EquityNet Research, Los Angeles
EquityNet Research was formed in January 1999 to provide the investing public with professional, independent, objective research on under-followed public companies. We do this by preparing detailed research that highlights the key aspects of the company and its industry.
Though reports are commissioned, we pride ourselves on eliciting the facts, both positive and negative, about the firms we choose to write on. These companies are paying for our time, not our opinion. EquityNet strictly maintains independence and objectivity according to the Standards of Professional Conduct of the Association of Investment Management and Research (www.AIMR.org).
Our various divisions provide a wide range of services to assist public and private companies, and their current and prospective shareholders, including:
Independent Research Reports—unbiased,comprehensive reports in traditional, wirehouse format
Comprehensive Business Plan Development, including pro formas
Due Diligence Studies
Randall D. Lewis, CFA -
Founder and Senior Equity Analyst of EquityNet, Randall Lewis has more than 10 years experience in security and portfolio analysis, as well as financial consulting and strategic planning.Prior to forming EquityNet, Mr. Lewis was an account executive at Coffin Communications Group, a Los Angeles-based financial communications firm. Prior to this, Mr. Lewis served as an equity analyst at SSI Investment Management, Inc., a $500-million, money management firm, specializing in sophisticated, hedged investment strategies, and serving institutional and high net worth clients. Previous to SSI, Mr. Lewis was a financial analyst for Griffin Financial Services, the securities brokerage arm of Home Savings of America, the largest savings and loan in the U.S. As part of his experience, Mr. Lewis has advised on strategic planning issues, facilitated comprehensive financial analyses, and developed and published financial reports, including business plans. Mr. Lewis has had several articles published, most recently in HFR Journal of Hedge Fund Research on the subject of merger arbitrage. Mr. Lewis received his Bachelors Degree with honors in Finance from California State University, Fullerton, and his MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA. He is also a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Carl Ports -
Carl Ports joined EquityNet as a Senior Equity Analyst in the summer of 2000. Prior to accepting his position with EquityNet, Mr. Ports served as Equity Analyst at SSI Investment Management, Inc., in Beverly Hills, California. At SSI, his primary responsibilities were equity analysis and portfolio management within the technology and media sectors of the firm’s long/short equity, or market-neutral, portfolio. Additional responsibilities included analysis of risk arbitrage and convertible bond portfolios. During his four-year tenure at SSI, the firm was ranked as one of the top market-neutral investment managers in the country. Mr. Ports is a Chartered Financial Analyst Level III Candidate and earned his BS in Finance from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining SSI, he served as an analyst for Guild Investment Management. Before that, Mr. Ports was a Research Analyst for Fairfield Financial Group, a commodity trading firm.
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