News/Reports

December 2018: VRS (Valuation & Research Specialists) has entered into an agreement with RSRCHXCHANGE (RSRCHX) to contribute equity research data to the latter’s platform. Founded in London, UK, but with an international reach, RSRCHX is an aggregator and a virtual library for professional clients such as asset managers and institutional investors, where they can read reports, track consumption and manage access to providers. The RSRCHX platform enables research providers to take greater control over distribution, ensuring regulatory compliance as part of a liquidity hub.

December 2018: VRS (Valuation & Research Specialists) is proud to announce the publication of the 10th issue of the “Investment Research & Analysis Journal” in collaboration with an executive editorial team of Professors and Finance Professionals.  

November 2018: VRS (Valuation & Research Specialists) are delighted to announce their new office presence in Luxembourg. The decision to establish a presence in this region builds upon the firm’s long-term strategic plans for continued growth and development on international level. Through its network in both Athens and Luxembourg, VRS will be more effectively providing its specialized services to European and North American institutional clients.

November 2018: VRS are Supporters of the 8th Wealth Management Forum titled “Wealth management, investments trends and the latest technological trends” taking place in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Topics covered will be the “Global Macro View”, “Latest Trends in the Investment Industry” and “Robo Advisory, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Legal Issues”. J.P. Morgan Asset Management is the major sponsor of the event.

July 2018:  VRS Newsletter, July 5, 2018

June 2018: VRS (Valuation & Research Specialists) entered into an agreement with the Canadian firm Street Contxt to contribute research data to the latter’s repository platform. The Street Contxt Exchange is a global platform that allows research producers to monetize their content to a wider and more diverse audience outside of their current client base. VRS have been early supporters of the Street Contxt Exchange and particularly they were selected in the first group of 30 different research providers from around the globe. 

March 2018:  VRS (Valuation & Research Specialists) are supporters of the Strathclyde Executive MBA. The degree is offered by Strathclyde Business School, UK, since 1966. Open Day Presentation on Friday 9th of March, 2018, at 19:00, Athens, Greece. For more information click this link

February 2018:  VRS Newsletter, February 15, 2018

February 2018: VRS are Supporters of the 5th Investments Forum titled “Investing in an Environment of Uncertainty” taking place in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Topics covered will be the “Market Outlook”, “The Greek Macros, Current Dynamics, Risks and Opportunities”, “Equity Markets, Investment Opportunities & Portfolio Optimization” and “Private Equity and Real Assets”. J.P. Morgan Asset Management is the major sponsor of the event.

January 2018: VRS (Valuation & Research Specialists) have entered into a redistribution partnership with AlphaSense via FactSet Research Systems. This partnership involves redistributing real time broker and related research to AlphaSense utilizing FactSet’s entitlement profiles and readership reporting. There are a couple of benefits for VRS emanating from the above partnership such as the inclusion of new distribution channels and the potential higher demand for VRS Research on behalf of professional as well as institutional investors. AlphaSense will have access to real time and historical research of VRS for internal use and for redistribution via the AlphaSense platform in compliance with the entitlements and reporting processes currently in place with FactSet.

December 2017:  VRS Newsletter, December 28, 2017

October 2017: VRS are Supporters of the Asset Management Forum VI taking place in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, October 19, 2017, with a focus on “Asset Management Portfolio Insights and the latest dynamics in the Greek market”. J.P. Morgan Asset Management is the major sponsor of the event.

August 2017: Valuation & Research Specialists (VRS) have agreed with ResearchPool for the uploading and distribution of VRS reports such as equity research reports, valuations of public or non public companies, financial analysis and academic research via ResearchPool’s platform. ResearchPool is the sixth provider / distributor of VRS research reports internationally, following VRS agreements with Bloomberg in 2016, Inquiry Financial in 2013, Factset in 2011, Capital IQ (member of Standard & Poor's) in 2010 and Thomson Reuters in 2006.

