Ronald Silvestri, Managing Director, joined the firm in 2005. Ron is a Senior Utilities, Pipeline and Renewable Energy Analyst in Neuberger Berman’s Global Equity Research Department. In his role as Senior Analyst, Ron is responsible for analyzing utility, pipeline and renewable energy-related sectors and recommending equity ideas for Neuberger Berman's clients. Ron is a co-portfolio manager of the Neuberger Berman Carbon Transition & Infrastructure active ETF. Ron is also a co-portfolio manager of the Neuberger Berman Energy Portfolio, which comprises the energy team's best ideas. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman, Ron was a senior vice president and senior portfolio manager of globally invested utility funds for Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Portfolios managed invested in electric and gas utilities, renewable energy, pipelines and telecommunications services and equipment securities. Ron also assisted in the management of the telecom component of an info-tech portfolio. Ron earned a BA in Economics from Montclair State University and is a long-standing member of the Wall Street Utility Splinter group.