General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> October 4, 2004


BEN FRIEDMAN, CPA, joined Dana Investment Advisors in June of 2003 and is a portfolio manager who specializes in equity analysis, concentrating on the large and small cap portfolios. Previously, he was an equity analyst for the Teachers Retirement System of Texas ($80 billion in assets), assisting with both the large and small cap portfolios. Mr. Friedman graduated from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business in May of 2003 with an MBA. During his time at UT, he was a portfolio manager for the UT MBA Investment Fund, LLC ($10.5 million in assets). Prior to business school, Mr. Friedman worked for an international public accounting firm for four years in the audit and business advisory group. He has an MS and BA in Accounting from Texas Tech University. Ben recently passed the CFA Level III exam. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with an overview of Dana Investment Advisors?

Mr. Friedman: Dana Investments is a 25-year-old firm based in

Brookfield, Wisconsin, which is just outside of Milwaukee. The