General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> December 28, 1998

Babak Zenouzi – Delaware Investment Advisers

BABAK ZENOUZI is a Vice President/Portfolio Manager at Delaware Investment Advisers and is responsible for the portfolio management of all REIT and convertible securities. Mr. Zenouzi has been the Director of Delaware Real Estate Equities since 1993. Over the past three years, Delaware's REIT performance has been in the top five of both institutional and retail investment managers. Mr. Zenouzi also manages The Delaware Dividend and Income Fund and The Delaware Global Dividend and Income Fund. Both funds are ranked in the top decile of the Lipper rankings of Closed-End Income Funds for the four year period 1993 through 1997. Specifically, Mr. Zenouzi's responsibilities include: direct REIT research and portfolio management duties covering a universe of 200 securities, making REIT recommendations to other portfolio managers, and marketing of the REIT Portfolio. Prior to joining Delaware in 1992, he was employed by The Boston Company from 1986 to 1991. At The Boston Company, he held positions as a Financial Analyst and Quantitative Analyst in Corporate Finance and The Mutual Funds Group. Mr. Zenouzi received a Bachelor of Science in Finance/Economics from Babson College in 1985 and Master of Science in Finance from Boston College in 1991. He has been quoted in major financial publications and has frequently appeared on CNBC. He is a member of the National Association of the Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Who's Who of money managers, and on the Editorial Board of Institutional Real Estate Securities. Profile
TWST: Will you describe your role at Delaware Management Company?

Mr. Zenouzi: I'm a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President,

managing the real estate equities group at Delaware. We have