General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> July 29, 2002

R. Venable / D. Willardson – First American Capital Management

ROBERT S. VENABLE is Chief Investment Officer for First American Capital Management, Inc. In this capacity his broad understanding of the financial markets, his strength in fundamental and quantitative analysis and his experience in global asset allocation, help guide the firm's investment activities. Ultimately overseeing all FACM's investments, Mr. Venable focuses on performance attribution, risk control and portfolio construction guidelines. He is a member of the firm's Board and architect of the investment team. Prior to joining FACM, Mr. Venable served as Vice President in charge of Global Asset Allocation at PIMCO Advisors, LP. He was previously associated with Pacific Investment Management Company as an Equity Portfolio Manager. Mr. Venable also worked at The Franklin Mint as a Financial Analyst. He holds a number of securities licenses including the Series 6 and 66. Mr. Venable is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts. Profile
DAVID K. WILLARDSON is Portfolio Manager and Lead Analyst for the volatile Software sector at First American Capital Management, Inc. His passion for investing and analysis extends beyond normal work hours. In his free time, Mr. Willardson has taught investment courses at a local junior college and has also authored articles on various investment topics. He has 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Willardson was a Principal at Crawford & Doherty Capital Management Group in Houston, Texas, assisting in the management of approximately $90 million in a global growth investment discipline. Prior to his experience in the investment industry, he was a Vice President and Commercial Lender for Wells Fargo in Houston where he twice received 'Outstanding Business Banker' awards. Profile
TWST: Can we start out with an overview of First American Capital


Mr. Venable: First American Capital Management is a wholly owned

subsidiary of the First American Corporation, a