Asset Manangement/Research Website Design

On an unrelated note, I am playing with the design of a new project (big announcement, hopefully next week) that is geared for active traders and institutions. (We may add a low cost version for individual investors, also).

To get some usability ideas, I looked at quite a few Asset Management, Trading, and Equity Research sites. I am trying to find a good balance between providing a lot of complex information with making something that is inherently intricate more easy-to-use and appealing looking.

Here are some of the sites I’ve been checking out (with my comment below):

Dorsey Wright & Associates
looks dated

Birinyi Associates
Clean design, but not alot of functionality

Global Insight
too busy

Guerilla Trades
Heinously ugly

Channelling Stocks
Almost as ugly

Plexus Group
too much small type

Louise Yamada Technical Research Advisors
That functionality issue again

Fisher Investments
A lot going on — a bit too much

Asset Management Company
Clean design, good usability

Trillium Asset Management
Lots going on — almost too much

LSV Asset Management
Nice design, little functionality

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None really slayed me in the design or functionality.

If anyone has any suggestions, sites to look at, or other ideas, please let me know!

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Rocco DeLuca & The Burden

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Rocco DeLuca & The Burden
have put out the most interesting new rock album I’ve heard in some time: I Trust You To Kill Me.

Their sound is original — jangly roots-rock romp laced with bluegrass
and countrified leanings.

I agree with the reviewer who wrote that their bluesy debut album "fairly vibrates on DeLuca’s Dobro steel guitar and throaty wail."

DeLuca careens from influence to influence, paying homage to his predecessors and then going a step further.

The music is flavored with dollops of Jeff Buckley, Coldplay and
most of all, Bron Y-Aur Stomp Led Zeppelin.

I Trust You To Kill Me is one of those rare discs where there in not a single weak cut on the CD.

The band’s Myspace page has four songs to stream.

The band has been opening for the likes of Ben Folds and John Mayer.  The next area show I could find is
Tue Jul 31st 2007, Bowery Ballroom, NY

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Videos below

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Media Appearance: Kudlow & Company (6/19/07)

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