May 2017: International Commodities Prices, Historical Graph Analysis Report, Period 2005 – 2017, prepared by Valuation & Research Specialists (VRS) in collaboration with Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) Students’ Investment & Finance Club. Commodities covered: Crude Oil Brent, Natural Gas, Coal, Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Silver, Copper, Aluminum, Zinc, Lead, Cotton, Wheat, Corn, Coffee, Cocoa, Milk, Sugar, Live Cattle, Lean Hogs, Rough Rice, Soybeans, Orange Juice. Available on the terminals of Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Factset and S&P Capital IQ.

April 2017: Stock Markets & Currencies, Historical Graph Analysis Report, Period 2005 – 2017. Prepared by Valuation & Research Specialists (VRS) in collaboration with Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) Students’ Investment & Finance Club. Indices and currencies covered: Dow Jones IA 30 – USA, Nikkei 225 – Japan, FTSE 100 – UK, DAX 30 – Germany, CAC 40 – France, General Index – Greece, EUR / USD, USD / JPY, EUR / JPY, GBP / USD, EUR / CHF, EUR / GBP. Available on the terminals of Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Factset and S&P Capital IQ.

April 2017: VRS are Supporters of the Wealth Management Forum VII taking place in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, April 27, 2017, with a focus on the latest dynamics in the wealth management industry. J.P. Morgan Asset Management is the major sponsor of the event.

January 2017: Columbia University MBA Program gained entitlement to VRS research through the Factset platform and the FactSet Entitlement Management system following a relevant request that was officially submitted in December 2016. The MBA Program is an academic division belonging to the Columbia University which was founded in 1754 in the United States of America (USA). It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in USA.

December 2016: VRS are Supporters of the Fund Strategies Forum IX taking place in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, December 22, 2016, with a focus on the challenges, opportunities and the macro outlook affecting the international fund strategies. J.P. Morgan Asset Management is the major sponsor of the event.

September 2016: VRS are Supporters of the Asset Management Forum V taking place in Athens, Greece, on October 13, 2016, with a focus on the latest dynamics in the Asset Management Industry. J.P. Morgan Asset Management is the major sponsor of the event.

August 2016: Data about Greek Market Deal Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions for the period 2015 - 2016 were uploaded on Bloomberg Terminal. The data were collected and presented by VRS in collaboration with the Finance Club of University of Macedonia.

The Finance Club of University of Macedonia is an independent student organization founded by students of UoM (www.uom.gr) that aims to build strong relations between the market and the University. The goal of the Finance Club is to give its members the chance to view the market in a more practical approach rather than the abstract knowledge offered by the university. In order to achieve this goal, it organizes various events like conferences, workshops and seminars

July 2016: VRS (Valuation & Research Specialists) have agreed with Bloomberg Finance L.P. for the uploading and distribution of VRS reports such as equity research reports, valuations of public and non public companies, financial analysis and academic research via Bloomberg’s platform. Bloomberg is the fifth provider / distributor of VRS research reports internationally, following VRS agreements with Inquiry Financial in 2013, Factset in 2011, Capital IQ (member of Standard & Poor's) in 2010 and Thomson Reuters in 2006.

May 2016: VRS were Supporters of the Wealth Management Forum VI that took place in Athens, Greece, on May 12, 2016. The forum focused on the latest dynamics in the European Wealth Management market.

February 2016: Nicholas Georgiadis, Director of Equity Research of VRS, gave a lecture about Corporate Valuation Approaches at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece.

December 2015: VRS were Supporters of the Fund Strategies Forum VIII that took place in Athens, Greece, on December 18, 2015. The forum focused on the areas of macro investment outlook, geopolitical tensions and energy dynamics as well as fund strategies.

April 2015: VRS (Valuation & Research Specialists) announce their partnership with the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) Students’ Investment & Finance Club in a mission to conduct as well as promote research initiatives in the field of Finance and Investment.

March 2014: VRS (Valuation & Research Specialists) in partnership with the Greek Association of Industries and Processors of Olive Oil (SEVITEL) released a new report listing out developments, challenges as well as initiatives of the Greek olive oil sector. The report was prepared for institutional investors outside Greece focusing on promising sectors of the Greek economy.