Portfolio Consultant- Argus Research
Jim Kelleher, CFA began his career at Argus Research in 1993 as a Research Analyst and became Director of Research at Argus Research in 2008. In addition to advising the Investment Policy Committee, he manages various Argus Research products and departments including the Argus Focus List. Jim is a three-time winner in The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” All-Star Analyst Survey and has also won recognition in the Financial Times/StarMine analyst awards. Jim is the author of “Equity Valuation for Analysts & Investors,” (McGraw-Hill, July 2010), a book of financial modeling and blended valuation technique. Jim earned his B.A. from Columbia University, and received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1999.
Argus Research Company produces independent research for investors. Since 1934, our business has been to produce, distribute and market high-quality investment and economic research. Our recommendations – BUY, HOLD and SELL – reflect the judgment of an analyst about a company’s prospects as an investment in terms of value, expected growth and risks. Argus Research does not bring companies public, advise companies on mergers and acquisitions, broker trades or make markets in stocks. This independence allows us to make critical judgments about companies that we might not be so free to make were we competing for a firm’s underwriting business. And because we’re not a broker/dealer, we don’t have “inventory” of a stock that we have to move with a potentially tainted recommendation. We have developed a six-point system for analyzing stocks over the 80 years we have been in business. The system involves rigorous quantitative analysis into a company’s growth prospects, financial strength and valuation. But it is not a black box. The framework also requires detailed qualitative analysis into the company’s industry, the risks it faces and, most importantly, the quality and integrity of its management team. We host numerous meetings with senior management teams in our offices in Manhattan and on location at corporate headquarters. We believe that the Argus Research Six-Point System, combined with our independence and access to information, gives us an edge as we develop our ideas, forecasts and ratings. Argus Investors’ Counsel, Inc. is the asset management arm of The Argus Research Group and provides equity investment management services for institutional investors, registered funds and private investors. Our clients include corporations, public and private pension funds, Taft Hartley organizations, foundations, endowments, and high net-worth individuals. Our history dates back to 1934, with the founding of Argus Research Corporation, one of the first firms to provide independent research and analysis on US equities to the professional market. Argus Investors’ Counsel was founded in 1960.