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Agricultural Chemical Stocks Positively Correlated to Corn Prices

Chris Kapsch, Analyst, covers the advanced materials, specialty chemicals and industrial growth sectors for Topeka Capital Markets. Mr. Kapsch has over 17 years of institutional investment research experience, including roles on the buy and sell side. Most recently, Mr. Kapsch worked for BNP Paribas on a proprietary industrials and materials fund. Prior to BNP Paribas, he was a Senior Analyst for Black Diamond Research, aka BDR Research Group, a firm that he cofounded. Mr. Kapsch also served as a Senior Analyst for Merrill Lynch, working on a proprietary multistrategy fund, and covered the specialty chemicals sector as an Analyst with New Vernon Associates and Prudential Securities. Prior to his investment research career, Mr. Kapsch spent five years in the industry at a chemicals division within GE. Mr. Kapsch earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University, and an MBA in finance and international business from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Profile
TWST: Can you begin with a brief introduction to your coverage, including some of the specific names you follow?

Mr. Kapsch: I'm currently an equity analyst covering specialty