General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> December 18, 2000

B. Paul Abel – Kinetics Asset Management

B. PAUL ABEL is Portfolio Manager of the Medical Fund and Senior Vice President of Kinetics Asset Management. He is responsible for research and analysis for the Medical Fund ' the first mutual fund of its kind to invest primarily in companies that are treating or seeking a cure for cancer. Prior to joining the firm in 1999, Mr. Abel was with Brookhaven National Laboratory from 1989. He was also a freelance writer for Academic Science News and Review and frequently appears as an industry expert on television and radio and in print media outlets. Mr. Abel earned a Master's degree in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering from Manhattan College in 1994 and a Bachelor's degree in Physics from SUNY, Stony Brook in 1987. Profile
TWST: Under your management, Kinetics Medical Fund returned 111.30% in

its first year, as of September 30, 2000. Will you explain the

philosophy you implement, Paul?

Mr. Abel: Kinetics Medical