General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> April 10, 2000

James Benson – Harris Associates Lp

JAMES P. BENSON is a Portfolio Manager and Analyst with Harris Associates LP, where he co-manages The Oakmark Small Cap Fund. Previously, he was an Executive Vice President and Director of Equity Research for Ryan Beck & Co., Vice President and Special Assistant to the Chairman of The Dime Savings Bank of New York, and Vice President and Senior Equity Analyst for Drexel Burnham Lambert. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Mr. Benson has 18 years of investment experience. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Westminster College and an MM from Northwestern University. Profile
TWST: What is the philosophy behind The Oakmark Small Cap Fund?

Mr. Benson: What we try to do is find companies, irrespective of

industry, that are trading at a significant discount to their