General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> May 18, 2009

Investing With A Focus On Utilities, Telecom & Energy – Ronald J. Sorenson – W.h. Reaves & Co., Inc.

Ronald J. Sorenson is Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager at W.H. Reaves & Co., Inc. He joined the company in 1991. He was elected Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in September, 2005 after previously holding the position of Chief Investment Officer. He is also responsible for portfolio management and development of private client accounts. Before joining W. H. Reaves, he was a co-owner and Portfolio Manager of an investment advisory firm, PVF Inc. He was also Director of the BMC Fund Inc., a closely held mutual fund. He has more than 24 years' experience in the investment industry and has served as Chairman of the Board for American Life Insurance Company of New York. For nine years, he lived in London, England, where he was engaged, on behalf of private investors, in managing investments in the United States in both listed securities and private equity. Before moving to London, he practiced public accounting with Arthur Young & Co. where he gained experience with companies in a variety of industries, including energy and technology. He received an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and an MBA degree from Columbia University, where he concentrated in Accounting and Finance. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Profile
TWST: Would you start with an overview of W.H. Reaves?

Mr. Sorenson: W.H. Reaves & Company was founded by Bill Reaves in 1961 as a

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