2016 Groundhog Day Investment Forum
A Premier Philadelphia Yearly Event
Each year while Punxsutawney Phil remains true to the fine Pennsylvania tradition of shadow checking on February 2nd, another great state tradition takes place in Philadelphia on or around the same day. Just as Phil’s expertise gathers the attention of weather enthusiasts, the Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum captures the interest of investment professionals throughout the country.
In a nod to Punxsutawney Phil and Emerald’s Pennsylvania heritage, we’ve adopted Digby as our mascot. Learn more about Digby.
Each year Emerald holds its Groundhog Day Investment Forum on or around February 2nd, showcasing both public and private companies. An event that started in 1994 with just under 100 attendees and less than a dozen presenting companies, today registers 250 to 300 investment professionals who come to hear from up to 20 companies and participate in various panel discussions focused on the key issues facing the investment community. What makes this forum unique is that the smaller size company gets the opportunity to have its story heard by successful investment professionals. Many of the companies who present do not receive a lot of research coverage and Emerald has provided a “forum” where their growth stories can be told and their niche publicly defined. Emerald has been doing extensive research on companies of any market capitalization size through its intense fundamental bottom-up research approach well before the introduction of the Forum.