General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> November 13, 2014

Buying Strong Businesses at a Discounted Price

Cobb, Scott
Scott Cobb is a Senior Analyst and Principal for Southeastern Asset Management, Inc., an employee-owned, global investment management firm, which focuses on value equity investing and is the investment adviser for the Longleaf Partners Funds. Mr. Cobb heads Southeastern’s European research in London and also serves as Co-Portfolio Manager for the Longleaf Partners International Fund. He has 19 years of investment experience, joining Southeastern in 2006 after holding positions at Smith, Salley & Associates in Greensboro, North Carolina, operating as a private investor in Chapel Hill and at CST Investments LLC in Memphis. Mr. Cobb has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Memphis and a master’s in theological studies from Covenant Theological Seminary. Profile
TWST: I’d like to begin with an overview of Longleaf Partners International Fund and the philosophy of the firm. 

Mr. Cobb: To put the fund into the context of our overall