Water Tower Research (WTR) Executive Chairman Stu Linde to Speak at NIRI Senior Roundtable Annual Meeting
November 30, 2022, St. Petersburg, FL – Water Tower Research LLC (www.watertowerresearch.com), a leading, digitally focused investor engagement and stakeholder communication firm, is pleased to announce that Stu Linde, Executive Chairman, will be speaking at NIRI’s 2022 Senior Roundtable Annual Meeting.
The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) will be hosting its 2022 Senior Roundtable Annual Meeting from November 30 to December 2, 2022, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The annual meeting provides a forum for Investor Relations Officers and other IR professionals to address trends and issues affecting the investor relations profession. The format features expert speakers and member-led discussions. Stu Linde will be participating on “The Rise of Passive and Thematic Investing and Waning Influence of the Sell Side” panel.
Commenting on Stu Linde’s participation at the NIRI event, Charlie Phippen, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Having Stu participating in this annual event of senior Investor Relations Officers is very exciting. The investment research business continues to rapidly evolve and WTR is at the forefront of this evolution. Given the macro industry headwinds, Investor Relations Officers have been looking for improved methods to amplify their messaging and work with credible analysts to improve education and awareness of their respective investment themes. Given Stu’s extensive sell-side experience, first as a leading equity research analyst in multiple sectors, and subsequently as Global Director of Equity Research at Barclays, Lehman Brothers, and other firms, he is perfectly suited to discuss the changing landscape and strategies designed to help companies in their stakeholder communications.”
Executive Chairman Stu Linde also commented, saying, “I am very excited to speak at this prestigious event. Our industry is changing and new strategies need to be employed to reach ALL investors, not just a targeted few. Public companies must think outside the box of traditional sell-side research and use new digital strategies to assist in their education and awareness campaigns.”
Stu Linde is Executive Chairman of Water Tower Research. Throughout Stu’s 30-year career as an equity research analyst, manager, and leader, Stu has been focused on building ROE accretive businesses, changing the business of research, and creating a legacy of analyst development. Stu has been a successful equity research analyst in multiple sectors, a leader of the top US equity research team, and has built a global equity research department across multiple regions, training and mentoring numerous top analysts along the way.
Stu holds an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University Graduate School of Management and a BA in Economics from New York University.