John Dowd is a research analyst for Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMRCo.), the investment advisor for Fidelity’s family of mutual funds. Mr. Dowd is responsible for covering integrated oil stocks, and currently manages Select Energy Portfolio, Select Natural Resources Portfolio, Fidelity Advisor Energy Fund, and VIP Energy Portfolio. He also co-manages Fidelity Series Broad Market Opportunities Fund, Fidelity Stock Selector All Cap Fund, and Fidelity Advisor Stock Selector All Cap Fund.
Mr. Dowd joined Fidelity in November 2005, as an equity research analyst following energy service companies. He managed Select Energy Service Portfolio from December 2005 until June 2010. In May 2006, he began managing Select Natural Resources Portfolio, Fidelity Advisor Energy Fund, and VIP Energy Portfolio. In July 2006, Mr. Dowd assumed responsibility for Select Energy Portfolio, eventually taking on the additional roles of co-manager for Fidelity Series Broad Market Opportunities Fund and Fidelity Advisor Stock Selector All Cap Fund in November 2009 and July 2010 respectively.
Prior to joining Fidelity, Mr. Dowd served as a senior research analyst covering oil service companies at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. from 2000 to 2005. He also served as a junior analyst from 1993 to 1996, and as an analyst from 1996 to 1997 at the same firm, following oil refinery, oil service, and integrated oil companies. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Dowd followed energy companies and developed risk management tools for Lawhill Capital Partners, LLC, an energy-focused investment management firm that he co-founded. He began his investment career in 1990 as an equity analyst with Value Line.
Born in 1968, Mr. Dowd received a BS in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1990. Institutional Investor ranked Mr. Dowd one of the top oil service analysts on the sell side in 2005. In addition, he has served as an expert witness on energy and has testified before Congress, the House Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Non-Proliferation, and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.