Aqeel Merchant serves as an investment analyst 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 analyst. 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.