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Operational Leaders

Oct 7, 2020

Leslie Picker spends her days steeped in the investment management industry looking for the next big story – whether breaking news, identifying an emerging theme or landing an exclusive interview.

In this episode, Leslie talks about her career and how this rising star went from Kansas to New York City.  She discusses her passion for journalism, her transition from print media to television and digital media, and how reporting through different formats requires slightly different skill sets.  She also explains how an interesting story and quality research remain at the heart of all good journalism.  In addition, Leslie reveals a few observations about the asset management business, including the correlation between a manager’s ability to successfully engage with the press and a manager's ability to raise assets.

Leslie appears almost every day on CNBC and you can follow her on Twitter using @LesliePicker.