Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> July 5, 1999

Outlook For Media Stocks : Neil Blackley – Merrill Lynch

NEIL BLACKLEY, First Vice President, joined Merrill Lynch from Goldman Sachs where he covered U.K and European media sectors. His team is ranked number one in both pan European and U.K coverage in the 1999 Institutional Investor and number one in the Reuters European Media coverage 2000. Mr Blackley led the flotation of BSkyB in 1994 and the secondary offering of Pearson in 1995. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was the number one ranked Media Analyst in 1991, 1992, and 1993 while at James Chapel, where he worked for 10 years. Before that he worked in fund management, shipping and civil engineering. Mr Blackley holds an MBA from the London Business School and B.Sc. (Eng) from the Imperial College of Science and Technology. Profile
TWST: What are the three most significant factors or issues to consider

in the media sector at the moment?

Mr. Blackley: There is the introduction of digital services as far as

the broadcast