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Nasdaq's McKinnell Takes Over IRN

The Independent Research Network, a joint venture between Nasdaq and Reuters to encourage research providers to follow companies that attract low research coverage, has appointed Karin McKinnell as president. McKinnell joins from Nasdaq, where she spent eight years, most recently as managing director of its Corporate Client Group. Prior to Nasdaq, she worked at Franklin Templeton, investment manager The Portola Group and Goldman Sachs. Based in New York, McKinnel