Bates Group LLC Launches Bates Research Group FOR FINANCIAL COMPANIES AND LAW FIRM CLIENTS FOCUSING ON COMPRESHENSIVE ECONOMIC AND INVESTMENT RELATED RESEARCH, US and GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS and SECURITIES PRODUCTS

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Bates Group LLC, a leading securities litigation consulting firm, is pleased to announce the launch of the Bates Research Group in conjunction with Pegasus Research.  Bates Research is focused on providing institutional, law firm clients and individual practitioners with independent and unbiased research on the economy, equity and fixed-income markets, derivatives, and other topics that dominate the current U.S. and global economic, investment and legal landscape. In addition, Bates Research Group will provide publicly available white papers related to markets and complex products.

Director Greg Kyle, the founder of Pegasus Research and the former head of Union Bank of Switzerland's U.S. research efforts in Switzerland, will lead the Bates Research Group.  Greg has spent twenty-five years providing independent market, sector, and company-specific research to clients and has conducted valuation analysis for public and private companies.  Greg has authored numerous studies that have appeared in BloombergBusinessWeek, the Economist, Fortune, Forbes and Barron's.  He has also written for the Wall Street Journal and serves as an expert witness and consultant for securities related litigation.

Senior Manager Alex Russell, who has been responsible for managing, researching and writing reports that analyze the fixed income, equity, and structured product markets, will join Greg.  Alex, a CFA charterholder, has extensive experience as a forensic investigator and consultant in financial litigation cases.

"In this marketplace, it is difficult for clients to find unbiased research," Alex explained.  "The new research team will address this need by providing independent research free of any conflicts of interest for clients and investors."

"We are thrilled to have two highly experienced professionals launch the Bates Research Group," added Jennifer L. Stout, President and CEO of The Bates Group.  "Greg and Alex will address the critical need for independent and untainted  research.  Working in conjunction with our well-established team of professionals, they will also harness our firm's expertise to new arenas."

A new web site – www.batesresearch.com – dedicated to the Bates Research Group accompanied the launch.  For more information, please contact Alex Russell at ARussell@batesgroupllc.com or Greg Kyle  at GKyle@batesgroupllc.com.

About The Bates Group LLC

Founded in 1981, The Bates Group is the preeminent securities litigation consulting firm in the nation.  Its growing list of 60 experts and consultants situated in Lake Oswego, Oregon and throughout the United States also provide regulatory and compliance consulting and forensic accounting services. With more than three decades of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, the leading law firms, financial services companies and  regulatory bodies worldwide, The Bates Group continues to put clients first in setting industry standards.  More information about The Bates Group is available at www.batesgroupllc.com

For media inquiries, please contact:

Susan L. Harper, Director, Bates Group LLC
Telephone: 503-724-6673 Email: Sharper@Batesgroupllc.com

Shelley Aebi, Executive Assistant, Bates Group LLC
Telephone: 503-670-7772 Email: saebi@Batesgroupllc.com

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Shelley Aebi The Bates Group, 503-670-7772, saebi@batesgroupllc.com

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