ROBERT Passarella, a veteran of Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns, has spent over 18 years on Wall Street focused on leveraging technology and innovative information sources to empower equity research.
Most recently, he was one of the founders of a company that aimed to mine the web to glean valuable insights for investors.
In a recent webcast for O’Reilly Media, he outlined how the equity research industry is changing and how the web is being used by research departments to discover new sources of insight at low or virtually no cost.
I attended the live webcast and asked some of the questions via text that you will hear him address. A 74-minute video replay of the presentation can be viewed in the YouTube video embedded below.
It’s an excellent introduction to a topic that has major implications for the IR profession.