General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> April 19, 2010

Dividend Paying Stocks & Contrarian Value Investing – Cori B. Johnson – Faf Advisors, Inc.

Cori B. Johnson is a Senior Equity Portfolio Manager at FAF Advisors, Inc. She is the manager of Equity (Value) Income. She also manages institutional portfolios. Cori began working in the financial industry in 1981, joined the firm in 1985, and became a portfolio manager in 1992. She was previously a securities analyst at American Express Financial Advisors. Cori received a BA degree from Concordia College and an MBA degree in finance from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Minnesota. Profile
TWST: Why don't you start with an overview of First American Funds and your responsibilities there?

Ms. Johnson: First American Funds is a mutual fund group with more than 40 open-end mutual funds and