General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> June 28, 2004


Richard H. Driehaus is the Founder, Chief Investment Officer, CEO and Chairman of Driehaus Capital Management, Inc. He is the CEO and Chairman of Driehaus Securities Corporation, the President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Driehaus Mutual Funds, theLead Portfolio Manager of Driehaus Small Cap Growth and Driehaus Mid Cap Growth and the Portfolio Manager of Small Cap and Mid Cap Recovery Growth Mr. Driehaus is the architect of Driehaus Capital Management's investment philosophy and has overall responsibility for the firm's investment process and style. He is primarily responsible for all domestic portfolio management and investment analysis within the firm. Mr. Driehaus has had a distinguished career in the investment management industry. From 1968 through 1973, he developed research ideas for the Institutional Trading department at A.G. Becker, where he became the firm's youngest portfolio manager and was ranked among the top 1% of the portfolio managers measured by the A.G. Becker Fund Evaluation Service. In 1973, he became a shareholder and Director of Research for the brokerage firm Mullaney, Wells & Co. In 1976, he became Director of Research and a money manager for the Chicago and New York offices of Jesup & Lamont. He founded his own firm, Driehaus Securities Corporation, in 1980, followed by Driehaus Capital Management, Inc., in 1982. Mr. Driehaus earned both his bachelor of science degree and his MBA from DePaul University's College of Commerce. In 2002 he received an honorary doctorate degree from the university. He also founded the Richard H. Driehaus Center for International Business in the College of Commerce and has endowed a professorship, the Richard H. Driehaus Chair in Behavioral Finance. He is involved in a number of philanthropic activities through the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation which provides grants and support for community and economic development projects, the performing arts and architectural design organizations, to name a few. Mr. Driehaus is also an avid collector of fine art, furniture and decorative arts. Profile
TWST: Could you begin by telling us about your firm and investment


Mr. Driehaus: We were incorporated in 1982 as Driehaus Capital

Management, Inc., but we've been managing money