KCSA: Marcum Conference

Posted by on May 1st, 2013

After the financial crisis, there has been a lack of opportunities for smaller companies to showcase their progress and accomplishments to the Wall Street Community. The companies that are sub-$500 million in market cap are categorized as ‘small-cap’ or ‘micro-cap’ and are often neglected by members of both the buy and sell side community.  Yet, as the Wall Street community recovered from the financial crisis, the most lucrative investment opportunities were sought more than ever. Astute investors began to realize that, over the long term, a smart selection of smaller capitalization equities can produce substantial, positive returns. Because of this, emerging growth companies are some of the most held names in portfolios.

Marcum LLP, one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the United States, has teamed up with KCSA Strategic Communications and Launchpad Investor Relations to host the 2nd Annual Marcum Microcap Conference. This one day conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Lexington Avenue on Thursday, May 30th.

What can you expect from the Marcum MicroCap Conference? Well, for starters it will showcase the ‘best-of-the-best’ micro- and small-cap ideas, hand-picked by savvy small-cap fund managers and by top research houses focusing on emerging growth companies. Over 100 presenting companies will have the opportunity for a 30 minute presentation and will be available for one-on-one meetings throughout the day. You may request one-on-one meetings after you register to attend the conference through the Marcum Microcap Conference website.

Steven Rattner, Chairman of Willett Advisors LLC, and renowned veteran Wall Street financier, will be the keynote speaker during the lunch hour. I am not sure what exactly Mr. Rattner will touch on in his speech but I am confident all will leave the conference much wiser because of him!

In addition to the one-on-one meetings and company presentations, the conference will showcase a number of panels that will discuss issues that are of vital importance to micro- and small-cap companies and investors. The panelists are each esteemed professionals in their particular field that will voice their opinion on various topics pertaining to investors and publicly traded companies.

At the end of the conference those in attendance are invited to put business aside and relax as comedian Susie Essman entertains guests during the cocktail hour to conclude the event. I couldn’t imagine a better way to end a successful day than with cold drink and lots of laughs!

For more information and to register for the conference visit the Marcum Microcap Conference website. We look forward to seeing you there!