A Sharper Picture With Flat Panels

Global investor Mikhail Filimonov, managing director at Hermes Capital Management, has his hands full overseeing 70 stocks in about 18 countries. Always in search of special situations, Filimonov found one close to home: Alpine Group. No, the company isn't a Swiss skiing outfit. It's a New York company whose chief attraction is PolyVision--a new flat-panel display technology that, says Filimonov, is much superior to liquid-crystal displays and other competing technology.

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