General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> April 30, 2001

Peter Spano – Mercator Asset Management Lp

PETER F. SPANO is a General Partner and a Founder of Mercator Asset Management, LP. He also serves as a Portfolio Manager and a Research Analyst in addition to his role as the firm's Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Spano began his career in 1968, spending 12 years as an officer, portfolio manager and analyst with The Chase Manhattan Bank, NA and then Flagship National Bank of Miami (now Sun Trust). For several years following, he was Director of Investments for American Birthright Trust Management, Inc., an investment advisor to mutual funds, as well as a Vice President and Portfolio Manager of one of the funds. Prior to Mercator, Mr. Spano served as a Vice President and Chairman of the Portfolio Management Committee at Templeton Investment Counsel, Inc. He earned his MBA from Baruch College (City University of New York) and his BBA from St. John's University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mr. Spano is also a member of the International Society of Financial Analysts, the South Florida Financial Analysts Society and the Association of Investment Management and Research. Profile
TWST: Please give us a little background on the firm.

Mr. Spano: We've been in business for 16 years, managing international

equity accounts. That's really all we do; we're highly specialized.