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Roundtable Forum: Brokers & Asset Managers

MARK L. CONSTANT is Senior Vice President and Senior Equity Research Analyst of brokers and asset managers at Lehman Brothers. He is a member of the Institutional Investor magazine 'All-America' Equity Research Team, garnering the highest attribute scores for stock selection and accessibility/responsiveness among ranked analysts in the brokers and asset managers category, in the most recent poll. He has also ranked four times among the 'Best on the Street' in The Wall Street Journal's annual Analysts Survey. In last year's contest, he placed number one in both stock picking and earnings forecasting, among all of the qualifying analysts in the securities brokerage sector. He has been a featured guest on several CNBC and CNN television shows, Bloomberg TV and Radio, etc., and is frequently cited in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Forbes, Institutional Investor, Business Week and The Wall Street Transcript, etc. He is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research, as well as the Security Analysts of San Francisco. He came to Lehman Brothers in 1999 after spending eight years at Merrill Lynch.. He received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Stanford University, where he is now a regular guest speaker at the Graduate School of Business. Profile
JEFFERY HARTE is an Associate Director-Equity Research with Sandler O'Neill & Partners, LP. His research coverage includes broker-dealer and asset management companies. Mr. Harte joined Sandler during 2002 from ABN AMRO, where he was a Vice President providing equity research coverage of the same industry sectors. Prior to joining ABN AMRO, Mr. Harte was a research analyst at PaineWebber. Mr. Harte holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from DePaul University. Profile
DANIEL GOLDBERG is an Associate Director at Bear, Stearns & Co. covering the brokers, asset managers and financial technology industries. He joined Bear Stearns in January 2000 after six years at Ernst &Young LLP, where he was an Audit Manager in the Financial Services Group. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management where he earned a Bachelor of Accountancy. Profile
TWST: Mark, could we start out with your view on where the

brokerage industry stands at this point with regard to getting

out from under the settlement issues?

Mr. Constant: The settlement