Financial Services >> Sector Roundtables >> November 2, 1998

Roundtable Forum: Securities & Asset Management

STEVEN EISMAN is a Managing Director of CIBC Oppenheimer. Previously, he was associated with Strook & Strook & Lavan, a law firm. Mr. Eisman received his Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. Profile
JOAN SOLOTAR is Managing Director at Credit Suisse First Boston Corp. She is currently a member of the Financial Services Research Team at CSFB, following the merger with DLJ. In 1989, she joined DLJ where she worked for 11 years. Prior to joining DLJ, Ms. Solotar was with The First Boston Corporation. She has more than a decade of experience covering brokerage, market structure and asset management companies. Ms. Solotar is currently Chairperson of the Research Analysis and Financial Services Planning Committee 2001 of the Securities Industry Association. She has been a member of Institutional Investor's 'All-America Research Team' for the past seven consecutive years: 1995-2001. In the latest poll, Ms. Solotar was a runner-up in the 'Brokers and Asset Managers' category. Ms. Solotar ranked number three in the most recent Reuters Large Cap Company Survey published March 2001 and was the number three ranked Equity Analyst in Greenwich Research's 2000 survey. Ms. Solotar has also been a top-ranked analyst in The Wall Street Journal's annual stock picking survey several times. Profile
DEAN P. EBERLING is a Senior Vice President at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Mr. Eberling was previously affiliated with Putnam Lovell, de Guardiola & Thornton, Inc. He received his MA degree in Business Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University, his MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University, and did post-graduate work in economics at New York University. Profile
TWST: Steve, could what we are seeing today be construed as the mirror

image of the excellent operating environment that the securities and

asset management industries enjoyed in 1997 and through