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

Investing In Small Growth Best Ideas – Ron Juvonen – Downtown Associates, Llc

Ron Juvonen is Chief Investment Officer of Downtown Associates, L.L.C, and has ultimate authority over the Downtown Associates partnerships. With over thirty years of investment experience, he has been associated with the organization since 1969. Ron is a Cum Laude graduate of Harvard in Engineering and Applied Physics. After three years with General Electric in various manufacturing and supervisory positions, he received an MBA degree with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School in 1967. He was a Baker Scholar and graduated second in his Harvard Business School class. Ron worked in the Corporate Finance Department of Goldman, Sachs & Company for several years before joining St. Vincents Island Company, the Loomis family investment company. His responsibilities included managing public and private investments, managing oil and gas drilling partnerships, and providing advice with respect to tax and cash flow planning. He was a portfolio manager of two Loomis-funded investment partnerships from 1971 to 1974, and, as a General Partner, he played a key role in the organization of Downtown I in 1975. Ron is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research. Profile
TWST: Why don't you start with an overview of Downtown Associates and your investment philosophy?

Mr. Juvonen: Downtown Associates has been in business for over 35 years, investing with a single and