15th Annual Emerald Asset Management Groundhog Day Investment Forum

Feb 5, 2008

LANCASTER, PA -  Emerald Asset Management will hold it Fifteenth Annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum Thursday, February 7, 2008 at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia. The hotel is located in center city at 1701 Locust Street in the Rittenhouse Square District. “Energy and passion are hallmarks of the Emerald Annual Groundhog Day Investment Forum. ” said Emerald Founder and CEO, Joseph E. Besecker.

The Forum will showcase investment opportunities in some of the Mid-Atlantic region’s fastest growing companies, as well as industry leaders from across the country.  Senior management from public and private companies is scheduled to make 30-minute formal presentations during concurrent sessions.The Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum provides a unique opportunity for portfolio managers, analysts, and investment industry professionals to interact with senior executives representing a wide array of industries ranging from banking & financial services, capital goods, consumer goods, life sciences, technology, and transportation.  In addition, analysts from Emerald will be sharing their views on the most compelling growth opportunities for the coming year.

This year’s Forum is being sponsored by Boenning & Scattergood, Inc., Pepper Hamilton LLP, Forward Funds, Sturdivant & Company, Commerce Bank, Greentree Brokerage Services, and Trout, Ebersole & Groff LLP. The 2008 Groundhog Day Investment Forum will feature the eighth annual presentation of the “E-3” Awards. The E-3 (Emerald, Entrepreneurial and Excellence) Award presentations will recognize one corporate leader from both the public and private company sectors who exemplify entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to excellence. Emerald Stage 2 Ventures an affiliate of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeast Pennsylvania will host the private company presentation track of the E3 Awards. Emerald Stage 2 Ventures looks at capital-efficient early-stage technology companies primarily located in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region.

Emerald Asset Management is a diversified investment services company that operates through its three subsidiary Advisors: Emerald Advisers, Inc., Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust and Emerald Fixed Income Advisers, LLC.  With over $2.5 billion in assets under management, Emerald Advisory Services offers a series of research-driven investment products through institutional separate accounts and sub-advising mutual funds, including the Forward Emerald Growth Fund (HSPGX), Forward Emerald Banking & Finance Fund (HSSAX), and the Forward Emerald Opportunities Fund (HSYTX) within the Forward Funds Group. Emerald is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and operates satellite offices in King of Prussia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and San Diego, California.

Additional information on the Forum, including registration information, can be found at http://www.teamemerald.com/groundhog.

2008 Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum Presenting Companies: 

Bryn Mawr Bank (NASDAQ -BMTC)

InfoLogix (NASDAQ -IFLG)

Innovative Solutions & Support (NASDAQ-ISSC)

Internet Capital Group (NASDAQ-ICGE)


Met-Pro (NYSE-MPR)

Michael Baker Corp. (AMEX-BKR)

Nobel Learning Communities (NASDAQ-NLCI) 

Philadelphia Consolidated (NASDAQ-PHLY)

Sangamo Biosciences (NASDAQ-SGMO)

Sirtris Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ-SIRT)

Starlims Technologies (NASDAQ-LIMS)

Tasty Baking Company (NASDAQ-TSTY)

TheStreet.com, Inc. (NASDAQ-TSCM)

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November 1991

Type of Business

Closely Held Corporation


Investment Philosophy

Fundamental, Bottom-up Research Driven

Assets Under Management

$2.6 billion as of
September 30, 2013