Ryan Comfort is responsible for leading the research effort for the U.S. consumer sector. In this capacity, he conducts top-down and bottom-up fundamental analysis on the sector, makes portfolio recommendations to the co-portfolio managers, and mentors and trains research analysts and associates. He joined the firm in 2015. His investment industry experience of 15 years includes tenure at Northern Trust Investments. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a B.B.A. in Finance and has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Economics.