Emerald Asset Management, Inc. will welcome hundreds of investment industry professionals to the 21 st annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum, scheduled to be held on Thursday, February 6 th at the Radisson Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. “We say that the 2014 investment year begins in earnest with our annual Forum,” said Emerald CEO and Founder Joseph E. Besecker. “Public company senior managers, investment portfolio managers and research analysts come together to review 2013 and provide their initial outlook to 2014 and beyond.” This year’s Forum will include sessions focusing on cyber security, the robotics revolution, local and regional banks, fixed income securities and alternatives and ongoing innovations by corporate America generating potential investment opportunities. The first Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum was held in 1994 and has grown to become the largest and most successful annual investment event in Philadelphia. This year senior executives from over twenty-five public and private companies are scheduled to present. “The U.S. equity markets reached record highs in 2013 but are off to a roller-coaster start in 2014,” said Emerald Director of Research Joseph W. Garner. “The Forum provides a great chance to hear how these companies are positioned moving forward and what they are seeing in terms of growth and opportunities,” he said. Presenting companies are scheduled to include: Rex Energy Corp (REXX), Spirit Airlines (SAVE), FARO Technologies (FARO), Trex Company (TREX), EPAM Systems (EPAM), GSV Capital (GSVC), Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. (BMTC), First Business Financial (FBIZ), Northeast Bancorp (NBN), Customers Bancorp (CUBI), Meta Financial Group (CASH), California Republic Bancorp (CRPB), Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI), Matthews International (MATW), Burnham Holdings (BURCA), Ametek (AME), Quaker Chemical (KWR), Entercom Communications (ETM), Neonode (NEON), Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals (TLOG), Safeguard Scientifics (SFE), Alnylam Phamaceuticals (ALNY), 8x8 (EGHT), Aqua America (WTR), Intrexon Corp. (XON) and ICG Group (ICGE). A full list of presenting companies, seminars by Emerald’s investment professionals and registration details are available on Emerald’s website at www.TeamEmerald.com/groundhog. Presented by Emerald Asset Management, Forum sponsors include Pepper Hamilton LLP, Janney Capital Markets, Boenning & Scattergood, Greentree, Trout, Ebersole & Groff LLP, Sturdivant & Co., Patriot Financial Partners L.P., and Horizons ETFs Management (USA) LLC.