SOURCE: Wedge Partners

Wedge Partners

September 28, 2011 00:00 ET

Wedge Partners Names Brian Rauscher Chief Portfolio Strategist

Continues Wedge's Growth and Broadens Product Offering

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2011) - Wedge Partners, a leading equity research firm specializing in Technology, Media, and Telecommunications, announced today that Brian Rauscher, CFA, has been named Chief Portfolio Strategist. In this role Mr. Rauscher will be responsible for developing and marketing portfolio allocation strategies for Wedge's institutional investor clients.

"We are pleased to welcome Brian Rauscher as Chief Portfolio Strategist for Wedge Partners," said Evan Morgan, Chief Executive Officer of Wedge Partners. "The addition of Brian's unique portfolio strategy process enhances our client-focused product offering. This new role at Wedge furthers our commitment to building a strong team of experienced research professionals."

Mr. Rauscher joins Wedge after 15 years on Wall Street. Most recently Rauscher was with Dahlman Rose & Co. Prior to Dahlman Rose, Rauscher was the Chief U.S. Equity Strategist at Fortress Investment Group where he provided proprietary sector and industry strategies. From 2004 to 2009 Mr. Rauscher was the Director of Portfolio Strategy and Director of Research at Brown Brothers Harriman. He began his career with Morgan Stanley working with Chief U.S. Strategist Byron Wien, where he was responsible for S & P earnings and analyst revisions, fund flows and liquidity, as well as macroeconomic research. Mr. Rauscher is a CFA charterholder and received both his BBA and MBA with Honors from Temple University.

"We are continuing to invest in our business. The addition of Brian Rauscher demonstrates our focus on expanding our presence and impact in the market," said Matt Mathison, President of Wedge Partners. "Brian has a proven system for highlighting important sector trends. This research offering will be incorporated into our core fundamental products, which will enable us to better identify timely, attractive investment opportunities."

Wedge Partners is headquartered in Colorado with offices in New York, California, and Ohio, and also maintains a presence in Mainland China.

About Wedge Partners

Wedge Partners was founded in 2002 to provide institutional investors with insightful fundamental equity research based on bottom-up analysis. Our analysts and researchers possess both years of experience in the equity markets, as well as deep expertise in their areas of coverage. As a result, our customers rely on Wedge Partners to provide highly accurate and timely information in the areas of Technology, Media and Telecommunications.

Wedge Securities LLC, our FINRA registered broker-dealer affiliate, executes our clients' most sophisticated brokerage needs through many decades of experience in institutional sales and equity trading. Our sales and trading team delivers liquidity, execution and discretion to some of the largest and most demanding institutional investors in the world.

Wedge Partners Corporation is affiliated with Wedge Securities LLC. The officers and employees of Wedge Partners Corporation are agents of Wedge Securities LLC, a registered broker-dealer and a member of FINRA and SIPC.

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