General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> April 22, 2016

Identifying Undiscovered Names in the Microcap Space

Bythrow, Brian
Brian Bythrow, CFA, is the Lead Portfolio Manager for Wasatch Micro Cap Value Fund at Wasatch Advisors. He joined Wasatch Advisors in 2003 and became a Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch Micro Cap Value Fund at its inception later that year. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Bythrow was a portfolio manager for the Monogram Special Equity Fund, where he also managed separate-account large-cap value portfolios. Earlier, he was an equity analyst with Parkstone Funds and a credit analyst with Shoreline Bank. Mr. Bythrow earned a Master of Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento, and a Bachelor of Science in social sciences from the United States Air Force Academy, where he received the Outstanding Cadet in Social Sciences award for being the top graduate in social sciences. He is also a CFA charterholder. Mr. Bythrow served as a communications/computer officer from 1989 to 1994 in the United States Air Force, where he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and obtained the rank of captain. While in the Air Force, he was the leader of the United States Air Force International Rifle Shooting Team, and set several individual and team records for marksmanship. Mr. Bythrow is a Michigan native who enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, golfing, hiking and hunting. He is also very involved in the community — teaching free personal-finance courses at church, and actively supporting charities that provide clean water and education in developing countries. Profile
TWST: I thought maybe to get started you could just tell me a little about your background and then your focus on the Micro Cap Value Fund, and then talk about the research tenants that you have