General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> April 11, 2005


MICHAEL B. HARDY is a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager for at State Bank & Trust. He has over 18 years of business management experience including financial risk analysis, and business development, both domestically and internationally. Mr. Hardy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics/Business Administration from North Dakota State University and is currently enrolled in the CFA Institute's Chartered Financial Analyst program. Profile
GREG SWEENEY is Chief Investment Officer of State Bank & Trust. Mr. Sweeney has 18 years of investment management experience. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota and is a CFA charterholder. Mr. Sweeney has published strategies in Bond Week and Insurance and Investment News. He has also been listed several times in Thomson Financial's "World's Best Money Manager" rankings, based on the Nelson Investment Manager Database. Profile
TWST: Would you give us an overview of State Bank & Trust?

Mr. Sweeney: The asset management component of the business operates as

the Trust and Investment Services division of State Bank