General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> December 16, 2002

Lisa Rapuano – Legg Mason Funds Management Inc

LISA O'DELL RAPUANO is Director of Research for Legg Mason Funds Management, Inc. She manages the Special Investment Trust Mutual Fund and co-manages Legg Mason Mid-Cap separately managed accounts with Kyle Prechtl Legg. Ms. Rapuano co-managed the Special Investment Trust with Bill Miller for two years prior to her January 2001 appointment as sole manager. Ms. Rapuano joined the firm as a Research Analyst in 1994 and was named Assistant Portfolio Manager for the Special Investment Trust in 1997. Prior to joining Legg Mason, she was an Analyst with Franklin Street Partners in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and was associated with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in New York. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Security Analysts Society. Ms. Rapuano earned a BA in American Studies from Yale University and received the CFA designation in 1995. Profile
TWST: Tell us about the Legg Mason Special Investment Trust and its

investment philosophy.

Ms. Rapuano: Special Investment Trust invests in small and mid-cap

companies by charter. We