Natural Resources >> Analyst Interviews >> June 26, 2012

Modest Growth for Specialty Chemicals Levered to Domestic Housing

Marcuse, Ivan
Ivan Marcuse is a Vice President and Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. His research coverage is focused on the specialty chemicals sector. Mr. Marcuse rejoined KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. in August 2011, after a stint working as the Senior Analyst covering the building products sector for Northcoast Research Holdings, LLC. His previous experience at KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. includes work as a Research Associate covering specialty chemicals and as a Listed Options Trader. Previous experience includes positions at McDonald Financial Group and Prudential Financial, as well as teaching English to elementary and junior high school students in Japan. Mr. Marcuse earned a bachelor’s from Bowling Green State University, as well as a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland. In addition, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of the CFA Society of Cleveland. He also holds the Series 7, 66, 86 and 87 industry licenses. In Institutional Investor's 2012 All-America Research Team edition, Mr. Marcuse was recognized as a Rising Star in the chemicals sector. Profile
TWST: Where are you focusing your attention on the specialty chemicals space these days?

Mr. Marcuse: Right now, I feel the paint and coatings is an interesting space, for its defensive