General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> February 26, 2001

Marian Pardo / Saira Durcanin – J.p Morgan Investment Management

SAIRA DURCANIN is a Vice President with J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated. She is Portfolio Manager of the J.P. Morgan U.S. Small Company Opportunity Fund. An employee of the firm for the past five years, Ms. Durcanin has also served as an equity research analyst. She holds a Bachelors degree from California Polytechnic State University and attended University of Wisconsin for her Master's in Finance. Ms. Durcanin is a CFA charterholder. Profile
MARIAN U. PARDO is Managing Director with J. P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated and heads the Small-Cap Equity Group that currently manages over $6.6 billion in assets for institutional and individual clients. Prior to assuming this role, she managed equity and convertible funds and large-cap equity portfolios for individual clients, the Pierpont Equity Fund, and the U.S. Equity Fund for institutional investors. Ms. Pardo has been with J.P. Morgan since 1968, having joined the investment management business in 1980 as a research analyst. She holds a BA degree from Barnard College. Profile
TWST: It must be exciting as well as challenging to launch J.P. Morgan's

newest tax-aware fund. What is the charter or the mandate that you co-

managers have organized your work around?