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

in growth companies,