Investment Industry to Gather in Philadelphia at 21st Annual Groundhog Investment Forum

  Investment Industry to Gather in Philadelphia at 21st Annual Groundhog
  Investment Forum

  The Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum marks its 21^st annual event on
February 6^th in Philadelphia, PA with over 25 companies scheduled to present.

Business Wire

LEOLA, Pa. -- January 30, 2014

Emerald Asset Management, Inc. will welcome hundreds of investment industry
professionals to the 21^st annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum,
scheduled to be held on Thursday, February 6^th at the Radisson Warwick Hotel
in Philadelphia, PA. “We say that the 2014 investment year begins in earnest
with our annual Forum,” said Emerald CEO and Founder Joseph E. Besecker.
“Public company senior managers, investment portfolio managers and research
analysts come together to review 2013 and provide their initial outlook to
2014 and beyond.” This year’s Forum will include sessions focusing on cyber
security, the robotics revolution, local and regional banks, fixed income
securities and alternatives and ongoing innovations by corporate America
generating potential investment opportunities.

The first Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum was held in 1994 and has
grown to become the largest and most successful annual investment event in
Philadelphia. This year senior executives from over twenty-five public and
private companies are scheduled to present. “The U.S. equity markets reached
record highs in 2013 but are off to a roller-coaster start in 2014,” said
Emerald Director of Research Joseph W. Garner. “The Forum provides a great
chance to hear how these companies are positioned moving forward and what they
are seeing in terms of growth and opportunities,” he said.

Presenting companies are scheduled to include: Rex Energy Corp (REXX), Spirit
Airlines (SAVE), FARO Technologies (FARO), Trex Company (TREX), EPAM Systems
(EPAM), GSV Capital (GSVC), Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. (BMTC), First Business
Financial (FBIZ), Northeast Bancorp (NBN), Customers Bancorp (CUBI), Meta
Financial Group (CASH), California Republic Bancorp (CRPB), Sinclair Broadcast
Group (SBGI), Matthews International (MATW), Burnham Holdings (BURCA), Ametek
(AME), Quaker Chemical (KWR), Entercom Communications (ETM), Neonode (NEON),
Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals (TLOG), Safeguard Scientifics (SFE), Alnylam
Phamaceuticals (ALNY), 8x8 (EGHT), Aqua America (WTR), Intrexon Corp. (XON)
and ICG Group (ICGE). A full list of presenting companies, seminars by
Emerald’s investment professionals and registration details are available on
Emerald’s website at

Presented by Emerald Asset Management, Forum sponsors include Pepper Hamilton
LLP, Janney Capital Markets, Boenning & Scattergood, Greentree, Trout,
Ebersole & Groff LLP, Sturdivant & Co., Patriot Financial Partners L.P., and
Horizons ETFs Management (USA) LLC.

Founded in 1991, Emerald Asset Management, Inc. is a diversified investment
management company that operates thru its subsidiaries Emerald Advisers, Inc.,
Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust, Emerald Separate Account Management, LLC,
Emerald Fixed Income Advisers, LLC, Emerald Direct Lending Advisers, LLC and
Emerald Direct Lending Partners, LLC. Assets managed by these companies
totaled over $2.8 billion as of December 31, 2013. “Driven by Research,”
Emerald employs an intense fundamental, research-focused investment philosophy
and focuses primarily on growth-oriented equity investing and high-quality
disciplined fixed-income investing.

Emerald Asset Management, Inc.
Emerald Advisers, Inc.
Emerald Fixed Income Advisers LLC
Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust
Emerald Separate Account Management LLC
Emerald Direct Lending Advisers LLC
Emerald Direct Lending Partners LLC
3175 Oregon Pike
Leola, PA 17540
King of Prussia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Oceanside, CA


Emerald Advisers, Inc.
Joseph W. Garner, 717-556-8900
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