General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> February 9, 2004


LELAND H. FAUST is the Chairman and Founder of CSI Capital Management and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the portfolios. Prior to founding CSI, Mr. Faust graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Economics. While at Berkeley, he received Great Distinction in General Scholarship, as well as distinction in the Honors Program in Economics. Mr. Faust went on to graduate cum laude from Harvard Law School and to instruct a course in United States Income Taxation at Harvard Law before focusing on the investment arena. He is an avid swimmer, sports fan and marathon/triathlon participant. Profile
DONALD P. HILL heads the Research Department for CSI Capital Management and is responsible for overseeing their universe of stocks from which CSI develops their core equity portfolio. He also determines the criteria from which the companies are chosen for investment consideration. Mr. Hill has over 30 years' experience in the securities industry, including serving as a Board member and head of the International Department of a member firm of the New York Stock Exchange. He was involved in the founding of CSI in 1978. Mr. Hill earned a BA degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a history buff, as well as a sports fan and an avid swimmer. While at the University of Michigan, as a member of the varsity swimming team, he was a four-time NCAA swim champion and co-holder of a world record in freestyle. Profile
TWST: Can you begin with an overview of CSI Capital Management?

Mr. Faust: The firm was founded 25 years ago. We provide investment

counseling primarily to high net worth individuals. We're a