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In this presentation, Nicholas Colas, co-founder of Datatrek Research, discusses market tailwinds and headwinds, long-term disruptors and trends in venture capital investing, using data as a source of competitive advantage, and more.

This is the archived version of a live broadcast that took place at the 2018 Financial Analysts Seminar.

About the Speaker(s)

Nick Colas
Nicholas J. Colas

Nicholas J. Colas is co-founder of Datatrek Research. He has more than 30 years of experience on Wall Street in equity research, money management, and investment banking. Previously, Mr. Colas was director of research and chief market strategist for Rochdale Securities and Convergex Group, where he authored the firm’s Morning Markets Briefing. He has also served as an analyst and portfolio manager at SAC Capital. In addition, Mr. Colas was the senior equity auto analyst at First Boston. In this role, he advised clients on investments in the sector and was active in a range of equity offerings and merger and acquisition assignments—including several equity underwritings for Chrysler, as well as its eventual sale to Daimler Benz, along with IPOs in the auto parts, rental car, and Chinese auto industry sectors. Mr. Colas is regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg Television, and Bloomberg Radio. He received an undergraduate degree from Haverford College, majoring in Near Eastern archaeology, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.