Thursday, September 10, 2009

HFS Launches Catalyst Investment Research(TM) on Activist Investments


Research Uncovers Fundamentally Solid Companies With A Value Investment Catalyst Driven By Activist Investors

Press Release

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 10, 2009 -- Hedge Fund Solutions LLC a leading investment research and strategy consulting firm focused exclusively on issues involving shareholder activism, has launched Catalyst Investment Research™. This new investment research product is designed to identify undervalued publicly traded companies that have the potential to generate outsized returns due to an activist investor's involvement.

Recent studies conducted by April Klein and Emanuel Zur of NYU's Stern School of Business have shown that stock prices of companies targeted by activist investors earn 10.2% average returns during the period surrounding an activist's ownership disclosure and an additional 11.4% abnormal return during the following year.

"Our research team analyzes every activist investment disclosure filed with the SEC and finds the best investment opportunities with a near-term catalyst for value improvement." said Damien Park, Managing Partner of Hedge Fund Solutions, LLC.

Catalyst Investment Research™ singles out companies with extraordinary value potential where activist investors have taken sizeable investment positions and are pressing management to unlock hidden pockets of value. Each research report examines the activist's investment thesis, their track record of success in previous interventions and the likelihood that the activist will be instrumental in boosting value in a short period of time.

Jonathan Heller, CFA, a Partner at Hedge Fund Solutions and contributor to Catalyst Investment Research™, further commented that in conjunction with analyzing the activist's interests, "We examine the fundamental value inherent in the target's business and determine if the Company is truly trading at a discount to its intrinsic value."

Hedge Fund Solutions' unique combination of these two views on value creates a powerful investment opportunity and, ultimately, can generate outsized investment returns. "Lending credence to the value of our research is the share price performance of the companies we have recently covered. To date, companies we have examined have gained as much as 250% in value within three weeks of our research being issued," said Mr. Park

Review the performance of the Companies recently researched.

Ron Orol, the author of Extreme Value Hedging: How Activist Investors are Taking on the World, praised the new product by saying "The Catalyst Investment Research report not only finds where the hidden gems are buried, but also brings along the excavation equipment to help dig up the value."

Timothy Brog, an active value manager with Locksmith Capital Management says, "Damien and Jon deliver a very compelling research product. Nobody does a better job of analyzing solid companies with a very real and quantifiable catalyst for value improvement. I'm a subscriber and highly recommend it to others."

Companies and individuals interested in subscribing to the Catalyst Investment Research™ report can begin by requesting a free 1-month trial at Hedge Fund Solutions' website.


If you'd like more information about this research product, or about Hedge Fund Solutions, please contact Damien Park at 215-325-0514 or email Damien at