The transformation of this industry and its promising outlook have also caught the attention of the investment community--merchant bankers, investment consultants, securities analysts
, fund managers, and key ag bankers and lenders.
Two subcommittees of the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee held initial hearings and promised broader investigations into the circumstances surrounding Enron's collapse and the role played by Enron's top management team--including its board of directors and audit committee, its external auditors, the regulators, and outside securities analysts
public companies from disseminating important information to securities analysts
, institutional investors and others before releasing it to the general public.