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Independent Washington Policy Research Firm Joins Forces with Independent Investment Research Firm to Provide Greater Scope of Actionable and Non-Consensus Investing Analysis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STAMFORD, Conn., January 12, 2016 -- Hedgeye Risk Management announced today that it has acquired Potomac Research Group (PRG), a Washington, D.C.-based, independent research firm which provides predictive and actionable Washington policy analysis to institutional investors. PRG’s research is sought after by pension funds, hedge funds, mutual funds and private equity firms to better understand the investing implications of legislation and regulation on specific markets, industries, and companies.

Founded in 2008 by Suzanne Clark, PRG’s seasoned analysts are widely-recognized by the industry as authorities in their respective policy areas. Their unique, non-consensus evaluation of federal legislative activities and regulatory and Federal Reserve policies is focused on determining Washington’s impact on highly-regulated industry sectors, including healthcare, defense, energy, technology and telecommunications.

“We are incredibly excited about this acquisition,” said Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough. “This is a perfect marriage between public policy and fundamental research, with each augmenting the other. Suzanne Clark has assembled a world-class team of thought leaders at PRG. So, it’s a win-win for both companies, and it’s a big win for all of our customers who immediately gain an unparalleled edge in gauging the investing implications of Washington policy.”

PRG’s team of expert analysts includes Lt. Gen Emerson “Emo” Gardner, USMC, Ret. (Aerospace & Defense); JT Taylor (Domestic Policy Analysis); LTG Dan Christman, USA Ret. (Geopolitical Analysis); Former Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and Joe McMonigle (Energy); Paul Heldman and Sasha Simpson (Health Care); and Paul Glenchur (Telecom & Media).

"We’re proud to have built a firm that punches above its weight,” said PRG Founder Suzanne Clark. “PRG was recognized as one of Inc. 500’s fastest growing firms in America and because of its blue chip clients and talented professionals, it achieved brand visibility almost overnight.  But our real achievement was finding Hedgeye.  Their sophisticated approach to the market and research is the perfect platform to take PRG to the next level of performance."

Hedgeye CEO McCullough added, “We are in the early innings of an historic election, one which will have significant implications for both Wall Street and Main Street. Make no mistake, Washington’s economic impact will only continue to increase, regardless of the party in power.  This merger ensures that our customers will receive the best ‘Washington to Wall Street’ research available.”

ABOUT HEDGEYE RISK MANAGEMENT


Hedgeye Risk Management is an independent investment research and media firm. Focused exclusively on generating and delivering actionable investment ideas in a proven buy-side process, the firm combines quantitative, bottom-up and macro analysis with an emphasis on timing. The Hedgeye team features some of the world's most regarded research analysts, all with buy-side experience, covering Macro, Financials, Energy, Healthcare, Retail, Gaming, Lodging & Leisure (GLL), Restaurants, Industrials, Consumer Staples, Internet & Media, Housing, and Materials.

CONTACT: Dan Holland

dholland@hedgeye.com

203.562.6500