Healthcare >> Money Manager Interviews >> February 25, 2002

Kurt Von Emster – Mpm Capital Lp

KURT VON EMSTER joined MPM Capital, LP, in November 2000 to extend their healthcare investment presence into the public markets. He is a General Partner of the MPM BioEquities Fund and manages several funds for MPM Advisors. He spent 11 years with Franklin Templeton Group as a Vice President and Portfolio Manager. At Franklin, Mr. von Emster managed over $2 billion in health and biotech funds, including the Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund and the Franklin Global Health Care Fund. Mr. von Emster holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research, and is a member of the Security Analysts of San Francisco. Mr. von Emster earned a degree from the University of California Santa Barbara in Business and Economics. Profile
TWST: Could you give our readers a brief overview of MPM Capital and

your responsibilities with the BioEquities Fund?

Mr. von Emster: MPM Capital is one of the leading financiers of