Healthcare >> Analyst Interviews >> March 15, 2019

Big Pharma Looking to Small-Cap Biotechs for Innovation

Vandermosten, John
John Vandermosten, CFA, is Senior Biotechnology Research Analyst at Zacks Investment Research, Inc. Mr. Vandermosten covers a portfolio of small-cap biotechnology stocks at Zacks Investment Research. His background includes 18 years of experience in a variety of investment management and research roles across all market cap ranges and throughout the capital structure. Formerly, Mr. Vandermosten was a Research Analyst for Singular Research covering the health care space and a Consultant with Coker Group, a national health care services firm providing financial advisory, investment banking, health care IT and other services to hospitals and other health care organizations. Prior to his role as Sellside Analyst and Consultant, Mr. Vandermosten was a Portfolio Manager at Westwood Holdings Group and covered health care and other spaces as Research Analyst. He also worked at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas as Investment Analyst on the agency’s large-cap call overwriting fund. Mr. Vandermosten has an MBA from Texas A&M University, an M.A. from Tulane University and a B.A. from San Diego State University. He has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a board member with the CFA Society of Dallas. Profile
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TWST: How will 2019 play out in regard to your coverage?

Mr. Vandermosten: We have seen several mergers announced recently; that always is the