General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> March 21, 2011

Bottom-up Value Approach Favors Large-cap Technology – George O. Sertl Jr. – Artisan Partners

George O. Sertl Jr., CFA, is a Managing Director of Artisan Partners and Portfolio Co-Manager for the Artisan Small Cap Value Fund, Artisan Mid Cap Value Fund, Artisan Value Fund and the firm's U.S. value separate account portfolios. Prior to joining Artisan, Mr. Sertl was a Research Analyst at Schwartz Investment Counsel. Mr. Sertl began his investment career at Pauli & Company, where he worked as a Research Analyst in 1992. He holds a B.A. in economics and history from the University of Richmond and an M.A. in economics from St. Louis University. Profile
TWST: Please start with a brief history and an overview of current operations for Artisan Partners.

Mr. Sertl: Artisan Partners is an independent investment management firm, majority owned by our