General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> January 29, 2001

Kevin O’boyle – Aster Investment Management

KEVIN O'BOYLE is a Portfolio Manager with Aster Investment Management and the lead Manager of the Meridian Value Fund. Prior to joining the firm in 1994, he was a public accountant for Ernst & Young, where he became a CPA. He joined Piedmont Realty Advisors in 1988 as a financial analyst and asset management associate. In 1991, while pursuing his Master's degree, Mr. O'Boyle worked as a research analyst for the Montecito Fund, L.P., an investment firm specializing in very small- capitalization growth stocks. He also worked as a business development manager for Pacific Physician Services, Inc., where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions and HMO contracting. Mr. O'Boyle earned an AB degree, with distinction, in Economics and an MBA degree from Stanford University. Profile
TWST: Kevin, you are obviously the quintessential contrarian investor,

since the first test a company must pass before being considered for

your Fund is 'poor operating results ' two or more