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Euro Pacific’s Mark Suarez Named Top Marine Analyst by StarMine

May 21, 2015
(Westport, CT)  May 21, 2015 - The Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards Program has named Mark Suarez, the marine shipping equity analyst for Euro Pacific Capital as its #1 ranked sell-side marine analyst, in terms of earnings estimation, and its #2 ranked in terms of stock picking.  The recognition is based on Mr. Suarez’s stock selections made during the calendar year 2014, as well as earnings estimates made between 1 April, 2014 and 31 March, 2015.
The StarMine ranking program, which is globally recognized as the gold standard in objective measurement of sell-side research analysts, gauges performance based on the returns made on an analysts buy and sell recommendations (relative to industry benchmarks), as well as the accuracy of their published earnings estimates. Mr. Suarez specializes in analyzing small to mid-cap marine shipping companies, including those engaged in containers, crude, product, LPG tankers, dry bulk carriers, and offshore services. Currently his team covers 16 publicly traded companies listed on major exchanges in the United States and Canada. Euro Pacific Capital is a Westport, CT- based brokerage firm, member SIPC, and Registered Investment Advisor.
“I am honored to make the cut at StarMine at a time when certain segments of the shipping space are finally on an upswing after years of relative neglect from institutional investors,” said Mr. Suarez. “The rise in crude oil demand and fall of iron ore and coal volumes have become game changers across certain segments of the shipping space, and I’m happy to be able to showcase both long and short investment ideas to investors.”
“The company is thrilled that Mark has been recognized for his outstanding insight into the shipping space,” said Peter Schiff, the CEO of Euro Pacific Capital.  “As a value-oriented global investment shop, marine shipping has become a sector that we find particularly strategic in the current environment.”    
Mark Suarez joined Euro Pacific Capital in 2011 as a Senior Research Analyst covering the global transportation and logistics sector. Prior to then he had six years of experience as a transportation equity research analyst, which included working at Wolfe Research and at a Canadian bulge bracket broker-dealer covering surface and marine transportation stocks. Mr. Suarez holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from McGill University.  He is also a CFA® charterholder and holds FINRA Series 7, 63, 86, 87 and 24 registrations.
About Euro Pacific Capital
Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Westport, Connecticut, Euro Pacific Capital, Inc. is a full-service, registered broker/dealer specializing in foreign markets and securities. Peter Schiff, the firm’s founder and CEO, is known for his vocal views of the U.S. economy, voiced prior to the 2008 financial crisis, many of which were outlined in his 5 bestselling books, including "Crash Proof: How To Profit From The Coming Economic Collapse." 
Euro Pacific Capital has grown to include six regional branches – Westport, Connecticut; New York, New York; Boca Raton, Florida; Scottsdale, Arizona; Newport Beach, California; and Los Angeles, California – over sixty investment consultants, a team of research analysts, and three divisions – Retail Brokerage, Wealth Management and Capital Markets.
About StarMine
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