General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> April 22, 2015

Building a Diverse Portfolio with a Hands-On, Bottom-Up Approach

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: Could you describe your firm and the fund, and your roles in both of those?

Ms. Kessler: Becker Capital is a single-office, employee-owned firm in Portland, Oregon. We manage