Asitha is a senior research analyst for the Global Infrastructure Team, providing equities coverage in the areas of non-U.S. electric utilities, integrated utilities, and renewable energy. From 2004 through 2010, Asitha also covered the multi-family/student housing and retail sectors for the firm’s Real Estate Securities Team.
Asitha began working in the financial industry in 2002.Before joining the firm in 2004, he was the lead analyst covering REITs for Piper Jaffray Fixed Income Research. Prior to that, he was a business analyst at American Express Financial Advisors (now Columbia Management) in its Fixed Income Asset Management division.
Asitha received a B.S. in physics and economics from the University of the South in Tennessee. He has served as an adjunct professor of economics at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Asitha holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Minnesota.
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