Tony Costello is Bloomberg Government’s Director of Government Affairs Research. He leads a team of analysts covering the influencing business. More specifically, for example, Tony’s team analyzes lobbying issues–uncovering issue trends, identifying business development opportunities and evaluating lobbyists’ performance. Costello spent four years as a buy-side investment analyst covering energy at Osprey Partners and Mooring Financial, where he evaluated energy-related securities and made recommendations to portfolio managers. His undergraduate degree is in finance from George Washington University and he holds an MBA from The Darden School at the University of Virginia. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.