General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> February 2, 2004

John Laporte – T.rowe Price Group Inc

JOHN H. LAPORTE is a member of the Board of Directors of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and a Vice President and Equity Division Steering Committee member of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. He is a Portfolio Manager in the Equity Division. Mr. Laporte is President of the New Horizons Fund and Chairman of the Fund's Investment Advisory Committee. He is a Vice President and Investment Advisory Committee member of the Diversified Small-Cap Growth Fund, Health Sciences Fund, Personal Strategy Funds, Spectrum Growth Fund and Spectrum Income Fund. In addition, Mr. Laporte manages a number of separate institutional accounts specializing in emerging growth stocks. He has been managing portfolios since 1984. Mr. Laporte served as the firm's Director of Research from 1982 to1987 and before that, was an Investment Analyst. Prior to joining the firm in 1976, he was an Investment Research Analyst for Pershing & Co., a New York brokerage firm. Mr. Laporte earned an AB degree from Princeton University and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. In addition, he is a past President of the Baltimore Security Analysts Society. Mr. Laporte also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst accreditation. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief overview of your firm and of the New

Horizons Fund?

Mr. Laporte: T. Rowe Price is one of the oldest investment management

companies in the country. We were