John Dowd is a portfolio manager at Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMR Co.), the investment advisor for Fidelity's family of mutual funds. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing, and other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals, institutions, and financial intermediaries.
In this role, Mr. Dowd is responsible for managing 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.
Before joining Fidelity as an equity research analyst in 2005, he served as a senior research analyst covering oil service companies at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Previously, he followed energy companies and developed risk management tools for Lawhill Capital Partners, LLC, an energy-focused investment management firm that he co-founded. Prior to that, Mr. Dowd worked as a junior analyst, and then as an analyst, at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., following oil refinery, oil service, and integrated oil companies. He has been in the investments industry since joining Value Line as an equity analyst in 1990.
Mr. Dowd earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He has also 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.