Senior Media Analyst Michael Nathanson to Join Moffett Research; Moffett Research LLC to become MoffettNathanson LLC

Jul 01, 2013, 08:39 ET from Moffett Research LLC

NEW YORK, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent research firm Moffett Research LLC, a Telecom and Cable & Satellite research boutique, today announced the addition of Media analyst Michael Nathanson.  Mr. Nathanson announced his departure from Nomura Securities last week.  

When Nathanson joins the firm later this summer, Moffett Research LLC will become MoffettNathanson LLC.

Michael Nathanson, 50, will bring to MoffettNathanson more than twenty years of Media industry experience.  During his tenure as Managing Director at Nomura Securities, he was twice named the #1 Media analyst in America, according to Institutional Investor Magazine's All-America Research Team poll.  He most recently received this top ranking in 2012, marking the sixth time in the past seven years he has earned that honor.  He also received Institutional Investor's top rankings in the now defunct Publishing & Advertising Agencies and the Broadcast & Radio sectors in past years.  Nathanson was previously the Senior Media Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC, where he spent twelve years covering, at various times, U.S. Media, European Media, and Global Advertising Agencies.  Before joining Bernstein in 1998, Nathanson worked for Time Inc. and Rainbow Media, then a joint venture of Cablevision and NBC.  Nathanson received a B.A. from Brandeis University and a Master's degree from the Yale School of Management.

Michael Nathanson and Cable and Telecom Analyst Craig Moffett worked closely together for eight years at Sanford C. Bernstein, regularly collaborating on research that spanned the Media Content and Distribution value chain.  Their joint research included seminal reports on video over the Internet, programming cost inflation, and retransmission consent.  Nathanson and Moffett were also two of the three originators, with former Bernstein analyst Tom Wolzien, of Bernstein's popular weekly Weekend Media Blast, a must-read among media industry executives and a publication which during their tenure became one of the most widely-read pieces of research on Wall Street.

"We're getting the band back together again," said Mr. Nathanson.  "Now, more than ever, what matters to media investors is insight across the whole value chain," he continued.  "I'm really eager to start working with Craig again."  Mr. Moffett shared a similar view.  "One plus one is three.  Michael is the most insightful Media analyst around.  But what's most exciting is that he makes my work better, and vice versa."

With the addition of Michael Nathanson, the new MoffettNathanson will bring together six seasoned investment professionals – Moffett, Nathanson, Patrick O'Connell, Ethan Steinberg, John Towers, and David Cielusniak – each of whom brings more than a decade of investment advisory experience.  Five of the partners – Moffett, Nathanson, O'Connell, Steinberg, and Towers – were previously colleagues at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co, LLC.  They are joined by attorney David Cielusniak, formerly of Conquest Capital Group, who serves as the firm's General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Chief Operating Officer.

Contact information:

Moffett Research LLC
1180 Avenue of Americas, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10036
(212) 512-0599

Craig Moffett
Partner and Senior Research Analyst
(212) 512-0581

SOURCE Moffett Research LLC