NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2013) - On November 12, 2013, Institutional Investor and SumZero, the world's largest online membership community of buy-side investment professionals, hosted InvestPitch 2013, a stock-pitch competition in which 19 emerging managers delivered their best ideas in a three-minute pitch to an audience of professional investors.

The event took place at Columbia University, where the audience evaluated each presenter's idea based on validity of the thesis, strength of the argument, feasibility of the trade and originality. Through these evaluations, three finalists were identified: Litmus Capital Management's Daniel Carroll, Amelon Capital Management's Greg Fujii and Elmrox Investment Group's Daniel Lawrence.

Videos of all presenters' pitches are available for viewing at, where visitors can register to download each presenter's full pitch paper. Professional investors are invited to vote for the winner from among the three finalists.

The 19 companies pitched were African Minerals Ltd, Buffalo Wild Wings Inc, CafePress Inc, Cal Dive International Inc, Contango Oil & Gas Co, Dongbu Insurance Co Ltd, First BanCorp/Puerto Rico, Gray Television Inc, HealthStream Inc, IDT Corp, InterXion Holding NV, MGM Holdings Inc, Murphy USA Inc, NCR Corp, Neste Oil, ReachLocal Inc, Ryohin Keikaku Co Ltd, TGS Nopec Geophysical Co and Zix Corp.

The full article, Pitch Perfect: Investment Pros Compete with Best Stock Ideas, can be found on Institutional Investor's website.

For more information contact Joseph Kholodenko at or call (212) 224-3250.

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