General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> September 15, 2014

An Emerging-Markets Growth Strategy Focused on Bottom-Up Characteristics

Schwab, Howard
Howard Schwab is the Lead Portfolio Manager for Driehaus Capital Management LLC’s Emerg­ing Markets Growth Strategy and Co-Portfolio Manager for its Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth Strategy. As lead Portfolio Manager of the Emerging Markets Growth Strategy, he oversees approximately $2.3 billion, as of July 31, 2014, in assets under man­agement, and is responsible for the strategy’s portfolio construction. In his role as Portfolio Manager, he is responsible for overseeing the research team and evaluating appropriate investment ideas. He is also involved in analyzing macro-level trends and associated market risks. Mr. Schwab has been quoted in numerous financial outlets, includ­ing The Wall Street Journal, and SmartMoney. He has also appeared as a guest contributor on Bloomberg TV. Mr. Schwab joined Driehaus Capital Management LLC in 2001. During his tenure with the firm, in addition to the responsibili­ties referenced above, Mr. Schwab was also the Co-Portfolio Manager for the Driehaus Global Growth Strategy from 2008 through 2010, and Co-Portfolio Manager for the Driehaus Inter­national Small Cap Growth Strategy from 2002 through 2014. He received his B.A. in economics from Denison University in 2001. Profile
TWST: Let's start by introducing our readers to Driehaus with some background on the firm’s history and your business today.

Mr. Schwab: Driehaus has been around now for over