General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> May 3, 1999

Jeffrey Huffman – Wm Advisors Inc

JEFFREY HUFFMAN is a Vice President of WM Advisors, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Washington Mutual, Inc. and Senior Portfolio Manager of the WM Trust Bond and Stock Fund, a $365 million balanced mutual fund. Mr. Huffman joined WM Advisors and was appointed manager of the fund in January, 1995. He is a member of the firm's investment committee, has served as spokesman for the firm's equity team, and has research responsibility for the financial and the telecommunications and media sectors of the market. Mr. Huffman was previously affiliated with First Interstate Bank as a Vice-President and Trust Investment Officer, where he had responsibility for institutional and individual portfolios with a value in excess of $200 million. He worked seven years in the investment department of the SAFECO Insurance Companies, and was an Assistant Vice President and Portfolio Manager with SAFECO Asset Management Company, having been promoted from a Securities Analyst position covering the capital goods sector. Mr. Huffman is a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of the Association for Investment Management and Research and the Seattle Society of Financial Analysts. He earned an MBA degree from the University of Washington with an emphasis in Business Policy and Finance. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University, where he majored in American Studies. Mr. Huffman actively supports youth athletic programs in his community as a coach, administrator, and official. He is married, has four children, and in his leisure time enjoys sailing and skiing. Profile
TWST: Will you tell us about the investment philosophy you implement at

WM Advisors?

Mr. Huffman: We use a value approach to investing in equities, but we

go beyond the standard industry