Judges for the Undergraduate Stock Pitch Challenge come from the top echelon of the investment industry. We are grateful to them for bringing their expertise and donating their time for this event.
Boris Shepov, Research Analyst, Fidelity Investments
Shepov is a research analyst at Fidelity Management & Research
Company (FMRCo), the investment advisor for Fidelity’s family of mutual
funds. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment
management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits
outsourcing and other financial products and services to more than 20
million individuals, institutions and financial intermediaries. In this
role, Boris is responsible for researching companies in the machinery
sector, and for presenting ideas to portfolio managers. In this
capacity, he also manages Select Industrial Equipment Fund. Prior to
joining Fidelity in 2008, Boris worked as a summer associate at Barclays
Capital in 2007, an associate at Withum Smith & Brown, PC in 2006,
and as an analyst at Ingis & Company, PA from 2004 to 2006. He has
been in the asset management industry since 2008.
earned his bachelor of science and master of science degrees in finance
from Kiev University of Trade and Economics, and his master of business
administration degree in finance from the Johnson Graduate School of
Management at Cornell University. He is also a Certified Public
Kate Lakin, Assistant Director of Global Equity Research, Putnam Investments
Kate is an Assistant Director of Global Equity Research and an Analyst in the U.S. Large Cap Equity Research group, covering consumer staples, specifically packaged food. She is responsible for conducting fundamental analysis and valuation of the companies in this industry and making buy/sell recommendations. In addition, she oversees and manages the Equity Associate internship and fulltime program. Ms. Lakin joined Putnam in 2012 and has been in the investment industry since 2008. Ms. Lakin earned her B.A. from Wellesley College.
Douglas Cannon, Associate Analyst, T. Rowe Price
Douglas joined T. Rowe Price in 2014 and is a member of the T. Rowe Price team
covering the technology sector. Prior to
joining T. Rowe Price Douglas was an analyst at Batterymarch Financial
Management. He has six years of
investment experience and previously spent six years at Amphenol (NYSE:APH), mostly in product management.
Mr. Cannon has a Ph.D. from MIT in Materials Science and a B.S. in Physics and a MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.