General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> September 25, 2000

Fabrizio Pierallini – Vontobel Usa Inc

FABRIZIO PIERALLINI is Senior Vice President and Managing Director of International Investments for Votobel USA, Inc. He is a graduate of the School of Economics and Business Administration in Berne, Switzerland. In 1981 he began a five-year financial analyst training program with Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) in Zurich and London, after which he was sent to UBS Singapore as a Financial Analyst. In 1986 he joined Bank Julius Baer in Zurich as a Financial Analyst specializing in the Swiss equity market. In 1988 Mr. Pierallini joined SBC Portfolio Management Ltd. in Zurich as a Portfolio Manager actively managing international equity portfolios for institutional clients in the MSCI world universe. In 1991 he was transferred to Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC) in New York to assume overall responsibility for international asset allocation and to manage the international equity portion of the SBC World Growth Fund. Mr. Pierallini joined Vontobel USA in April 1994, and is responsible for international equity research and portfolio management. Profile
TWST: To begin, won't you tell us the philosophy behind your work?

Mr. Pierallini: We are a bottom-up stock picker. We invest in high-

quality, large cap growth stocks. Our mandate is the EAFE