General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> April 19, 2010
Investing In Quality Growth Companies – Harry W. Segalas, David A. Altman & Gregory A. Nejmeh – Hs Management Partners
Harry W. Segalas is Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at HS Management Partners, LLC. He founded the Firm in June of 2007. Prior to the formation of the Firm, Harry served as Chairman, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of W.P. Stewart & Co., Inc., where he worked for 17 years. In addition to overseeing the firm's U.S. investment team, Harry directly managed $4 billion of institutional and high-net-worth client assets worldwide. From 1987 until joining W.P. Stewart in 1990, he was the Senior Packaged Food Analyst at Shearson Lehman Hutton. Harry began his career in 1982 as a research analyst at L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg & Towbin. He has a B.A. in Political Science and History from Tufts University.Gregory A. Nejmeh CFA, is Partner and President at HS Management Partners, LLC. Greg spent 23 years of his sell side career at three investment banks, where he specialized in equity research coverage of the homebuilding and building products industries. From 2000 to 2004, Greg was a Managing Director with Deutsche Bank. Prior to that, Greg was a Principal with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Before joining DLJ in 1996, Greg was a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers, where he began his investment career at Shearson/American Express in 1981. Prior to joining the Firm in 2007, Greg was a private investor. Greg earned top rankings for his analytical work spanning three decades, including multiple number one citations from Institutional Investor, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters Institutional Survey and The Greenwich Survey. Greg has a BA degree from Franklin & Marshall College.David A. Altman, CFA, is Partner and Director of Research at HS Management Partners, LLC. Prior to joining the Firm in October of 2007, he served as Director of Research and Portfolio Manager at W.P. Stewart & Co., Inc., where he worked for 13 years. In addition to his research responsibility, David managed approximately $1 billion of institutional and high-net-worth client assets. Before joining W.P. Stewart in 1993, David was a Research Analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he began his investment career in 1981. David was Institutional Investor's top ranked analyst for Electrical Equipment for six consecutive years. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and an MBA degree from the University of Texas. Profile
TWST: Please begin with an overview of HS Management Partners and the firm's investment philosophy.
Mr. Segalas: HS Management Partners was established in June 2007 as an independent, SEC-registered