Natural Resources >> Analyst Interviews >> August 9, 2004


RANDY COUSINS covers the Canadian industrial sector with a specialization in the steel industry. He has been quoted in a number of steel industry journals and has written for American Metal Markets on the state of the Canadian steel industry. He has appeared as an expert witness before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal on the impact of steel imports on the domestic industry. In the 2004 Brendan Wood International survey of institutional investors in Canada, Mr. Cousins was ranked first in industrial products. He has been the number one ranked analyst in industrial products five of the last six years. In addition to Canadian industrials, he also covers the transportation stocks. In 2004, Mr. Cousins was again named the number one transportation/environmental analyst for the third year in a row, according to the Brendan Wood International survey. He has been in the investment business since 1980. He has been a Research Analyst since 1989 and has been with BMO Nesbitt Burns since 1997. Prior to entering the brokerage business, he was a Vice President and Portfolio Manager with the investment counseling firm Beutel Goodman & Co. Mr. Cousins holds a degree in Economics and Commerce from the University of Toronto (1980). He is a member and former Director of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts. Profile
TWST: Can you start with an overview of your coverage?

Mr. Cousins: Broadly speaking, I cover industrial products stocks in

Canada, including steel, building materials and transportation. If