General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> September 21, 1998

Francis Xavier Curzio – F.x.c. Investors Corporation

FRANCIS XAVIER CURZIO, was born on February 19, 1944 in New York City. He grew up on Bleecker and Sullivan Streets in Greenwich Village and at the age of fourteen began his career on Wall Street. He proceeded to work two jobs while earning his accounting and finance degree from NYCC. Mr. Curzio also attended LIU and Pace University majoring in Finance & Economics. He started his own business in his house and currently his record is one of the best in the industry. His two thousand plus subscribers include most of Wall Street's major brokerage firms and he is one of the most quoted financial analysts in the business. Mr. Curzio is currently the President of F.X.C. Investors Corp. and manages over $60 million in assets. His Firm has been rated number one by Pensions & Investments magazine for Tactical Asset Allocation for the five-year period ending 3/31/98. Hulbert Financial Digest also rated F.X.C. number one for Total Return in Asset Allocation for the 8 and 10 years ended 12/31/97. Mr. Curzio is the winner of The Wall Street Journal's 6 month Dartboard Contest 5 consecutive times: 1996 through 1998. Mr. Curzio was credited by The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post for calling the October 1987 Stock Market Crash. Our Aggressive Portfolio's annualized rate of return since inception in 1978 is 40.5% as of 12/31/97. Profile
TWST: What goes into the decision to buy the stocks that you have been

successful at choosing?

Mr. Curzio: Basically we're value pickers, so we look at the

fundamentals, the balance sheet,