Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> June 14, 2010

Secular Trends & Dynamics In Agribusiness – Diane Geissler – Clsa

Diane Geissler is a Managing Director in the U.S. equities group of CLSA; she has over 10 years of experience following packaged food and commodity-related stocks. Ms. Geissler was ranked number one in The Wall Street Journal's 2009 and 2008 "Best on the Street" analyst survey, and was number two in the 2008 Financial Times' "World's Top Analysts" survey for stock picking and accuracy in earnings estimates. Prior to joining CLSA in 2009, Ms. Geissler was an Analyst at Merrill Lynch, where she joined the food team in 1999, covering both packaged food and agribusiness stocks until her promotion to Senior Analyst in July 2006. She is a CFA charterholder and holds an MBA in finance from New York University's Stern School of Business. She earned a B.A. in art history from the University of Wisconsin. Profile
TWST: Would you please begin with a snapshot of your coverage universe?

Ms. Geissler: I cover both agribusiness and packaged foods. They all have different dynamics. On the packaged food side, the