STAMFORD, Conn., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — MKM Partners was recently named a “Top Research Performer” by Integrity Research Associates, based on the performance of the firm’s Buy and Buy-and-Sell recommendations during the three years ending December 31, 2011. MKM Partners excelled in a field of approximately 100 research providers, with a 133% return on its Buy recommendations (ranking it #4) and a 151% return on its Buy-and-Sell recommendations combined (ranking it #2) over the period.

Integrity Research called out MKM Partners’ longer average holding period than its peers for its Buy recommendations (five to six months for MKM vs. one month or less for other firms) and highlighted the difficulty of achieving exceptional performance with longer holding periods, making MKM Partners’ performance “even more notable.” Integrity also noted that the volatility of MKM’s research recommendations was in line with the majority of providers tracked.

“These results attest to the focus of MKM’s equity research professionals on maximizing clients’ investment returns,” said MKM Partners CEO Richard R. Castellano. “We continue to pursue MKM’s research buildout to strengthen our partnership with our institutional clients.”

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MKM Partners is an institutional equity research, sales and trading firm. Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, with offices in New York City, Boston and across the U.S., MKM provides clients with actionable and unbiased economic, technical, derivatives, event-driven and fundamental research and has trade execution abilities in U.S. and foreign equity markets and in U.S. options markets. In addition to offering timely access to its traders and analysts, MKM focuses on delivering exceptional service to institutional clients across its trading and research platforms. More information about MKM Partners can be accessed at

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Richard R. Castellano, CEO
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