General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> November 23, 2009

Small-cap Stock Picking Strategies – Stephen Bick – Cottingham Management Company Llc

Stephen Bick is the Managing Partner of Cottingham Management Company LLC, a San Diego-based financial services company, where he operates as Portfolio Manager of Cottingham Development Fund LLC, a hybrid fund investing predominantly in stocks, commodities and futures. He holds a BA degree in economics from the University of Cape Town and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Analyst (CIRA). He worked as a turnaround strategist with Kroll Zolfo Cooper, where he performed business valuations, analyzed the risk in energy trading strategies and was involved with developing plans of reorganization for multibillion-dollar companies. He also ran a $500 million bond fund in London for two years for a German insurance company, and worked as an Analyst for six years, dealing in private and public equity business valuations, commercial litigation and bankruptcy. Profile
TWST: Would you start with an overview of Cottingham Management Company and its investment philosophy?

Mr. Bick: Cottingham Management Company has been around for five years now. Cottingham