Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> July 9, 2001

Leisure Industry Overview: Hayley Kissel – Merrill Lynch Global Securities

HAYLEY W. KISSEL is the Director of Merrill Lynch's Global Securities Research and Economics Division, a position she obtained in June 1996. At Merrill, she is responsible for providing investment research on the leisure products and toy industries. Prior to joining Merrill, Ms. Kissel covered emerging growth stocks, particularly small capitalization leisure and specialty retailing companies as an Analyst at Smith Barney. Her career began as a Junior Analyst in semiconductors in 1991 after she received an MBA at Columbia Business School. Ms. Kissel is also a former world-class competitive skier. Among her many honors, Ms. Kissel was the World Mogul Champion in 1983, National Mogul Champion in 1987, a member of the U.S. Freestyle. Profile
TWST: Would you start with a brief profile of the area that you cover

for Merrill Lynch?

Ms. Kissel: I cover the leisure industry, which encompasses a rather

diverse group of companies, from