With the exposure, though, has come a legion of followers, many commenting on her looks, rather than her expertise in the money markets.
"My looks aren't going to help me explain mortgage-backed securities," she says. "In the realm of things that are unexpected, I never expected to be perceived that way. I was a tomboy growing up. Quite frankly, I don't know what to do with it. I don't walk into a room and think people are checking me out."