Hassan Ahmed – Prior to founding Alembic Global Advisors Hassan was a Managing Director and Global Sector Head for Chemicals Research at HSBC. Previously, Hassan has worked as a senior buy-side research analyst covering the materials space at Brown Brothers Harriman, a senior sell-side research analyst covering the chemical space at Sanford Bernstein, a strategy consultant at the Mitchell Madison Group and a process engineer at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). Hassan has won several accolades in research having been ranked #1 Middle East and North Africa analyst by Extel in 2009 -2012; #1 US stock picker by FT/Starmine in 2008 and Best Up and Comer in the US chemical sector by Institutional Investor in 2006 and 2008. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from London University and an MS degree in operations research from Columbia University. He holds NASD Series 63, 7, 86, and 87 licenses.
Stephen Matthews – Prior to founding Alembic Global Advisors Stephen was a Managing Director and Head of the US based Emerging Markets sales desk at HSBC. Stephen was responsible for the distribution of HSBC’s Asian, EEMEA, and Latin American research product within the US. Prior to working at HSBC Stephen worked on the Institutional Sales desk at Banc of America Securities, selling US equities, in both San Francisco and New York. Stephen began his career in the Institutional Sales and Trading training program at Dean Witter Reynolds in New York. In addition to his sales experience Stephen worked on the Equity Capital Markets desk at Hambrecht & Quist in San Francisco. He holds NASD Series 24, 7, and 63 licenses.
James Sullivan – Prior to joining Alembic Global Advisors, James Sullivan was Senior Research Analyst at Value Line, where he worked from 2009 to 2011. There he specialized in the energy industry onshore North America. James introduced coverage of a number of energy-related equities, reorganized and expanded coverage of pipeline master limited partnerships (MLPs), and offered special commentary on the oil and gas sector. Prior to working at Value Line, James was Visiting Assistant Professor at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, from 2007 to 2009. James received his B.A. from Columbia University in 2001, and his Ph.D. from The University of Chicago in 2007.
Robert Norfleet – Prior to joining Alembic Global Advisors, Robert Norfleet was a managing director at BB&T Capital Markets where he followed the energy infrastructure sector. Prior to joining BB&T Mr. Norfleet covered industrials and energy as a senior analyst at Diamondback Capital and with Sigma Capital before that. He also followed infrastructure as a research analyst at Davenport Capital & Co., LLC. Mr. Norfleet is also the recipient of several analyst awards and honors. StarMine, the research performance ratings organization, ranked him #1 stock picker and #1 earnings estimator in 2013 in the construction and engineering category. He has also been recognized twice in the WSJ’s “Best on the Street” analyst survey – as top stock picker and for earnings estimate accuracy in his sector.