General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> August 5, 2002

Ignatius Smetek – Mason Street Advisors Llc

IGNATIUS l. SMETEK holds the position of Managing Director-Common Stock for Mason Street Advisors, LLC, a subsidiary of Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In this position he manages the large capitalization equity portion of the company's pension fund and other accounts. Additional responsibilities include asset allocation for the entire Pension Fund, the Mason Street Asset Allocation Mutual Fund, Variable Annuity/Variable Life Asset Allocation Fund and management of Northwestern Mutual's Charitable Foundation Fund. Mr. Smetek joined Northwestern Mutual as a common stock analyst in 1986. He earned a BBA degree in Accounting in 1983 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MSBA degree in Finance in 1986 from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Mr. Smetek earned his Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst designations. Profile
TWST: Give us a brief overview of Mason Street Funds and your particular

responsibilities there.

Mr. Smetek: The Mason Street family of funds was started five years ago.

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