General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> November 23, 2009

Investing In Industrial Products & Services – Alexander J. Roepers – Atlantic Investment Management, Inc.

Alexander J. Roepers is the President and Portfolio Manager of Atlantic Investment Management, Inc. ("AIM"), which he founded in 1988. AIM is a $1.5 billion global Registered Investment Advisor, with offices in New York and Tokyo. From 1984 through 1988, Mr. Roepers was director of corporate development at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Group in New York. In 1983, Mr. Roepers worked on acquisitions at Dover Corporation in New York. From 1980 through 1982, he worked in operations at Dover's Universal Instruments in upstate New York. Mr. Roepers received his MBA degree from Harvard Business School (1984) and holds an undergraduate degree from Nijenrode University, the Netherlands School of Business (1980). Profile
TWST: Why don't you start with an overview of Atlantic Investment Management and the investment philosophy there?

Mr. Roepers: I started Atlantic Investment in 1988 after seven years working for two