General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> August 9, 2004
JOHN BABYAK – WHB/WOLVERINE ASSET MANANGEMENT
JOHN M. BABYAK is the President and Senior Portfolio Manager of Wolverine
Investments, where his duties span all functional areas, including: portfolio
management and research; business planning and budgeting; trading, information
systems and administration; and new business development and client service.
Prior to joining WHB/Wolverine Asset Management in 1993, Mr. Babyak held various
systems engineering, sales and marketing management positions at IBM. He
graduated from The University of Vermont in 1982 with a degree in Management
Engineering. Mr. Babyak has written numerous articles about the markets,
including the studies "Rationale for Yield-Enhanced Convertible Securities,"
"Covered Call Writing: Managing Risk, Enhancing Portfolio Returns," "Managing
Portfolios For Optimal Tax-Efficiency" and "Convertible Securities as an Asset
Class." He is an internationally published market commentator and is frequently
quoted in the securities news media, including The Wall Street Journal and
TWST: Would you give us an overview of WHB/Wolverine Asset Management
and your responsibilities there?
Mr. Babyak: As an SEC registered investment advisor, WHB/Wolverine