"Our partnership with the HSIA will benefit both smaller and larger member companies; by providing access to the highest quality independent research coverage, which will have the effect of increased liquidity for those companies that are relatively illiquid and greater transparency for larger more established companies. Together, our actions will generate enhanced investor interest in the homeland security sector as a whole," Soni said.
The research found in the HSSR will be completely independent in nature and will provide detailed coverage of the following six Homeland Security Missions and sub-missions; [Intelligence & Warning (Domestic Intelligence, Foreign Intelligence), Border & Transportation Security (Aviation, Maritime, Ground Transport, Land Border), Domestic Counterterrorism (Domestic Prevention, Foreign Prevention), Protection of Critical Infrastructure and Key Assets (Physical Security, Air/Sea Entry Points, Cyber Security), Defense Against Catastrophic Threats (Bioterrorism, Nuclear/Dirty Bomb), and Emergency Preparedness & Response (Preparedness, Mitigation)].
The HSSR will also provide analysis on homeland security spending, market size, growth arenas, the regulatory environment and sector trends. In addition, commentary on Homeland Security technologies such as sensor, screening, biometrics, RFID, cyber-security, and others, will be present.
The HSSR, which will include a Company Research Directory (CRD), will be distributed at no cost to investors through the Investrend distribution network in early Q2 2005. The CRD will be comprised of "Spotlight Reports," which the two homeland security pioneers advise will "provide homeland security related companies with independent research and analysis to ensure that their corporate profile is heightened, within the context of widely available independent research coverage."
"The 'Spotlight Reports,' which comprise the CRD, will present to investors in an easy to read format the Homeland Security activities of a particular company. This analysis will provide investors with the ability to ascertain the degree and nature of involvement that a particular company has within the Homeland Security Industry," Soni explained.
In addition to the reports and research, CCM will also work with certain under-funded HSIA member companies to perform the necessary research and analysis to secure funding through its private equity research and consulting activities directed towards the institutional investor community.
"We plan a series of CCM/HSIA Institutional Investor Forums for HSIA members, and other companies, to tell their stories and increase their profile to institutional investors," HSIA's Aitken said.
Cronus Capital Markets, with offices in Toronto and New York, operates as an independent and privately owned capital market research and consulting firm.
They are not a division of a bank or brokerage firm, and are fully committed to providing objective capital market research and consulting services. As a result, they are able to function without bias or compromise, while maintaining absolute objectivity and accountability in their work.
CCM Research is focused in three areas: index creation and development, private equity research, and public equity research. Currently, CCM provides extensive research coverage and expertise for the Homeland Security Sector, resulting in CCM's establishment as a leading research and consulting firm as it relates to this sector.
CCM Consulting, using insights from its research division, consults in two areas: index creation and development, and private equity opportunities.
Financial institutions, ranging from securities exchanges to institutional investors, regard their capital market research and related consulting as integral components in their decision making process when searching for innovative, high impact opportunities.