Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> March 21, 2011

Pzena Investment Management – Richard S. Pzena

Richard S. Pzena is the Founder and Co-CIO of Pzena Investment Management. He serves as Co-Portfolio Manager on each of the firm's domestic investment strategies, and he is a member of the firm's executive committee. Prior to forming Pzena Investment Management in 1995, Mr. Pzena was the Director of U.S. Equity Investments and Chief Research Officer for Sanford C. Bernstein & Company. He joined Bernstein in 1986 as an oil industry Analyst and was named to the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team from 1988 to 1990. During 1990 and 1991, Mr. Pzena served as CIO for small-cap equities and assumed his broader domestic equity role in 1991. Prior to joining Bernstein, Mr. Pzena worked for the Amoco Corporation in various financial and planning roles. He earned a B.S., summa cum laude, and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, in 1979 and 1980, respectively. Profile
TWST: Please start with a brief history of the company and an overview of your business today.

Mr. Pzena: We started about 15 years ago. I had been at Sanford Bernstein and was running U.S. equity