General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> October 21, 2016

Seeking Companies that Generate Significant Free Cash Flow

O'Brien, Brien M.
Brien M. O’Brien is the Chairman and CEO of Port Capital LLC, a Chicago-based asset management firm. Mr. O’Brien has spent much of his 35-year career building and leading successful investment management firms. He initially learned the benefits of value investing at Oppenheimer & Co. in the early 1980s. Following several years at Bear Stearns, he founded a consulting and asset management business that later grew into Advisory Research, Incorporated, a $12.5 billion asset management firm that he sold to Piper Jaffray in 2010. Following the sale to Piper Jaffray, Mr. O’Brien continued as Chairman and CEO of Advisory Research until his departure in 2014. In 2015, Mr. O’Brien and others established Port Capital, where he and his partners continue to invest on behalf of a select group of individual and institutional investors. Profile
TWST: Could you tell me a little bit about the firm?

Mr. O'Brien: Yes. Port Capital is a new firm that we started up about 18 months ago for family capital; we