General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> September 7, 2018

Seeking Growth in Large Caps with Dominant Market Shares

Ward, Howard F.
Howard F. Ward is GAMCO Investors, Inc.’s Chief Investment Officer of Growth Equities, Portfolio Manager of the GAMCO Growth Fund and Lead Portfolio Manager of the GAMCO Global Growth Fund. Mr. Ward joined GAMCO Investors, Inc., in 1995 as Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager of the GAMCO Growth Fund. In 2004, he was named Director of Growth Products. Mr. Ward is a fundamental growth investor, seeking to invest in companies with superior growth prospects whose stocks appear undervalued relative to their future earnings stream. Earlier, Mr. Ward spent 12 years at Scudder, Stevens and Clark, where he was Managing Director and Product Leader of Scudder's large-capitalization growth product and Lead Portfolio Manager of the Scudder Large Company Growth Fund and the Scudder Balanced Fund. Before Scudder, Mr. Ward was with Brown Brothers, Harriman & Co. for four years, where he held the title of Investment Officer in the firm's Institutional Investment Department. Mr. Ward is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1978 with a B.A. in economics. Profile
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TWST: Could you tell me a little bit about the firm?

Mr. Ward: The firm was founded by Mario Gabelli in 1976. The core product of the firm is