Neal Dihora, CFA, is a senior equity analyst for Morningstar, covering aerospace and defense companies. He joined Morningstar in 2010.
Dihora was co-portfolio manager of the Ultra Growth Fund for Wasatch Advisors from 2006 to 2008 and was a senior equities analyst at the firm from 2002 to 2003. He was a research analyst for Nicholas Company, Inc from 2003 to 2006, where he conducted research on small- and mid-cap medical technology and specialty and generic pharmaceutical companies. Before he entered the investment industry, he was an associate actuary for Milliman, Inc.
Dihora holds a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science and economics and a master’s degree in finance, investment, and banking from the University of Wisconsin. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.