General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> April 5, 2004


Hennessy, Neil J.
Neil J. Hennessy has served as Chairman of the board of directors, President and CEO of Hennessy Advisors, Inc., since 1989, and also serves as President and Chief Investment Officer of Hennessy Funds. Mr. Hennessy began his financial career over 30 years ago as a financial adviser, and in 1989, he opened his own broker/dealer firm. In 1996, he founded his own asset management firm and launched his first mutual fund. Today, he manages the entire family of quantitatively managed Hennessy Funds. Mr. Hennessy served as the Co-Chairman of the National Association of Securities Dealers Business Conduct Committee District 1 from 1987 to 1989 and Chairman in 1994. Mr. Hennessy graduated from the University of San Diego and the Wharton School of Upper Management through the SIA. Mr. Hennessy is the brother of Dr. Brian A. Hennessy. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with an overview of Hennessy Advisors leading up

to your latest acquisition?

Mr. Hennessy: After 16 years with Paine Webber, I founded my own broker-

dealer firm,