Daniel Whalen, Analyst, covers the metals and specialty materials industry for Topeka Capital Markets. He previously covered the group at both Auriga USA LLC and Capstone Investments. He was named Best on the Street in his industry in the 2012’s The Wall Street Journal survey. Prior, Mr. Whalen worked at both Dahlman Rose & Co. and Bear Stearns as a member of a leading metals and mining team. The team was consistently ranked in the top three by Institutional Investor and ranked number one in 2007. Before transitioning to the sell side, Mr. Whalen spent eight years on the buy side, the bulk of which was at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, currently BlackRock, Inc. He holds a B.A. from Bucknell University with a major in economics and a minor in biology. He is a member of the CFA Institute and New York Society of Security Analysts.