Thomas Weisel Partners (TWP), a San Francisco-based bank focused on emerging growth companies, is considering its strategy in the context of regulatory, competitive and regulatory changes. Blake Jorgensen, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Director of Investment Banking, must decide how best to serve TWP customers in the face of the Global Research Analyst Settlement, Regulation Fair Disclosure, changes in “soft dollar” commissions decimalization, and Sarbanes-Oxley .

Thomas Weisel Partners (TWP), a San Francisco-based bank focused on emerging growth companies, is considering its strategy in the context of regulatory, competitive and regulatory changes. Blake Jorgensen, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Director of Investment Banking, must decide how best to serve TWP customers in the face of the Global Research Analyst Settlement, Regulation Fair Disclosure, changes in “soft dollar” commissions decimalization, and Sarbanes-Oxley .

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Malcolm P. Baker,
Lauren Barley
Source: Harvard Business School
23 pages.
Release Date: 1 February 2006. Prod #: 206091-PDF-ENG
Investment Banking at Thomas Weisel Partners HBR case solution