Capitol Analysts Network

In a time of government expansion, Washington politics is playing a larger role in the financial markets than ever before. Accordingly, investors have become much more exposed to political risk. Capitol Analysts Network has spent over two decades analyzing and mitigating these risks for professional investors.  

Stuart J. Sweet 


Stuart Sweet developed his perspectives on political risk from his experiences as a Congressional Legislative Assistant and Legislative Director, an Administration appointee, and as a registered lobbyist.


During his service on Capitol Hill, Stuart Sweet worked as a senior legislative assistant to Representatives Dan Quayle and David Stockman, and Senators Richard Schweiker, John Heinz, and Paula Hawkins. He served in the Reagan Administration and was Vice President in the prominent lobbying firm of Black, Manafort, Stone & Kelly.


Sweet has appeared before the Senate Finance Committee as an expert witness on Social Security, and testified before the Ways and Means Committee.  He has made numerous appearances on CNBC, PBS and the BBC, and authored guest editorials for the Wall Street Journal and Investors Business Daily.  He founded Capitol Analysts Network in 1993. 


Sweet served as a senior adviser to the '96 Republican Convention Manager, an aide to the '96 Republican Platform Committee. Sweet received both a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Evelyn Kendall, CFA

Director of Research

Evelyn Kendall brings to bear more than twenty years of financial expertise as an analyst and fund manager to translate threats and opportunities from regulatory and legislative change into specific industry and company investment recommendations. 


She has previously worked in New York, Tokyo, and Singapore for Bankers Trust, Vickers Da Costa, Scudder, Stevens and Clark, and Commerzbank.   Evelyn holds a B.A. from University of Chicago, and a M.B.A from INSEAD.