This is our focal point at Longbow Research. In the highly competitive institutional asset management business, investors have come to rely on Longbow Research for our commitment to their success.
First, we provide unique insights and primary data on specific companies, supply channels and industries. These unique insights are gathered in-house through a number of market surveys, supply channel checks, retail polls and an extensive network of industry contacts. Thorough work at this level allows us to identify key trends as well as potential catalysts.
Second, from this foundation research come actionable ideas. Our valuation work combined with our sensitivity to catalysts allows our industry analysts to develop and advance an investment thesis on each company we cover. We are looking for mis-priced securities and the catalysts that will trigger a correction to fair value.
Third, we endeavor to put this work into our client's hands in a timely manner in an effort to help them achieve maximum flexibility.
Our entire research process is aimed at providing our clients with a tactical advantage in their efforts to outperform their peers.
Internally, our analysts are compensated primarily on client support and stock-picking. We pride ourselves in having a buy-side stock-picking culture within a sell-side business model. According to Starmine, Longbow Research was ranked 31st among the top 200 firms on Wall Street in 2008 stock-picking.