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  • Recognizing excellence and celebrating long-term contributions to the North American energy infrastructure sector.

    Ammys Hall of Fame 2020 Inductee

    Michael J. Blum is a Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst at Wells Fargo Securities covering the Midstream Energy Master Limited Partnership (MLP) and Natural Gas sectors since 2003. Michael and the Wells Fargo MLP and Natural Gas teams were ranked No. 1 in the 2019 Institutional Investor Equity Research All America survey. Michael has been ranked the No. 1 analyst for the MLP sector five years in a row (2015-19) in the Equity Research All-America analyst survey conducted by Institutional Investor (II) magazine; he ranked No. 3 in 2014 and 2013, runner-up in 2012, and No. 3 in 2009. Michael was also runner-up for the natural gas sector in the II poll in 2018. Michael has won the Ammy for five consecutive years for best macro research in the sector. He has been recognized twice by The Wall Street Journal as a Best On The Street winner, ranking in two categories in 2010: No. 3 for the oil and gas producers sector and No. 5 for oil equipment, services, and distribution. Michael graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English literature and a minor in economics.