General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> May 17, 2018

Investing in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses with a Private Equity Approach

Cook, Michael
Michael Cook is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of SouthernSun Asset Management. In his over 30 years of experience as a research analyst and portfolio manager, Mr. Cook has developed a unique investment philosophy and process, which serves as the core of the firm’s U.S. and global equity strategies. Throughout his career, he has been featured and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Bloomberg Markets magazine, and has been a speaker on CNBC, Fox Business News and Bloomberg TV. Mr. Cook attended Covenant College and the OCCA Business Programme, Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, and is a member of the CFA Institute. Profile
TWST: Could you tell me a little bit about the firm?

Mr. Cook: The firm was started back in 1989. I founded the firm. We began at that point with a small amount of