Top investor Malik on how she's beating the market

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Despite a lackluster performance for the overall stock market in the past six months, a number of fund managers in CNBC Pro's Platinum Portfolio are seeing their picks soar.

So how are they doing it?

We now highlight comments from Saira Malik, head of global equity portfolio management at TIAA Global Asset Management. Year to date, her model portfolio is up 7 percent compared with an that is little changed.