Natural Resources >> Money Manager Interviews >> February 8, 2010

Investing In Gold – Rachel Benepe & Abhay Deshpande – First Eagle Investment Management, Llc

Benepe, Rachel
Rachel Benepe is a Portfolio Manager at First Eagle Funds. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and received her MBA from Columbia Business School in 2003. Before attending business school, she worked for Prudential Securities as an Investment Banking Analyst and at Lehman Brothers as an Equity Research Associate, focusing in basic industry, metals and mining. After completing her MBA, Ms. Benepe researched beverages for three years at both Gabelli and Company and Citigroup, and was also an Investment Analyst at Artemis Advisers, focusing on consumer, retail, media and industrials. Ms. Benepe is responsible for covering retail, gold, metals and mining industries, steel and coal, and automobiles. Profile
TWST: Would you please start with an overview of the First Eagle Funds and your responsibilities there?

Mr. Deshpande: The First Eagle Funds have been global, long-term value investors for over 30