General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> December 19, 2011

A Fundamental, Bottom-up Large-cap Investing Strategy – Edward O’connor – Cooke & Bieler

Edward O'Connor, CFA, is a Partner and Analyst/Portfolio Manager at Cooke & Bieler. He graduated cum laude in economics and philosophy from Colgate University. He served as a U.S. diplomat in Cuba and Guatemala prior to receiving his MBA with concentrations in finance and international business in 1999 from the University of Chicago. Mr. O'Connor then joined Cambiar Investors in Denver, Colo., where he worked as an Equity Analyst and Portfolio Manager, and participated in Cambiar's 2001 management buyout. He joined Cooke & Bieler in 2002. Profile
TWST: Please start with a brief history and overview of the firm.

Mr. O'Connor: It's hard to be brief about Cooke & Bieler. We were founded 62 years ago in 1949 in Philadelphia as a manager of