RedChip Announces Exit From China Small-Cap Sector
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RedChip Companies, Inc.
("RedChip"), an international small-cap research, investor relations, and
media company, today announced that it has exited the China small-cap sector
and terminated its contracts with its three Chinese clients.
"We made a decision to close our Beijing office months ago and wind down our
China operations," stated Dave Gentry, President and CEO of RedChip. "Wall
Street has, for the most part, lost confidence in the financial reporting of
U.S.-listed Chinese companies. We are concerned that Big Four accounting firms
were unable to detect financial fraud in companies like Sino-Forest and
Mr. Gentry continued, "When multi-billion dollar funds like Paulson & Co. and
The Carlyle Group, with their unlimited resources, are unable to detect fraud
in their Chinese-based portfolio companies; when top-tier investment banks
like Goldman Sachs are unable to detect fraud in their Chinese-client
companies; then I think reasonable investors must take a step back and
seriously consider whether the potential rewards outweigh the downside risks
of investing in U.S.-listed Chinese companies. We simply are not willing to
take the risk."
"If we cannot trust the audit work of firms registered with the Public Company
Accounting Oversight Board ("PCAOB"), which is the final line of defense
against accounting fraud in Chinese companies listed in the U.S., as has been
proven in dozens of cases over the past two years, and the Chinese regulatory
authorities are not willing to work with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission ("SEC") and the PCAOB in helping uncover fraud and punish
wrong-doers, and apparently they are not, then it is time for investors to
jettison the China sector," stated Mr. Gentry.
Over 50 Chinese companies have either been delisted or defaulted off the
NASDAQ or NYSE over the last 24 months.
Mr. Gentry also added, "Muddy Waters, GeoInvesting and Alfred Little have done
a great service to investors in uncovering fraud that the biggest and 'best'
accounting firms in several cases did not uncover. We should applaud their
About RedChip Companies, Inc.
RedChip Companies, an Inc. 5000 company, is an international small-cap
research, investor relations, and media company headquartered in Orlando,
Florida; with affiliate offices in San Francisco, Seoul, Hong Kong and
Singapore. RedChip delivers concrete, measurable results for its clients
through its extensive global network of small-cap institutional and retail
investors. RedChip has developed the most comprehensive platform of products
and services for small-cap companies, including: RedChip Research™,
Traditional Investor Relations, Digital Investor Relations, Institutional and
Retail Conferences, "The RedChip Money Report" TV show, Shareholder
Intelligence, Social Media and Blogging Services, and Webcasts. To learn more
about RedChip's products and services, please visit:
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