General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> August 27, 2001

Roger King / Pat Swanson – King Investment Advisors Inc

ROGER E. KING, Chairman and President of King Investment Advisors, Inc., has been with the firm 22 years and has 32 years of experience in investment management. A CFA and Chartered Investment Counselor, he has a BA in Business Administration from Lipscomb University, an MA in Political Science from Middle Tennessee State University, and he was a National Science Fellow at Cornell University. King Investment Advisors, Inc., was established in 1981, and Mr. King has served as President since 1986. Before co-founding the firm, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer with Sun Life Group/Sun Insurance Services in Atlanta, managing $700 million in securities. He served in a similar capacity with GULFCO Capital Management (Gulf Life Holding Company), and he began his investment career with the American General companies. He served two years as President of the Jacksonville, Florida Financial Analysts' Society. He is Chairman of the Investment Advisory Group, Chief Investment Officer, a senior portfolio manager and a securities analyst. He is also a member of the Houston Society of Financial Analysts. Profile
PAT H. SWANSON is Managing Director, Portfolio Manager and Securities Analyst for King Investment Advisors, Inc. Mr. Swanson, a CFA and Chartered Investment Counselor, has been with the firm eight years and has 21 years of experience in the investment business. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a BS in Economics. He also has an MBA from Pepperdine University. Mr. Swanson's business experience includes four years as an Acquisition-Financing Specialist at First RepublicBank in Dallas, where he managed a fixed-income portfolio of senior secured private placements. His professional career includes five years as a Contract Negotiator/Financial Analyst at Hughes Aircraft. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Swanson served as a Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager for US WEST Financial Services for three years. He is Director and past-President of the Houston Society of Financial Analysts, and serves on the Continuing Education Task Force for AIMR. Profile
TWST: Would you begin by telling us about King Investment Advisors, Inc.

and your responsibilities there?

Mr. King: King Investment Advisors, Inc., was founded in 1981. We manage