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Wolfe Trahan Ranks #12 in Prestigious Institutional Investor Research Poll


October 16, 2012


New York, NY — Institutional investors voted Boutique Research Firm Wolfe Trahan #12 (by weighting) in the 2012 All-America Research Poll, which was announced today by Institutional Investor Magazine.


Wolfe Trahan placed in 5 sectors including #1 placements by François Trahan for Portfolio Strategy and Chris Senyek for Accounting & Tax Policy. François also placed #3 in Quantitative Analysis. Ed Wolfe ranked #3 in Airfreight & Surface Transportation and Hunter Keay Runner–Up in Airlines, in his first official poll after being recognized two consecutive years as a Rising Star.


President and Head of Institutional Services, Peter Ryan stated “We want to thank our clients for their support of our firm and for their recognition of our research teams. We compete against much larger organizations and it is very gratifying to see that we can have an impact with a more narrowly focused and quality centric effort.”


Wolfe Trahan Ranks 12th in 2012 Institutional Investor Poll
The 2012 All–American Research Team
Rank by Weighted Formula Firm
1 J.P. Morgan
2 Barclays
3 Morgan Stanley
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch
5 Deutsche Bank Securities
6 Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
7 ISI Group
8 Credit Suisse
9 Citi
10 UBS
11 Goldman, Sachs & Co.
12 Wolfe Trahan & Co.
13 Jefferies & Co.
14 Nomura Securities International
15 Empirical Research Partners
16 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
16 RBC Capital Markets
Source: Institutional Investor, Inc


About Wolfe Trahan & Co.

Wolfe Trahan & Co. was founded in 2008 as a transport research boutique by former Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. Senior Analyst and top ranked transportation analyst Ed Wolfe. The firm later expanded with the addition of top ranked Global Strategist, François Trahan, and has established a reputation for superior transportation and macro research and services. Over the past few years Wolfe Trahan has continued to add differentiated research teams and the firm currently covers six sectors through six senior analysts. Each sector was recognized by clients in Institutional Investor Magazine’s 2011 All America Research Poll, in which Wolfe Trahan was ranked #14 overall in U.S. equity research. In 2012 the firm advanced to a #12 Overall ranking in U.S. equity research.


In May 2010, WR Securities, LLC, now Wolfe Trahan Securities, was launched as an affiliated broker dealer. Wolfe Trahan Securities acts as a distribution arm for Wolfe Trahan research in addition to engaging in equity and debt underwriting and corporate finance advisory transactions in the Airfreight & Surface Transportation, Auto & Truck Manufacturers & Suppliers and Passenger Airline sectors. It provides unbiased advice singularly focused on advancing clients’ long term interests. Wolfe Trahan & Co. and its affiliates currently employ about 60 full time professionals and continue to actively search for top talent.


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Business Inquiries:

Peter Ryan

President and Head of Institutional Services

Wolfe Trahan & Co.

(646) 845-0710


Media Inquiries:

Alli Cooke

Wolfe Trahan & Co.

(646) 845-0772