SOURCE: Arrowhead Credit Research Corp.

Arrowhead Credit Research Corp.

October 06, 2009 09:30 ET

Respected Industry Veterans Launch New Independent Credit Research Firm

Arrowhead Credit Research Analyzes Short-Duration Credit Securities

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - Arrowhead Credit Research Corp. launches today to provide high quality, in-depth and unbiased credit research to institutional investors including corporate treasurers, pension funds, endowments and hedge funds that manage cash and liquid assets. The subscription-based services offered by Arrowhead Credit Research will support and supplement the internal credit analysis conducted by institutional investors with an emphasis on timely reporting and independent commentary on short-duration credit instruments.

Led by industry veterans Zachary H Pashel, chief executive officer, and Barry D. Weiss, director of research, Arrowhead's management team is comprised of credit market professionals with frontline market experience and expertise evaluating and investing in diverse investment grade credit instruments.

Arrowhead Credit Research enters the market offering credit research including annual reports and event-driven updates on a large universe of securities and the Arrowhead Weekly -- a commentary on current and emerging market themes, including yield-curve analysis. The firm also offers custom credit research and analysis.

"As cash and money market investors have grown wary of the potential conflicts underlying the credit research generated by credit agencies and brokers, and the inadequate services currently available, the need for unbiased, customer-focused credit research has increased significantly," said Pashel. "There is a tremendous opportunity for Arrowhead to fill this knowledge gap with our impartial analysis that is not motivated by outside forces."

Heading the research function is Weiss who brings his experience as an executive and portfolio manager of money market and cash funds for HarbourView Asset Management and OppenheimerFunds, Inc. During his career he has managed or co-managed funds with more than $35 billion in assets and these funds have historically achieved first quartile performance.

"Barry brings a seasoned insider's perspective to the credit research function," said Pashel. "His experience, sterling reputation and historical performance managing money market funds provides Arrowhead Credit Research with the ability to generate high quality research from a perspective that is not widely available today."

"The money market landscape has changed over the last 12 months, but our conservative analysis and methodologies have not," said Weiss. "Clients will find significant value from the experience and proven investing principles that I have used over the last decade managing money market funds. I now apply that knowledge to generate reliable credit research."

About Arrowhead Credit Research Corp.

Arrowhead Credit Research Corp. was founded in 2009 as an independent credit research firm providing analysis of short-duration credit securities for institutional investors, including corporate treasurers, pension funds, endowments and hedge funds. Arrowhead's service offerings include subscription-based and custom credit research. Arrowhead Credit Research was founded in response to the growing need for unbiased, conflict-free analysis of credit securities and issuers of short-term credit instruments to help investors fully understand the initial and ongoing risks of current and prospective holdings, with the goal of enhancing yield through proven, conservative investment analysis. For more information go to: www.arrowhead-research.com

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