Aqeel Merchant serves as an investment professional and has research responsibility for industrials investments. Mr. Merchant previously headed the research team at Stifel Financial Corporation in addition to focusing on retail and consumer opportunities. Prior to that, he worked at Knight Capital Group and Libertas Holdings, LLC as an investment professional. Mr. Merchant earned an M.B.A. from the Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology and a B.Com. from the University of Mumbai.