New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 01, 2013
Wedbush Securities, one of the nation’s leading financial services providers and award-winning equity research firms, announced the addition of analyst Seth Basham, CFA to its New York office. With more than 10 years of experience, Mr. Basham joins as a Vice President, Equity Research. He will cover a variety of companies in the hardlines retail space initially focusing on automotive parts, home improvement and office supply retail stocks as part of the firm’s growing consumer research team.
“Seth’s depth of knowledge and strong relationships with senior management at key hardlines retailers and with institutional investors made him an ideal candidate,” said Mark Benson, Director of Research, Wedbush Securities. “We are pleased to welcome him aboard as we continue to expand our consumer research platform.”
Mr. Basham’s background as a hardlines retail equity research analyst spans more than 10 years on the sell-side and the buy-side. Prior to his experience covering hardline retail stocks, Mr. Basham spent four years consulting to global corporations on e-business and supply chain strategies. Mr. Basham holds a BA in Economics from Colgate University, magma cum laude, and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School, Beta Gamma Sigma.
Wedbush Equity Research offers in-depth and differentiated research coverage across the consumer, life sciences, technology and industrial growth sectors. The team, comprised of 28 publishing analysts, generates timely, insightful analyses and the firm’s award-winning Wedbush Best Ideas List, an actively monitored compilation of stock ideas identifying outperformance trends over the forward 6 to 12 month period. Wedbush Equity Research consistently ranks among the industry’s leading performance surveys including Barron’s and Zacks Investment Research’s “Top Stock Picking Firm,” Financial Times’ “Top Analysts,” Institutional Investor’s “Rising Stars of Wall Street Research,” Wall Street Journal’s “Best of the Street,” and StarMine’s “Analyst Awards for Excellence.
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