General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> October 11, 1999

Jeffrey D. Modell – New Century Investment Management

JEFFREY D. MODELL is President and Portfolio Manager of New Century Investment Management, Incorporated, a boutique firm specializing in managing equity portfolios. He was born January 24, 1960, is married and has two children. Mr. Modell has a Bachelor of Business Administration with High Distinction from the University of Michigan School of Business Administration, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1981); an accounting major, he passed the Uniform CPA examination. He also holds a Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1985), where he was elected to The Order of the Coif, and a Contributing Editor of the 'Michigan Law Review'. Mr. Modell was self- employed as a private investor from 1983 until organization of New Century in 1994. His credentials include silk stocking legal experience with the Washington D.C. tax law firm Ivins, Phillips & Barker Chartered (1985-1987) and Detroit regional legal powerhouse Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn (1987-1989), as well as private practice, simultaneous with some of the private investing. His legal experience include investment-related fields such as: estate planning for complex estates, trusts (including charitable trusts), corporate taxation, ERISA with emphasis on plan investments and fiduciary responsibility, due diligence and negotiation for investments, and environmental law. Mr. Modell has been interviewed by, and published in, a variety of business and financial publications. Profile
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