Allan Nichols is a senior stock analyst for Morningstar, covering international telecommunication companies and overseeing the domestic and international telecom services team. He is also an international equities strategist and editor of Morningstar InternationalInvestor. Before joining Morningstar in 2004, Mr. Nichols spent nine years covering domestic and international stocks for Kirr, Marbach & Co., including five years of managing international stocks for the firm. Prior to that, he spent one year as a securities research assistant for the Indiana University Foundation. Mr. Nichols holds a Bachelor's degree in finance, with an emphasis in investments, from the University of Utah and a Master's degree in business administration from Indiana University with a major in finance and a minor in economics.