Equity Research Associate Forest Products Research brings Claire Huxtable, former member of RBC's capital markets forest products research team, on to its team of analysts

GIBSONS, British Columbia , September 20, 2011 (press release) – ERA Forest Products Research (a division of Equity Research Associates) is pleased to announce the addition of Claire Huxtable to its team of analysts.

After beginning her career in the woods working for Western Forest Products on BC's Vancouver Island, Claire moved into private equity markets, working in the U.S. as a portfolio analyst and account manager for Hancock Timber Resource Group, one of the world’s largest timberland investment management organizations. Prior to joining ERA Forest Products Research, Claire was a member of RBC's top-ranked capital markets forest products research team, where she focused on North American paper and forest products companies.

Claire holds a bachelor's degree in forestry from the University of British Columbia and Laval University, and an MBA from the Universityof British Columbia. She is a registered professional forester with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals, a CFAcharterholder, and a member of the Vancouver Society of Financial Analysts.

In addition, ERA would like to congratulate Graham Sheppard on passing the third level of the CFA Program. Graham will be eligible for the CFA charter upon completion of the required work experience.


ERA is an independent research company with an exclusive focus on the forest products sector. Since 1994, the firm has provided economic and investment research on the forest-products industry to clients in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. The firm's clients include governments, leading forest-products companies, as well as institutional investors managing over $5 trillion in assets.

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