General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> July 19, 1999

John H. Livens – Winchester Capital Management

JOHN H. LIVENS has 35 years of investment management experience and is the President of Winchester Capital Management Company L.L.C. Prior to this, Mr. Livens was a Partner of State Street Research and Management Company where he served as a security Analyst, Portfolio Manager, and a member of the firm's investment committee. State Street Research and Management is one of the oldest mutual fund investment management organizations in the U.S. It managed pension funds for leading U.S. and foreign companies, as well as assets of institutions, such as Harvard University's endowment until 1972. At the time of its sale in 1984, to Metropolitan Life, State Street Research and Management managed assets in excess of $12 billion. Mr. Livens is a Director/Treasurer and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Parents' and Children's Services, a 150-year-old social services organization. He also serves as Director of several private companies as well as charitable institutions. Mr. Livens received his A.B. cum laude from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School in 1960. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Flying Officer. Profile
TWST: How do you approach investing?

Mr. Livens: Our approach to investment strategy has not changed. We

emphasize companies that can grow at least 20% annually and can sustain

this rate of