Lauren Lieberman

In second place for a second year running is Lauren Lieberman. “The hardest-working analyst in the space and the most responsive,” is how one buy-side backer describes the Barclays Capital researcher.
Investors use words such as “approachable,” “responsive,” and “proactive” to describe Ali Dibadj of Sanford C. Bernstein, who vaults to first place after having debuted last year at No. 3.
Rising from second to take top honors for the first time, Lauren Lieberman of Lehman Brothers “is a bulldog asking tough questions of management teams,” marvels one money manager.