General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> May 31, 2010

Bottom-up, Fundamental, Research-based Value Investing – Marian L. Kessler & Mike Mcgarr – Becker Capital Management

Kessler, Marian L.
Marian L. Kessler is Portfolio Manager and Analyst at Becker Capital Management, Inc. Ms. Kessler joined the firm in 2004, bringing more than 20 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the adviser, Ms. Kessler was a senior analyst and portfolio manager at IDS/American Express, Safeco Asset Management and Crabbe Huson. Ms. Kessler graduated from Carleton College with a B.A. in English literature. She received her MBA in finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.     Profile
TWST: Please begin with an overview of your company and its value philosophy.

Ms. Kessler: Becker Capital Management was founded in 1976. We are an independent, employee-owned firm, managing