General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> October 12, 1998

Fred Astman – First Wilshire Securities Mgmt

FRED ASTMAN is Chairman and a Portfolio Manager at First Wilshire Securities Management, Inc. Mr. Astman served in the Air Force as navigator of both B-24s and B-26s in World War II and the Korean War. He earned a BA from the University of Connecticut and has been investing in the small cap sector since 1962. SCOTT HOOD serves as President of First Wilshire Securities Management, Inc., and co-manages the portfolios. He has over 15 years of experience in the securities industry and has worked as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager at First Wilshire for 12 years. Mr. Hood also worked as a Supervisory Analyst with Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong and with a merchant/investment banking firm in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from New York University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute. Profile
TWST: The market seems to keep focusing on large Dow-type stocks, do you

think that's going to continue?

Mr. Astman: I think you are going to start seeing a move to the small

cap stocks. I