Collins Stewart broadens U.S. Tech Research Team

22 September 2009

Collins Stewart LLC, a leading independent financial advisory group, today announced that Robert J. Schwartz, PhD, has joined the firm as a senior research analyst to cover Applications & Enterprise Software companies. Schwartz will be based in Boston.

'We're very pleased to welcome Robert and his analytical expertise to the firm. The market always demands informed and fresh analysis of dynamic and exciting technology companies and Robert's extensive background and knowledge will provide additional depth and breadth to our existing U.S. technology research line-up,' said John Abularrage, Chief Executive of Collins Stewart s North American operations.

'We see Applications & Enterprise Software coverage as a strategic addition to what isalready one of the most comprehensive independent research capabilities on Wall Street, said Abularrage. 'We fully expect this, and other coverage areas that we may add, will allow us to continue to focus on identifying attractive companies that offer growth potential and compelling opportunities for our institutional clients.'

Collins Stewart's highly-regarded U.S. equity research line-up includes: Consumer, Energy, Financials, Healthcare, Industrials, Media, Technology and Telecommunications.

Schwartz joins Collins Stewart with over ten years of experience covering software andrelated markets. Prior to joining the firm, he was managing director and senior equity analyst for applications software at Jefferies & Company. Before that, he worked in research roles at Thomas Wiesel Partners and SG Cowen. He began his career in strategy consulting with The Boston Consulting Group.

Schwartz earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Claremont McKenna College, a Master of Science degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics from University of Minnesota and a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University.

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