A daily challenge for portfolio managers is extracting alpha and seeking out investment opportunities tied to investment intent, trading strategy and style. JonesTrading’s Research Analysts produce quantitative and qualitative guidance and insight in securities with expertise from Soumit Roy, PhD, Prakhar Agrawal, and Lina Kaminski, PhD, in Healthcare, Eduardo Seda in Energy, and Jason Stewart in Financial Services. Our goal is to provide our clients with the information necessary to make sound investment decisions.
Soumit Roy, PhD, Director, Healthcare Analyst
Cell Therapy & Targeted Medicine
Soumit Roy, PhD covers Biotechnology companies within the Healthcare sector. Soumit’s focus is on disruptive technology with specialization in oncology, notably T cell therapy, targeted medicines, and next generation immuno-oncology. Before joining JonesTrading, Dr. Roy was a Senior Research Associate at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, covering small- and mid-cap biotechnology companies. He was a post-doctoral fellow in the Clinical Immunology Department at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. He earned his Ph.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. He holds Master’s degrees in Developmental Biology and Biochemistry, and has published in the highest rated scientific journals.
Eduardo Seda, SVP, Energy Analyst
Midstream Energy MLPs & C-Corps
Eduardo Seda covers Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) & C-Corps within the midstream energy sector. Before joining JonesTrading, he was a Senior Analyst at Sidoti & Company, LLC specializing in coverage of small- and mid-cap asset managers and other financial companies. He was a Managing Director & Senior Analyst in the Energy Group at Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., Inc., responsible for coverage of Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and Closed-End MLP Funds within the midstream energy sector. He worked as a Director & Senior Analyst in the U.S. Natural Gas and Electric Utilities Group at UBS Investment Bank. Prior to UBS Investment Bank, he co-founded Maguire & Moore Management & Research Company, Inc. and Maguire & Moore Capital Advisors. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, Columbia University.
Jason Stewart, CFA, SVP, Financial Services Analyst
Financial Services Sector
Specialty Finance & Real Estate
Jason Stewart covers Specialty Finance and Real Estate companies within the Financial Services sector. An industry expert and veteran, he has over 2 decades of experience as an asset manager overseeing portfolios of real estate, fixed income, equities and derivatives. He was the Chief Operating and Investment Officer of The Promise Homes Company, LLC a private institutional owner and operator of residential rental real estate. Prior to Promise Homes, he established the institutional equity research group of Compass Point Research and Trading, serving as Managing Director and Head of Research. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Richmond, and is a CFA Charterholder. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Washington, D.C.
Prakhar Agrawal, VP, Healthcare Analyst
Small and Mid Cap Biotech, Pharmaceuticals
Prakhar Agrawal covers biotechnology companies within the Healthcare sector. Before joining JonesTrading, he was an Associate Director at UBS, covering US large-cap pharmaceuticals and smid-cap biotech. Before UBS, he was a Senior Associate at BMO Capital Markets, covering US and EU large-cap pharmaceutical companies. Prakhar also has extensive life sciences consulting experience at IQVIA and ZS Associates where he focused on drug pricing and market access. He holds an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.
Lina Kaminski, PhD, VP, Healthcare Analyst
Small and Mid Cap Biotech, Pharmaceuticals
Lina Kaminski, PhD covers biotechnology companies within the Healthcare sector. Before joining JonesTrading, Dr. Kaminski was a Senior Research Associate at Canaccord Genuity, where she covered small- and mid-cap biotechnology companies that focused on rare diseases and gene therapy. Prior to her Wall Street career, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, researching Tuberculosis. She earned her PhD degree at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, studying glycosylation. She has published in numerous scientific journals.
Megan Woods, PhD, Healthcare Research Associate
Megan Woods, PhD joined JonesTrading in the summer of 2020 as an equity research associate and covers biotechnology companies within the Healthcare sector. Before joining JonesTrading, Dr. Woods was a Blavatnik Fellow at Yale, partnering with academic scientists to create, build, and launch life science startups. Before Yale, she was a fellow for two years at Mayo Clinic Ventures. At MCV, she worked with Senior Business Development Managers and Licensing Managers to commercialize technologies developed from Mayo Clinic physicians and clinicians. Megan holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from Hofstra School of Medicine. Her thesis research work was on the regulation of autoantibodies developed in the germinal center during Systemic Erythematosus Lupus.