Natural Resources >> Analyst Interviews >> June 14, 2010

A Spotlight On Emerging Markets In Specialty Chemicals – Steven Schwartz – First Analysis Securities Corp.

Steven Schwartz specializes in research and investment in selected areas of the clean tech/infrastructure sector for First Analysis Securities Corp. He provides research coverage of leading private and publicly traded companies in his sectors. His work has been cited for excellence in The Wall Street Journal's "Best on the Street" survey. Prior to joining First Analysis in 2007, Mr. Schwartz was an Associate Analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets, where he covered the specialty chemicals sector. He also has experience in process engineering and business development in the chemical industry, having worked for Equistar Chemical Co., Nalco Co. and USFilter. Mr. Schwartz earned an MBA from Loyola University Chicago and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a CFA charterholder. Profile
TWST: Where do you focus your attention in the specialty chemical space these days?

Mr. Schwartz: Out of the about 20 specialty chemicals companies we cover at First Analysis, I cover stocks in