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Harvest Announces Harvest Private, Enabling Financial and Investment Organizations to Deploy 'Invitation Only' Branded, Secure and Compliant Communication Networks

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harvest the financial discovery and communication platform for investors that is quickly becoming the hottest marketplace on Wall Street, today announced the launch of Harvest Private. Aimed at financial and investment-based organizations that are in need of a more efficient and effective form of private, secure, and compliant communication networks, Harvest Private is a powerful tool for augmenting IR and client communications, making it easy to share timely information, updates, and documents within a closed, "invite-only" network.

Harvest Private can also be used to manage and disseminate research, host conferences, webinars, investment clubs online; and replace expensive and inefficient "ideas dinners". Analytics and an easy UI make it easy for administrators and other content creators tasked with delivering and posting content to track the effectiveness and reach.

Harvest Private makes its debut powering the 'Capitalize for Kids' branded portal at the inaugural Ira Sohn Canada conference, in Toronto on October 23-24. Attendees will gain access/connections to attendees and other industry leaders, exclusive research and video, as well as presentations of money managers speaking at the conference. Access to public Harvest content will also be integrated into the portal.

Harvest Private also functions as a cloud-based internal research management system (RMS). Social features and secure document storage and dissemination tools allow for a more effective and efficient internal research workflow. Harvest Private was built from the ground-up with compliance and security in mind, and seamlessly integrates with firm's existing workflows, policies, and procedures.

In its first ten months more than 2,000 firms, including hedge funds, mutual funds, institutional investors, research analysts, financial advisors, and other sophisticated investors, have contributed over 40,000 fully transparent, and freely accessible investment related posts on Harvest.

In addition to its 24/7 mix of the highest quality, transparent investment information from the brightest minds on the Street, Harvest provides a centralized meeting ground for professionals to exchange new investment ideas and views, benchmark against others, market their expertise to target audiences, and connect with peers, clients, and colleagues.

Harvest also acts as a discovery platform enabling firms to further brand their approach, specific investments, risk management styles and/or investing philosophies, and in an age of increased transparency, communicate that expertise publicly.

About Harvest

Harvest is the connected information and community sharing platform that enhances the way investors share expertise and information with industry leaders, peers, and potential clients. Harvest includes the top firms, money managers and professionals from the world's best hedge/mutual funds, institutional investors, research analysts, financial advisors, and other sophisticated investors eager to access its 24/7 mix of the highest quality, transparent investment information from the brightest minds on the Street. Harvest provides a centralized and transparent meeting ground to exchange new investment ideas and views, benchmark against others, and/or connect and market to peers, partners and colleagues. With the introduction of Harvest Private, organizations can deploy their own branded and highly secure, private and closed community.

CONTACT: Seth Geisler Martin Levy Public Relations, Inc. 858.610.9860 seth@martinlevypr.com www.martinlevypr.comSource:Harvest Exchange Corp.