Richard Malnight is a portfolio manager and research analyst 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. Malnight is responsible for managing Fidelity Select Chemicals Portfolio, Fidelity Select Materials Portfolio, Fidelity Advisor Materials Fund, Fidelity VIP Materials Portfolio, Fidelity Materials Central Fund, and the Materials sleeve of the Balanced Funds, Series All Sector Equity and VIP Contrafund. Mr. Malnight also is responsible for covering the chemicals industry for the Equity group.
Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Mr. Malnight was a research analyst in the High Income group at FMR Co., covering the chemicals, refining, steel and mining industries.
Before joining Fidelity in 2007, Mr. Malnight was a research analyst at W.R. Huff Asset Management, where he covered the chemicals and paper industries. Additionally, Mr. Malnight held various roles with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., primarily managing business units in the U.S. and Asia supplying industrial gases to customers in the chemical, refining, steel, and electronics industries. He has been in the financial industry since 2001.
Mr. Malnight earned his bachelor of science in engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his master of business administration degree in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a CFA charterholder.