General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> September 22, 2009

Large Cap Value Investing – Marian L. Kessler & Robert N. Schaeffer – Becker Capital Management, Inc.

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: Would you like to start with an overview of Becker Capital Management?

Mr. Schaeffer: In terms of background, the firm was founded in 1976 by Pat Becker, who currently serves as Becker Capital's