamline research processes and lower information risk in global investment strategies. Investars' integrated internal and external research evaluation metrics, permission-based research delivery platform, data visualization and knowledge management features provide a valuable tool-set not only to institutional investors but also to research content providers interested in fully articulating the value of their products with particular regard to each institutional client's investment style, mandate and needs. Investars also provides retail investors with transparency into Wall Street performance through its free public website,

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