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Can Adams, Harkness Ride a Winner? Another bronco buster is mounting that wild horse called tech an

Traders Magazine, June 2002

Peter Chapman

Adams, Harkness & Hill, a Boston boutique that concentrates on emerging growth companies, wants to take over the role recently filled by the Four Horsemen of the brokerage business. The Four Horsemen of emerging growth, Hambrecht & Quist, Alex.Brown & Co., Robertson Stephens and Montgomery Securities - had once dominated the research, underwriting and trading of volatile technology and healthcare companies. But after selling out to Bank of America, Chase Manhattan, Fleet Bank, and Bankers Trust, respectively, in the late 1990s, they abandoned their focus on the up-and-comers to trade Nasdaq's blue chips.

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