Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> October 8, 2001

Cosmetics, Personal Care & Household Products: William Steele – Banc Of America Securities Llc

LINDA BOLTON WEISER is a Vice President of Equity Research at Oppenheimer & Co., covering the household products and personal care/cosmetics sector. Prior to joining Oppenheimer, she covered the housewares, pollution control and specialty chemical industries as an Equity Research Analyst at Alliance Capital Management. She was also the Portfolio Manager of Alliance's Global Environment Fund. Ms. Bolton Weiser was ranked second in The Wall Street Journal 'Best on the Street' survey for 2002 stock selection in her sector, and was named 'Best Up- and-Coming Analyst' in household products and personal care in the 2003 Institutional Investor survey. She holds a BA in Biochemistry from Wellesley College and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Profile
TWST: Linda, let's begin with the approach that you take to investing in

cosmetics, personal care and household products companies. Tell us about

the companies you follow most closely.