General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> May 6, 2002
Lawrence Auriana – Federated Kaufmann Fund
LAWRENCE AURIANA has been a Portfolio co-Manager of Federated
Kaufmann Fund since 1986. He graduated from Fordham University
with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. Mr. Auriana attended New
York University Graduate School of Business and is a senior
member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. He began his
career in 1965 as an Investment Analyst for General Reinsurance
Corporation. In 1975 he became associated with Hans Utsch & Co.
to provide special situations research to institutional clients
with an emphasis on small growth companies. Mr. Auriana also
became active as a venture capitalist, particularly in the areas
of radio paging, oil exploration and computer software. He is
Chairman of Mediware Information Systems, a clinical information
systems company and is a member of the Board of Directors of
Chitogenics, a biotech company. Mr. Auriana's charitable efforts
include serving as President of the Columbus Citizens Foundation,
President of The Boys' Towns of Italy and as a member of the
Board of Directors for The National Italian American Foundation.
He serves on The Bush Endowment National Advisory Council (this
council oversees The George and Barbara Bush Endowment for
Innovative Cancer Research at the University of Texas M.D.
Anderson Cancer Center). Mr. Auriana is a member of the Giglio
Society of East Harlem and co-sponsored 'Heaven Touches Brooklyn
in July,' a documentary about the history of the Giglio. He also
sponsored the Opera 'Memet' that was presented by the City of
Bologna to the City of New York, and was performed at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art. Profile
TWST: Could you briefly give us an overview of the Federated
Kaufmann Fund and your responsibilities there?
Mr. Auriana: The Federated Kaufmann Fund is a fund that invests