Alice Avanian

Alice Avanian is Managing Director, Associate Director of Research at Leerink Partners, a Boston-based investment bank specializing in health care. Ms. Avanian has research product responsibilities as a member of the Investment Policy Committee and is responsible for day-to-day management of the department. Previously, she spent 15 years at Cowen & Co., with the last nine years in equity research management. Before that, she spent 10 years at L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin in New York.

Ms. Avanian has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Security Analysts Society since 2004. She was Chair of the Board in 2014-2015 when she began the BSAS Financial Literacy initiative. Also during her tenure, she has served as VP of Education, Treasurer, and on the Nominating and Governance committees. For CFA Institute’s Global Research Challenge, she has been judge, lead grader and in 2007, mentor for the winning team globally.

Ms. Avanian is also on the Executive Committee of the Boston Economic Club. Her non-profit activities include the Finance Committee of NAASR, located in Belmont, MA.

Ms. Avanian has her BS in Management (summa cum laude) and an MBA in Finance (with distinction) from NYU's Stern School of Business. Her MBA thesis, A Study of the Relationship between Earnings Growth Rates and P/E Ratios, was published in Pensions & Investment Age.

"A Roadmap for Investing in Healthcare" presented on March 9, 2016

Healthcare is a unique sector of our economy in many ways. Due to its complexity, both top-down and bottoms-up analysis are critical. What are the key secular trends driving its growth rate above GDP? Where are the opportunities to “bend the curve” of this growth, both in policy and regulation. At the same time, innovation is frequently expensive but saves lives. What are the most exciting new innovations ahead? We will also look at key drivers of the sub-sectors in this very heterogeneous industry. 

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