December 01, 2011 11:00 ET

Record Number of Custom Requests at OTR Global

PURCHASE, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) - OTR Global LLC (OTR®) -- OTR Global had a record number of requests for custom research projects executed on behalf of its institutional client base this year. In October, the firm completed their largest number of proprietary (custom) reports in any month this year. This growing demand indicates that institutional investors have an increasing need and appreciation for high-quality, proprietary research, which helps them gain a competitive edge in this challenging economic environment.

"OTR's international presence, with over 130 reporters in 50 countries, permits us to execute large-scale, deadline-oriented research projects with a global approach," said Stanton Green, President & CEO, OTR Global. "Our clients see both public and private market opportunities, but need specific channel insights and comprehensive data to assess investment options."

This year requests for multi-client-custom research projects rose 18 percent, with requests for individual-custom research reports rising 7 percent. OTR has also seen an increase in private share research for companies speculated as IPO candidates. The accessibility of both reporters and editors all of whom have extensive industry knowledge and expertise, allows for timely turnaround on large-scale proprietary projects across multiple industries and geographies.

"We have seen a recent surge in demand for custom work on both public and private companies, particularly in the consumer retail and cyclicals areas," said Jon Gates, Director of Global Research. "OTR's flexibility, our global reach in markets like China, India and Brazil and over 16 years of experience has helped us gain market share from larger firms who do not have this expertise."

About OTR
As a leader in supply-chain and distribution channel research, OTR Global has spent 16 years building a base of industry sources and developing an in-depth understanding of complex, global product channels. OTR conducts unbiased marketplace checks to help leading institutional investors make informed investment decisions. Our team of more than 200 reporters around the globe compiles information from nontraditional sources, compares it with expectations and looks for dislocations or inflection points to provide unique investment opportunities. Since 1995, we have set the standard for alternative research as the premier provider of industry intelligence.

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