Ekaterina Advena
Research Analyst

Research Experience Start Date: 2009

KAR Start Date: 2015

Sector Coverage: International and emerging markets small cap portfolios

Education: M.B.A., Amos Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, Bachelor and Master of Macro Economics – Institute of World Economy and Informatization, Moscow, Russia (graduated summa cum laude)

Prior Work Experience:
Research Analyst – Mission Value Partners
Equity Research Analyst – Bloomberg

What Do You Enjoy Most About Your Job:
Ekaterina loves investing and studying various business models. She tries to uncover why some companies succeed and others fail, what triggers that loss of a competitive position, and what the warning signs are. It’s exciting, intellectually rewarding and humbling, often all at the same time!

What Do You Enjoy Most About Working at KAR:

KAR is unique because of the people. Everyone is a true professional, passionate about what they do and will go out of their way to help one another. It creates an incredible environment.

From a professional standpoint, Ekaterina highly values that KAR’s investment philosophy aligns with her own. This alignment makes searching and recommending new ideas easy and natural as she’s choosing the same companies she would for my own portfolio.

What Are You Involved in Outside of Work:
Outside work, Ekaterina enjoys spending time with my family. She has two kids. It’s incredible for her to see them go through very different stages of development. With one they might be learning about colors and shapes, and with the other, discussing a possibility of eternal life by means of downloading a mind into a computer. Never a lull moment!