TheMarkets.com Signs 200 Research Contributors

11 February 2009

TheMarkets.com, a leading provider of research, estimates and workflow solutions to the buy-side, today announced that over 200 brokers worldwide have signed contribution agreements with the Company during the six months since it began its program to accept research directly from brokers other than its owners.

Based in 41 countries, the new contributing brokers include the vast majority of the world’s largest brokers and cover tens of thousands of companies worldwide.

“The reception we have received from brokers has far surpassed expectations,” said Amy Kadomatsu, Chief Product Officer at TheMarkets.com. “Brokers are enthusiastic about our broad distribution network of significant buy-side clients, viewing our best-of-breed research and estimates platform as a critical distribution point to reach their clients. And, we’ve received a warm reception for our broker-friendly technologies that make it easy to manage and control their research distribution to this network.”

The most recent additions to TheMarkets.com’s roster of leading brokers include: ABN AMRO, a subsidiary undertaking of RBS; BB&T Equity Capital Markets, a division of Scott & Stringfellow, Inc.; Kepler Capital Markets; and Morgan Keegan & Co., Inc.. Contributing brokers have access to a buy-side audience made up of over 2000 asset managers, representing 21 of the 25 largest U.S. asset managers, 38 of the top 50 European asset managers, and 75 of the top 100 hedge funds.

Marjorie Wiederhold, a user of TheMarkets.com at Catapult Capital, A Millennium Group Company, said, “We’ve relied on TheMarkets.com for their models and easy-to-use platform for years. Having more brokers directly post their research, as well as their models, on TheMarkets.com will be a huge benefit for us.”

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