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MST boosts small companies research team

Jan 18, 2021

Independent equities research shop MST Financial has bolstered its small cap research arm.

Street Talk understands the firm has added ex-Fidelity and Citi operative Anita Costa to its MST Access small companies research division, which now provides research on more than 50 small cap companies.

Costa was at Fidelity for 13 years, including 11 years as an analyst and two years as a portfolio manager, before she left in August 2019.

Prior to that, she worked as a real estate analyst at both Alliance Bernstein and Citi.
MST Access has been running since the end of 2019, with the idea that it would plug a gap in sell-side research left by the global and national stockbroking firms scaling back equities research functions.