General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> June 16, 2003

Scott Sterling – Sterling Johnston Capital Management

SCOTT STERLING JOHNSTON is the architect of the investment style and is the Founder, Chief Executive, and Chief Investment Officer at Sterling Johnston Capital Management. As CIO, he has ultimate responsibility for all investment-related activities. Mr. Johnston received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He began his career as an Auditor with Andersen Consulting and later joined Smith Barney & Co. as an institutional salesman. Beginning in 1976, Mr. Johnston was responsible for $500 million in assets as CIO and head of the Trust Investment Department at San Diego Trust and Savings Bank. From 1981 to 1985, Mr. Johnston was the Chief Executive of Security Pacific Bank's investment advisory subsidiary, Pacific Century Group, Inc. There, he started the Pacific Horizon family of mutual funds and was responsible for over $5 billion in managed assets. In 1985 Mr. Johnston launched his own independent SEC-registered investment advisory firm, Sterling Johnston Capital Management. For a brief period from 1992 to 1996, Mr. Johnston served as co-Founder, minority partner, and Chief Investment Officer of another money management firm, after which he reactivated Sterling Johnston Capital Management. Under Mr. Johnston's direction, Sterling Johnston now manages more than $565 million in assets. Mr. Johnston received national recognition for investment accomplishment as early as 1980, and has appeared in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Pensions & Investments, Institutional Investor, Money magazine and Forbes. He is also featured extensively as one of 18 investment professionals in the book Investment Gurus, written by Peter Tanous and published by Prentice-Hall in 1997. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with an overview of Sterling Johnston

Capital Management and your responsibilities there?

Mr. Johnston: We're an independent SEC-registered investment

adviser, founded in