August 7, 2023, 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 Curtis Shauger will join the firm as Managing Director of Technology.
Water Tower Research was founded to provide “Research for the Other 99%”, with a mission to improve the communication channels between companies and their stakeholders that have been impaired by dramatic structural changes to the conventional equity research and investor engagement models.
Commenting on the addition of Curtis Shauger, Charlie Phippen, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are thrilled to add someone as experienced as Curtis to the Water Tower Research team strengthening our expansion in the technology sector. With Curtis’s extensive equity research experience, our business gains an invaluable asset, benefiting clients and investors alike with an exceptionally knowledgeable resource.”
With 20 years of proven success in the financial services industry, Curtis was most recently at Tybourne Capital Management where he managed research teams across the US and Asia. He has also served as a Principal of RVM, where he provided consulting and advisory services to corporate and buyside entities. Prior to that, Curtis served as Managing Director at Caris & Company, Partner at aAd Capital Management, Senior Analyst at Seasons Capital Management, and Senior Analyst at CIBC World Markets.
Curtis earned an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BSBA from San Diego State University.
About Water Tower Research (WTR)
Water Tower Research is modernizing Investor Relations through research-driven communications and Investor Engagement. Sound investment research begins with good information. At WTR, we help companies and investors connect by creating expert information flow and strategies that are the foundation of a successful modern investor relations platform. Our analysts and capital markets professionals bring decades of unrivaled Wall Street experience and insight to a new digital world of investor communications and engagement. Our research and investor content are distributed across traditional research aggregators like Bloomberg, FactSet, etc., proprietary direct distribution lists, social media, search engines, and our website. As a result, every institutional and retail investor has equal access to our high-quality company research. Our mission is to help companies take control of their IR program and proactively reach investors while bringing investors a consistent flow of quality information to help them understand our clients’ businesses, industries, and the investment opportunities they present. MiFID II is a legislative framework instituted by the European Union (EU). One of its directives concerns the unbundling of payments for equity research from execution. Because Water Tower Research’s research materials are paid for by issuers and is publicly available and/or offered generally to investment firms and others free of charge, we believe that such information constitutes a “non-monetary benefit” that is not subject to the requirements of MiFID II.
Name: Water Tower Research LLC
Job Title: WTR Investor Engagement