HOLT Value Associates is extending its research to Japanese stocks and...

HOLT Value Associates is extending its research to Japanese stocks and hired a Japanese marketing firm to sell to portfolio managers in Japan. QUICK Corp. will market to portfolio managers of domestic investment companies in Japan, while John Birkhold, HOLT's Asian market representative, will market to portfolio managers of foreign-owned asset firms in Japan.

By the first quarter of next year, HOLT expects to have global capabilities in research enabling it to market throughout the world, said Gary C. Bergland, director-corporate investor relations services. In addition to its cash-flow analysis of companies in Japan, the U.K., Germany, France and Switzerland, it hopes by next March to develop U.S.-quality cash-flow analysis for Singapore, Australia, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Canada and Sweden.