Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> March 21, 2011

Hennessy Advisors, Inc. – Neil J. Hennessy

Hennessy, Neil J.
Neil J. Hennessy has served as Chairman of the board of directors, President and CEO of Hennessy Advisors, Inc., since 1989, and also serves as President and Chief Investment Officer of Hennessy Funds. Mr. Hennessy began his financial career over 30 years ago as a financial adviser, and in 1989, he opened his own broker/dealer firm. In 1996, he founded his own asset management firm and launched his first mutual fund. Today, he manages the entire family of quantitatively managed Hennessy Funds. Mr. Hennessy served as the Co-Chairman of the National Association of Securities Dealers Business Conduct Committee District 1 from 1987 to 1989 and Chairman in 1994. Mr. Hennessy graduated from the University of San Diego and the Wharton School of Upper Management through the SIA. Mr. Hennessy is the brother of Dr. Brian A. Hennessy. Profile
TWST: Please start with a brief history of Hennessy Advisors and an overview your current operations.

Mr. Hennessy: I've been in this business since September 1979 and opened Hennessy Advisors (HNNA)