Emerald Asset Management Holds Annual Investment Forum 16th Annual Emerald Asset Management Groundhog Day Investment Forum Business Wire LANCASTER, Pa. -- February 04, 2009 Emerald Asset Management will hold it’s Sixteenth Annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia. “Energy and passion are hallmarks of the Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum,” said Emerald Founder and CEO, Joseph E. Besecker. “The core theme of the Forum will be ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ as we discuss how the economy, the financial markets, and specific industries will respond to the challenges of the past year,” added Mr. Besecker. The Forum will showcase investment opportunities in some of the Mid-Atlantic region’s fastest growing companies, as well as industry leaders from across the country. Senior management teams fromover 25 public and private companiesare scheduled to make 30-minute formal presentations during concurrent sessions. The Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum provides a unique opportunity for portfolio managers, analysts, and investment industry professionals to interact with senior executives representing a wide array of industries including financial services, consumer goods, capital goods, life sciences, technology, utilities, and infrastructure. In addition, analysts from Emerald will be sharing their views on the most compelling growth opportunities for the coming year. The Forum will feature keynote presentations during the dinner program from Rob McCord, Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Joel Naroff, President of Naroff Economic Advisers. Mr. McCord became the 45^th Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in January 2009. Prior to that, Mr. McCord served as a Senior Executive at Safeguard Scientifics, led the Eastern Technology Council, founded the Eastern Technology Fund, and served as co-founder and Managing Director of Pennsylvania Early Stage Partners. Mr. Naroff is a nationally recognized and award winning economist, with recent accolades including being named the Lawrence Klein Award winner for Blue Chip forecasting excellence in 2008, the Bloomberg Business News 2008 Top Economic Forecaster, and the Top Economic Forecaster by MSNBC in 2007. The Sixteenth Annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum will also feature the ninth annual presentation of the “E-3” Awards. The E-3 (Emerald, Entrepreneurial and Excellence) Award presentations will recognize corporate leaders from both the public and private company sectors who exemplify entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to excellence. In addition, Emerald Stage2 Ventures, which is affiliated with the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeast Pennsylvania and Emerald Asset Management, will host the Greater Philadelphia Venture Investors Private Company Investor Showcase featuring presentations from more than ten leading privately-held companies. This year’s Forum is being sponsored by Pepper Hamilton LLP, Sturdivant & Co., Boenning & Scattergood, Inc., Forward Management, Janney Montgomery Scott, Commerce Bank, and Trout, Ebersole & Groff LLP. Emerald Asset Management is a diversified investment services company that operates through its three subsidiary Advisors: Emerald Advisers, Inc., Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust and Emerald Fixed Income Advisers, LLC. With over $1.5 billion in assets under management, Emerald Advisory Services offers a series of research-driven investment products through institutional separate accounts and sub-advising mutual funds, including the Forward Growth Fund (HSPGX), and the Forward Banking & Finance Fund (HSSAX) within the Forward Funds Group. Emerald is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and operates satellite offices in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Additional information on the Forum, including registration information, can be found at http://www.teamemerald.com/groundhog. 2009 Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum Public Company Presenters: Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) Bio-Reference Laboratories (NASDAQ:BRLI) Diamond Foods (NASDAQ:DMND) Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) InfoLogix (NASDAQ:IFLG) Interdigital (NASDAQ:IDCC) Internet Capital Group (NASDAQ:ICGE) Jarden Corp. (NYSE:JAH) Marvel Entertainment (NYSE:MVL) Michael Baker Corp. (AMEX:BKR) Skinny Nutritional (OTCBB:SKNY) ViroPharma (NASDAQ:VPHM) WisdomTree Investments (Pink Sheets:WSDT) Contact: Emerald Asset Management Joseph Garner, 717-396-1116
Emerald Asset Management Holds Annual Investment Forum
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