Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> October 31, 2011

Luxury & Higher-ticket Retail Performance & Outlook – Daniel Hofkin – William Blair & Company, L.l.c.

Hofkin, Daniel
 Daniel Hofkin joined William Blair & Company, L.L.C., in 2005 and specializes in hardlines and specialty retail. Previously, he worked at RBC Dain Rauscher Inc. covering consumer and business services companies. Mr. Hofkin was recognized in the Financial Times/StarMine World's Top Analysts listing as the number one stock picker in specialty retail for 2011. He earned a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University and an MBA in accounting and finance from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, graduating with high honors. Profile
TWST: Please begin with an overview of your coverage areas that relate to luxury goods and discretionary consumer spending.

Mr. Hofkin: Sure. So I cover hardlines retailers and some of the beauty and