General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> August 4, 2003

David Cooley – J & W Seligman & Co

DAVID F. COOLEY is a Managing Director of J. & W. Seligman & Co. Incorporated and co-Manager of the Seligman Global Investment Group. Mr. Cooley assumes broad responsibilities within Seligman's international growth-investing area. He has 16 years of professional investment experience, including extensive experience managing international large cap and small cap stocks. Mr. Cooley joined the firm in October 2000 from Gratry and Company (Cleveland, Ohio), where he was Managing Director, Investments, responsible for the formation of investment policy and the management of global and international portfolios totaling more than $600 million in assets for high net worth and institutional clients. Previously, Mr. Cooley was Director of Global Growth Equity for National City Investment Management Company, where he was responsible for the management of more than $550 million in assets, including the Armada International Equity Fund and the Parkstone International Discovery Fund. Prior to National City Investment Management Company, Mr. Cooley was International Equity Portfolio Manager for Society Asset Management, where he performed fundamental research for, and assisted in, the investment management of co-mingled, separate accounts and mutual funds totaling more than $260 million in assets, including the $130 million Victory International Growth Fund. Mr. Cooley earned an MBA from Case Western Reserve University and a BS degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. Profile
TWST: Can we start with a brief overview of J. & W. Seligman and your

responsibilities there?

Mr. Cooley: J. & W. Seligman is an investment management company based

in New York. It has