General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> November 11, 2013

Bottom-Up Investing with an Absolute-Value Focus

Van DenBerg, Arnold
Arnold Van Den Berg founded Century Management in 1974, and is the Chairman of the board as well as a Principal of the firm, the Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chief Investment Officer and a Portfolio Manager. Mr. Van Den Berg’s accomplishments in the world of investing have most recently been featured in the 2013 book, The World’s 99 Greatest Investors: The Secret of Success, written by Magnus Angenfelt. He is included on the list of “SuperInvestors” on the Graham-and-Doddsville blog, and he is featured on the list of investment gurus on Mr. Van Den Berg has been interviewed, quoted and referenced by numerous publications, such as Outstanding Investor Digest, Outlook Profit Magazine, Money Manager Review, Austin Business Journal,, and Seeking Alpha. Mr. Van Den Berg has no formal college education. It is through rigorous self-study, tremendous dedication and over 45 years of industry experience that he has gained his market knowledge. Prior to starting Century Management, he worked as a Financial Adviser/Consultant for Capital Securities and John Hancock Insurance. Profile
TWST: Please introduce our readers to the firm by telling us about Century Management’s history.

Mr. Van Den Berg: I began my investment career in 1968, right at the top of the