LOS ANGELES, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- William O'Neil + Co. Incorporated, a registered investment advisor, is pleased to announce that it has hired industry veteran Randy Watts as Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Strategist. Watts will guide the Company's analyst team and further the development of the Company's suite of services. He will be based in William O'Neil + Company's office in New York, NY.
"Randy's buy-side experience will be crucial in helping shape, refine, and promote thought leadership within our research department," says Steven L. Birch, the Company's president. "His deep knowledge of equity markets will solidify our research as a true value-add for clients."
Watts has more than 25 years of equity asset management experience with specific focus on large- and small-cap growth stocks. He started his professional career as an Equity Analyst at Freedom Capital Management in Boston, MA before spending nine years at Westfield Capital Management as an Equity Analyst and then as a Partner and Portfolio Manager overseeing a $500+ million growth stock portfolio.
While at The Boston Company, Watts was a Senior Managing Director with responsibility for small- and mid-cap growth investments. He managed $4 billion in long and long/short equity portfolios and hired, trained, and managed a team of investment professionals. During his twelve years at The Boston Company he increased assets in products managed considerably from $200 million to $4 billion.
Most recently, Watts ran a $300 million long/short equity portfolio for Folger Hill Asset Management in New York, NY. He is a graduate of University of Virginia and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work at a company with such a solid history of successfully picking winning stocks," says Watts. "I look forward to building on that by providing the best service possible for our clients."
About William O'Neil + Co. Incorporated
William O'Neil + Co. is a registered investment advisor providing global buy and sell recommendations, independent research, and custom advisory to the world's leading institutional investment managers. Its blended method of stock analysis delivers actionable ideas that accelerate portfolio performance across investing disciplines. Founded in 1963, William O'Neil + Co. is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in New York, Boston, San Francisco, and London.
William O'Neil + Co.'s comprehensive suite of research services includes the U.S. Focus List, domestic buy-side recommendations; the Global Focus List for developing, emerging, and frontier markets; in-depth research reports on global equities; and custom advisory.
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