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Dodilio: A Social Network for the Professional Investment Commuity to Access Custom Research, Launched Oct. 1

 
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New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/02/2012 -- Dodilio, the first global network that allows investment professionals to generate, consume, and collaboratively-develop customized research products and services on demand, announced that its site, http://www.dodilio.com, has gone live.

Dodilio is a virtual auction platform that instantly matches research producers with research consumers. This market bridges the existing push-pull research delivery gap, allowing pre-qualified members to create and share better information to optimize investment decisions.

The Dodilio network serves the needs of the four primary stakeholders in the broader investment community:

- Investors, overloaded with low-value (or no-value), often standardized information, repackaged by dozens of different sources, wasting time and money while compromising investors’ ability to access the best research.

Solution: Dodilio allows investors to quickly and efficiently access the specific information they need, on a select, applied, professional social network that will help satisfy investment objectives, improving the quality of research received.

- Research providers are finding it increasingly difficult to identify timely, value-added topics of research. It is also increasingly difficult to identify and target customers that are willing to pay for valuable expertise and services.

Solution: Dodilio helps research providers better monetize their knowledge and time by identifying potential clients that are willing to pay for specific types of research.

- Investor relations professionals are finding it difficult to satisfy ongoing customer demands, generate new leads in the professional investment community and facilitate high quality corporate access events, while maintaining corporate transparency.

Solution: Dodilio helps investor relations professionals identify key influencers of their client’s stock price by facilitating higher quality research.

- Professional service providers such as lawyers, doctors and scientists need an independent and efficient channel to distribute expertise to the investment community.

Solution: Dodilio’s lead generation tool helps professionals monetize their expertise with clients that are willing to pay.

Upon logging onto Dodilio, users are directed to a dashboard that allows them to filter noise from broader social networks. Dodilio focuses only on investment worthy posts as well as relevant interactions that occur over the Dodilio platform. At the heart of Dodilio is an auction exchange where users can request custom research. For example investors can use Dodilio to plan a tour to visit Chinese coal companies. Dodilio’s auction exchange will identify the optimal provider(s) to conduct this research. A differentiating characteristic of Dodilio is that it is the only distribution channel that enables consumers of custom research to remain anonymous.

“The traditional sell-side research market has been in secular decline for over a decade,” said Dodilio founder, Peter Wright. “Two segments in the research market, however, have continued to grow over the past decade – corporate access services and custom research – the two major niches on which we intend to focus.”

Dodilio is led by a highly experienced management team, including:

Peter Wright, Founder. A top-rated analyst at both Fidelity (buy-side) and CIBC (sell-side). A Director of Research at Tradition, where he managed the company’s research and research sales department.

Robert McDermott, President of Enterprise Sales. Twenty-five years experience selling document solutions; founder of $20M+ document solutions business, and top salesman at Xerox.

David Parrella, Chief Technology Officer. Twenty-five years multi-national experience in IT strategy, systems architecture and project management. Led successful IPO of Proteon, a high-tech networking company; a founding member of Benchmarking Partners.

John Schneller, Chief Operational Officer. Twenty years in various financial services capacities: research, fund management, investment banking, as well as multiple entrepreneurial ventures.

In addition, Dodilio has a seasoned Board of Advisors including:

Kevin Carroll, Founder of Pulse Trading

Jeff Forbes, Director of Research at State Street Global Markets

Paul Jackson, Former Fidelity Global Technology Money Manager

Mike McCarthy, Director, National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), Boston Chapter

Marc Paley, Former Head of Global Equities at Lehman Brothers

Paul Scura, Former Head of Investment Banking at Prudential Securities

Dodilio is a subscription based model designed solely for professional participants in the research market. Dodilio is not a direct toll-taker and no financial transactions occur on the Dodilio site.

To watch a 90 SECOND VIDEO OVERVIEW of Dodilio, please go to our website www.dodilio.com and click Watch Video. For information on becoming a Dodilio member, please email support@dodilio.com or call 855-DODILIO (855-363-4546).

Contacts:
Peter Wright
Dodilio
(617) 454-1031
peter@dodilio.com

Rick Eisenberg
Eisenberg Communications
(917) 691-8934
Eiscom@msn.com