Financial Services >> Money Manager Interviews >> August 23, 2010

Investing In Reits In An ETF Format – Paul Curbo – Invesco Ltd.

Paul Curbo is a Portfolio Manager and a member of the Real Estate Securities Portfolio Management and Research team at Invesco. He joined Invesco in 1998 and worked for several years in the real estate research group as a Senior Research Analyst. He led one of Invesco's regional teams and directed the firm's research and strategy efforts in the western region of the U.S. Prior to joining Invesco, Mr. Curbo was a Senior Research Associate with Security Capital Group, where he was responsible for analyzing multifamily, industrial and office real estate markets. He produced extensive research on economic, demographic and real estate market information for Security Capital's affiliate companies. Mr. Curbo previously held a position with Texas Commerce Bank. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Texas at Austin and has completed graduate coursework in economic theory and econometrics at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a CFA charterholder. Profile
TWST: Please give us a brief background on Invesco and specifically the PowerShares Active US Real Estate Fund.

Mr. Curbo: We are a global investment management firm that invests across many different