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Christof Fischer joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in April 2017, was appointed Head of Consumer Research, and became a Partner in the firm in 2022. From 2012 to 2017, Christof worked as a sell-side equity analyst in New York and Zurich for Longbow Research, Piper Jaffray, and Bank am Bellevue. During his time on the sell side, he covered US and Swiss listed companies in the consumer sector.
Christof holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Scott McConnell joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in May 2021. Prior to that, he worked in equity research at UBS and D.A. Davidson covering US consumer discretionary and internet/consumer technology. He previously worked in manager research, covering domestic equities at Pacific Portfolio.
Scott holds a BS in Finance from Azusa Pacific University in California. He is also a CFA® charterholder.
Ruth Chen joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in August 2021. Previously, Ruth was a management consultant at Qral Group and ZS Associates, both in San Francisco, focusing on health care companies. Ruth has worked in a variety of strategic and operational roles, and gained investing experience through her studies at Columbia Business School as a member of the Value Investing Program.
Ruth holds a BA in Biological Sciences from Northwestern University in Chicago and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Sean C. Tillman joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in July 2022. Previous positions have included work in credit analytics at S&P Global, and equity research at Bank of America; Keefe, Bruyette, and Woods (KBW); and Stifel Nicolaus covering financial services companies. He received his BA with honors from Ursinus College and his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar. Sean is also a CFA® charterholder.
Adam Stryer joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in June 2022. Previously, Adam worked in Equity Research at Berenberg Capital Markets covering Small and Mid Cap Automotive and Industrial Technology companies. He also completed internships with RBC and Fred Alger Management and managed a fund throughout college.
Adam holds a BA in Economics and Statistics from Northwestern University and various securities licenses from FINRA.