Leslie Picker joined CNBC in February 2017 as a reporter covering hedge funds, private equity and asset management. She is based at CNBC Global Headquarters, and her reporting appears on television and CNBC's digital platforms.
Picker has interviewed some of the most prominent investors on CNBC, including Citadel's Ken Griffin, Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn, Omega Advisors' Leon Cooperman and Pershing Square's Bill Ackman.
Previously, Picker was a reporter at The New York Times where she covered deals. Her beat encompassed mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, venture capital, private equity, restructuring and shareholder activism. Prior to The New York Times, Picker was a reporter at Bloomberg News where she reported on initial public offerings. There, she also contributed to Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio. Prior to becoming a reporter, Picker was a segment producer for Bloomberg Television. She began her career as a booker at Fox Business Network.
Picker graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, earning a bachelor's degree in political science. She also earned a master's in journalism from Columbia University, graduating with honors, and an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business, with a concentration in finance.
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The CEO was referring to the tsunami of arbitration claims claiming breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and fraud in connection with several bond funds managed by UBS
CNBC's Leslie Picker breaks down the investment strategy and stocks that have helped Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Holdings post solid gains so far this year, following years of losses.
Her lawsuit says the hedge fund violated equal-pay laws, engaged in gender discrimination and retaliated by denying a promotion after she reported her superior for harassment.
CNBC's Leslie Picker talks with Lauren Bonner about her gender discrimination suit against Point72.
Shares of Procter & Gamble rise Thursday after Trian Partners' Nelson Peltz indicates his proposal for reorganizing the company is gaining traction.
Activist investor Nelson Peltz says investors should take CEO John Flannery and the rest of GE's management by what they say.
CNBC's Leslie Picker reports the latest on Appaloosa Management and Senator Investment Group's letter to Allergan urging corporate governance changes at the company.
CNBC's Leslie Picker reports on a letter from Appaloosa Management and Senator Investment Group to Allergan's board of directors urging a change in the pharmaceutical company's corporate governance.
U.S. stock futures were higher Friday morning after the Dow fell more than 250 points Thursday on reignited trade-war fears, CNBC's Leslie Picker reports.
Organizations want to identify possible issues in their ranks and among potential hires, rivals and acquisition targets.