Ekaterina Advena
Research Analyst

Research Experience Start Date: 2009

KAR Start Date: 2015

Sector Coverage: International and emerging markets small cap portfolios

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

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

What Do You Enjoy Most About Your Job:
I love investing and really enjoy learning about various business models as I try to figure out what allows companies to succeed or, on the contrary, lose their competitive position and even fail. It’s exciting, intellectually rewarding and humbling – sometimes 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, I highly value that KAR’s investment philosophy aligns with my own. This alignment makes searching and recommending new ideas easy and natural as I’m choosing the same companies I would for my own portfolio.

What Are You Involved in Outside of Work:
I love to travel with my family and learn about new countries, cultures and history.