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
TWST: Joan, what are the important themes or cross-currents that perhaps
are changing the way the securities and asset managers have been