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Chris Senyek Joins Wolfe Trahan & Co.

A Leading Independent Firm Welcomes Top Ranked Accounting and Tax Policy Analyst Another Bear Stearns Reunion 


New York, NY Wolfe Trahan & Co., a premier investment research boutique, announced today that Chris Senyek has joined the firm as Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Accounting & Tax Policy. Mr. Senyek, a member of Institutional Investor magazines AllAmerica Research Team for the past four years, was ranked No. 1 in the most recent poll in 2010. 


Commenting on the hire, Wolfe Trahan & Co.'s founder and CEO, Edward Wolfe, declared, "As our firm continues to grow and evolve, we aim to bring in talent whose expertise enhances and informs all of our efforts. The hire of Chris Senyek particularly gladdens me because accounting & tax policy is an area that complements our macro strategy and quantitative analysis products and adds an important new dimension to our work on the dynamic components of the transportation sector. Right now, for instance, it is vital that our research reflect sectorspecific matters such as the impact of the recent turbulent markets on pensions and the tax consequences of proliferating new regulations, as well as accounting issues that affect specific companies we follow. Chris's accounting insights will deepen our knowledge of the areas we cover and make our already firstrate research even better. I worked alongside Chris for seven years at Bear Stearns, and know he will bring the drive, honesty, and differentiated approach that are the hallmarks of our research effort." Wolfe Trahan's Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Strategist, Francois Trahan, added, "I worked with Chris both at Bear Stearns and at International Strategy and Investment Group (ISI), and it is clear that institutional investors highly value his analysis at both the company and sector level. Chriss ability to break down accounting changes and provide rigorous financial statement and earnings quality analysis is unparalleled. His addition brings another topranked analyst to our culture of hard work, superior research and client service, and he is also a person of the highest integrity." 


Prior to joining Wolfe Trahan, Mr. Senyek spent three years at ISI and seven years at Bear Stearns. Mr. Senyek is a CPA and CFA charter holder and received a BS in accounting from the University of Akron and an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. Mr. Senyek stated, "I am excited to be joining forces with Ed Wolfe and Franois Trahan; they are worldclass analysts and valued colleagues. I remain passionate about my work, and the chance to be a part of a thriving enterprise like Wolfe Trahan at this early stage of its evolution is very appealing to me.


About Wolfe Trahan & Co.

Wolfe Trahan & Co., a premier investment research boutique with approximately 40 employees, was founded in 2008 by Ed Wolfe after a distinguished ten-year career at Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. While at Bear Stearns, Mr. Wolfe was a Senior Managing Director in the equity research department, where he directed a team that covered the Airfreight & Surface Transportation sectors. In 2010, Mr. Wolfe was voted to Institutional Investor magazines prestigious AllAmerica Research Team for the eleventh consecutive year, including eight years in the No. 1 spot. He also has placed on the first team in Alphas Hedge Fund ranking of U.S. Equity Research Analysts for the past seven years in a row. In June 2007, Forbes Magazine, in conjunction with StarMine, named Mr. Wolfe the most consistent stock picker and earnings estimator for U.S. stocks over the past five years, placing him above all 3,400 analysts on Wall Street.


In February 2010, Francois Trahan joined thenWolfe Research as Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Strategist. Along with his talented team, Mr. Trahan heads up Wolfe Trahans Portfolio Strategy and Quantitative Research products. Mr. Trahan was formerly an Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist at International Strategy and Investment Group (ISI), as well as head of ISI's Quantitative Research Team. Institutional Investor magazine ranked him top portfolio strategist for the past three years and for five of the past six. In 2010, Mr. Trahan also ranked second in the quantitative research category. He joined ISI from Bear Stearns, where he served as a Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist for four years.


Wolfe Trahan services its institutional clients with unparalleled dedication and a commitment to provide highquality, objective, differentiated, and customized research through experience, hard work, and unsurpassed industry contacts. The firm focuses on transportation and macro research but plans to expand into additional industry groups over time.


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