General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> April 14, 2015

Building a Concentrated Portfolio with a Focus on Small- and Mid-Cap Names

Villere III, St. Denis
St. Denis Villere III is Partner and Portfolio Manager at Villere & Co. Mr. Villere joined Villere & Co. in 1999 when he launched Villere’s first mutual fund. He started his career as an institutional research analyst and equity sellside analyst with Gerard Klauer Mattison, a Wall Street institutional equity research firm. He earned a B.S. in finance from Southern Methodist University. He is a member of the CFA Institute. Mr. Villere has been frequently quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press and Reuters. He is a regular guest on CNBC and other financial media outlets. Mr. Villere dedicates much of his personal time to New Orleans charities. He loves coaching his sons in sports and is currently President of Carrollton Boosters, a youth sports league with about 5,000 participants. Mr. Villere is married with three children. Profile
TWST: Could tell us a little bit about your firm and your role in it?

Mr. Villere: Sure. My firm is a fourth-generation money management firm that my great grandfather founded over 100