I've never spent an hour looking for a photo but now I have. And still didn't find. But I figure 10 random ones do justice.
Congrats to James F. Connolly for his most recent achievement, just a drop in the pool, of achieving his Series 65 designation and registration. James is one of the most loyal friends I've ever had and I'm sure I'm not alone in that sentiment. James shows a mastery that took him very little time to get to, something 1 in a very few type of people could have done so quickly. Furthermore, I've never met someone so willing to learn so much so ambitiously when in such a context he was 7 years behind the curve of the youth privelaged and early birds. 6 years ago to now I believe he is more (or equal to, no offenses be taken out there) knowledgeable than most any of my peers, beyond any undergraduate at any of the institutions both in Boston and Cambridge, analysts at some of the biggest bulge bracket selective banks, etc. Fidelity has a prestigious history that I see no coincedence as to he belonging to the ranks who were responsible for the largest performing adjusted returns in history, for a qualified institution, where the Magellan Fund at its helm one of the greatest minds in analysis and philosophy of finance and behavior, Peter Lynch, would call no place but else home. I believe one trait that should be taken note of and with incredible sincerity is his communication skills. No one can communicate better very complex topics to an average person than James, albeit some 50 year old out there who's a master of analogies. James will leave a mark and in knowing him, I can assure you it will be for a better world, a kinder system in social spheres, and more access for the underprivileged to compete and fight in this, well, I'll say a bit bellicose, of a capital market those of us fighting in it have fallen in love with. °Cut throat in truth it to be, James knows how to leave it on the field and check the ego at the door°. •That's something he may be the only other person I know personally who can do that, and you can't learn it.• Proud is the word, to call James one of my best friends.