Frederick A. Wise

FREDERICK A. WISE, CFA, is a Managing Director at Bear, Stearns &
Co., covering the medical supplies and devices industry. Mr. Wise
is a six-year member of the Institutional Investor All America
Research Team. In 1999 he was ranked number two and in 2000 he
was ranked number three. He was named to the 2000 Wall Street
Journal All-Star Analysts Survey for earnings forecasting. He was
also ranked number four by The Reuters Survey 2000. Mr. Wise has
a unique valuation approach, and has accurately anticipated the
underperformance of stocks, as well as the performance of the
industry in recent years. Prior to joining Bear Stearns, he was
an Analyst at Kidder Peabody & Co. and Forbes, Inc. Mr. Wise
received an MA and a BA from the Manhattan School of Music.