General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> November 13, 2012

Fundamentally Driven Approach to Investing in Smaller Large-Cap Companies

Guffy, Douglas E.
Douglas E. Guffy, Senior Portfolio Manager at Robert W. Baird & Co., joined the company's investment management team in April 2004. He has more than 27 years of investment experience. Before joining Baird, he spent a little more than nine years as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager with American Express Financial Corp. in Minneapolis. Before that, he was an Equity Analyst for Banc One Investment Advisors in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Guffy earned his B.A. in economics and government from Anderson University in 1981 and his MBA from Ball State University in 1989. Profile
TWST: You manage the large-cap growth fund. In general, what type of companies is Baird looking to improve upon?

Mr. Guffy: We are a growth manager, so we are looking for