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Darby Nielson
Managing Director of Research at Fidelity Investments


Darby Nielson is a managing director of research in the Equity Division at Fidelity Investments. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing, and other financial products and services to more than 26 million individuals, institutions and financial intermediaries.

In this role, Mr. Nielson leads a team of analysts conducting quantitative research in alpha generation and portfolio construction for Fidelity’s Equity and High Income funds, along with a team of analysts providing technical research recommendations to the division’s portfolio managers.

Prior to assuming his current role in early 2011, Mr. Nielson worked as a quantitative analyst.

Before joining Fidelity in 2007, Mr. Nielson was an analyst for Putnam Investments from 2002 to 2006. He was also an infantry officer in the U.S. Army for five years prior to attending business school. He has been in the financial industry since 2002.

Mr. Nielson earned his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and his master of business administration degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He is also a CFA® charterholder.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Integrating Quantitative Research in the Fundamental Investment Process - and Augmenting it with AI