Nicola Stafford and Ben Shuleva

Nicola Stafford biography

Nicola Stafford is a portfolio manager in the Equity division at Fidelity Investments. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing, and other financial products and services to institutions, financial intermediaries, and individuals.

In this role, Ms. Stafford co-manages the Fidelity Mid-Cap Stock Fund and manages the consumer discretionary sleeves of Fidelity and Fidelity Advisor Balanced Funds, Fidelity VIP Balanced Fund, Fidelity Series All-Sector Equity Fund. Additionally, she co-manages Fidelity and Fidelity Advisor Stock Selector All Cap Fund, Fidelity Select Consumer Staples Portfolio, Fidelity Advisor Consumer Staples Fund, Fidelity VIP Consumer Staples Portfolio, and Fidelity Consumer Staples Central Fund.

Prior to assuming her current responsibilities Ms. Stafford managed the consumer staples sleeves of Fidelity and Fidelity Advisor Balanced Funds, Fidelity VIP Balanced Fund, Fidelity Series All-Sector Equity Fund and co-managed Fidelity Select Retailing Portfolio. She also served as a research analyst for FMR Co. and Fidelity International Limited (FIL) in London, covering U.S. consumer durable retail and European consumer staples stocks, respectively. While in London, she also managed a global consumer industries fund and co-managed a global diversified fund. Prior to relocating to London, she managed Fidelity Select IT Services Portfolio and followed IT services and U.S. consumer discretionary companies. She has been in the financial industry since joining Fidelity in 2001.

Ms. Stafford earned her bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Benjamin Shuleva biography

Benjamin Shuleva is a portfolio manager and research analyst in the Equity division at Fidelity Investments. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing, and other financial products and services to institutions, financial intermediaries, and individuals.

In this role, Mr. Shuleva manages the Fidelity Select Natural Gas Portfolio, and as of 12/31/19, co-manages the Fidelity and Fidelity Advisor Stock Selector All Cap Fund, Fidelity Select Consumer Staples Portfolio, Fidelity Advisor Consumer Staples Fund, Fidelity VIP Consumer Staples Portfolio, and Fidelity Consumer Staples Central Fund. Additionally, he is a research analyst responsible for researching energy companies for Fidelity's diversified and energy-specific funds.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Shuleva was an equity research associate from 2008 to 2011 where he began his career researching stocks. He has been in the financial industry since joining Fidelity in 2008.

Mr. Shuleva earned his bachelor degree in finance from Southern Methodist University. He is also a CFA® charterholder.