Marguerite “Meg” McMullen Collins serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at New England Research & Management, Inc.

An investment professional with nearly three decades of experience advising clients around the world, Meg worked previously with Liberty Financial, Scudder, Stevens, and Clark, Strong Funds, and Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette before coming to New England Research & Management, Inc.

Meg began her career at New England Research & Management, Inc. in 1990 as a securities analyst responsible for the administration of client accounts, daily trading operations, and investment research in the energy and industrial sectors. She was also responsible for the coordination and supervision of the dedicated covered call option writing program for key clients.

Meg obtained partnership in 1996, and became President and Chief Executive Officer of the firm in 2006. She is directly responsible for the portfolio management and trading of all client assets. Meg also oversees the firm’s day-to-day operations, marketing, and research efforts.

Meg is a native of New Berlin, Wisconsin, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Communications. She has been a keynote speaker at affinity groups and major corporations throughout the country and abroad, with frequent engagements at universities and professional conferences. She is a past member of the Securities Analysts Association of Boston and is a member in good standing of the Union League Club of Chicago.


Sara Freer joined New England Research & Management, Inc. in 2006, shortly after the opening of the Chicago office. Prior to joining the firm, Sara worked in both the legal and accounting fields. Sara currently holds the role of Chief Communications Officer and is very active in equity trading, operations, and compliance. Sara and Meg travel together to meet with clients and prospects, building the foundations of the strong relationships that are at the core of all that the firm does.

Sara earned her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with concentrations in Finance, General Management, and Managerial and Organizational Behavior. Sara completed B.A. degrees in Business/Economics and Spanish from Wheaton College, where she spent extensive time studying and traveling abroad.

She is a member of the Executives’ Club of Chicago and the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago and is an active supporter of microfinance in the developing world through Opportunity International. She also serves as the Vice President of Marketing for the Union League Club chapter of Toastmasters International.