Standard Investment Chartered, Inc. ("Standard") is a privately-held,
full service securities and investment banking firm providing brokerage,
advisory, research and evaluation services to institutions, corporations,
professionally managed portfolios, foundations, trusts, retirement plans
and sophisticated individuals.
Standard operates as a registered securities "broker-dealer"
and is incorporated under the laws of the state of California. The firm
is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA")
and the Securities Investors Protection Corporation ("SIPC").
Standard conducts investment research with an focus on the identification,
analysis and investment of closely-held, thinly traded, over-the-counter
("OTC") equities and executes all transactions on behalf of
its clients on a fully disclosed basis through a New York Stock Exchange
("NYSE") member firm. Through our Wall Street affiliate, Standard
provides industry-standard prices for U.S. Treasury and Agency securities;
an extensive database of closing prices with associated analytics and
graphics functions; analytic report generators; daily market commentaries,
and ad hoc research reports to the institutional community and primary
Standard was founded in 1988 to assist professional investors, institutions
and fund managers with their research, trade discovery, market execution,
risk management and position maintenance. We are one of less than a dozen
firms nationally that devotes a majority of its resources to this specialized
investment practice, which is considered by many to be the last bastion
of the pure equities investor.