SOURCE: Leerink Swann & Co.

December 22, 2006 08:38 ET

Leerink Swann & Company Named "Best of Boutiques" in 2006 Institutional Investor Poll

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 22, 2006 -- For the sixth consecutive year, Leerink Swann & Company was named "Best of Boutiques" for 2006 by Institutional Investor in the following health care categories: Biotechnology, Health Care Technology & Distribution, Medical Supplies and Devices, Pharmaceuticals/Major, and Pharmaceuticals/Specialty. Institutional Investor annually polls portfolio managers and buy-side analysts to name the All-America Research Team of the best boutiques in health care.

Jeff Leerink, Chairman and CEO of Leerink Swann states, "Our firm is comprised of the most knowledgeable health care investment professionals in the country. We continue to distinguish Leerink Swann from bulge bracket firms with our intense focus on health care, providing our clients with the clearest assessment of the best investment opportunities." Further, Mr. Leerink points out that "...the investment we've made in adding personnel to our Equity Research and MEDACorp departments complement our award-winning health care sales force and distribution team -- and this will help us as we transform the firm into a world-class health care investment bank."

About Leerink Swann & Company

Leerink Swann & Company is an investment banking firm that provides health care equity research, corporate finance, and asset management services for institutional and high-net-worth clients. Leerink Swann & Company was named the "Best of Boutiques" in Biotechnology, Health Care Technology & Distribution, Medical Supplies and Devices, Pharmaceuticals/Major, and Pharmaceuticals/Specialty in the 2006 Institutional Investor poll, which ranks the best boutique and regional firms by sector. Through its consulting affiliate, MEDACorp, Leerink Swann & Company provides biomedical-consulting services to Life Sciences companies and to the institutional investment community. Through its internal team of experts and its dedicated external network of academic and community health care professionals, MEDACorp assesses the viability of cutting-edge medical technologies, thus giving decision makers the information they need to perform. Leerink Swann & Company is a member NASD/SIPC.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    John I. Fitzgerald
    Leerink Swann & Company
    (617) 918-4564