Leading Consumer Analyst Joins Premier Research Firm
New York, NY — February 5, 2020 – Wolfe Research, LLC is pleased to announce that top ranked Consumer analyst Greg Badishkanian, will join the company as a Managing Director and Head of the Consumer team.
Mr. Badishkanian led a team at Citigroup that was ranked #1 in Leisure, #1 in Restaurants, as well as #2 in Food Retailers by clients in Institutional Investor’s 2019 All-America Research Poll. In addition, Mr. Badishkanian was an Associate Director of Research and was the #1 ranked analyst within Citigroup’s research department in its client broker vote.
At Wolfe Research, Mr. Badishkanian will direct a team that will over time cover multiple verticals within the consumer space where Greg can maintain and grow his industry leading franchise through his in-depth grass roots research, proprietary surveys and unique network of industry contacts. He is expected to launch coverage at Wolfe during 2Q.
Wolfe Research’s Managing Partner Ed Wolfe commented, “Greg is a wonderful and kind person. I have known him for several years and he will fit in exceptionally well with our firm’s culture of hard work, intellectual curiosity and integrity, as well as generating differentiated, timely, team-based research and services for our clients. I’m not only confident Greg will maintain his leading Consumer franchise, but I’m committed to leveraging his techniques and best practices where appropriate with our other sector analysts as part of those analysts’ processes. Also, we believe that Greg’s hiring marks our 8th #1 ranked analyst/revenue generator as voted in their former bulge bank’s internal client and/or sales poll who has joined Wolfe, demonstrating that the very top analysts continue to seek our research-first, non-conflicted independence as well as our partnership model.”
Mr. Badishkanian noted: “I am excited to be joining Wolfe, which has shown a laser-focused commitment to the highest quality research. I am also looking forward to collaborating with a highly talented group of research and sales professionals and would expect working together with Ed and his team to be very additive to my franchise.”
Greg was at Citigroup for nearly 25 years and is a Series 24 Supervisory Analyst; he received his BA in Economics from Drew University and his MBA (on full-tuition academic scholarship) from Cornell University.
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Wolfe Research was voted #7 as a firm overall (weighted poll) and #4 in terms of #1 ranked analysts in the current 2019 Institutional Investor magazine’s prestigious All-America Research Poll, despite being significantly smaller than its peer group, a testament to Wolfe’s successful pursuit of best-in-class product. In 2013, Business Insider named Wolfe as one of the top 16 Wall Street firms where employees want to work.
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