General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> February 24, 2003

Steven Check – Check Capital Management

STEVEN CHECK founded Check Capital Management in 1987 and Blue Chip Investor Fund in 2002. As Check Capital's Chief Investment Officer and the Fund's Portfolio Manager, he is responsible for overall investment policy as well as the decisions that implement that policy. Mr. Check describes his style as 'growth at an unreasonably low price' ' an approach that owes much to the insights of Warren Buffett (whom he regards the dean of American investment philosophy). Mr. Check also serves as editor of the nationally respected newsletter, The Blue Chip Investor, which, like his firm and Fund, focuses on underpriced stocks of blue chip growth companies. An advocate of applying engineering principles (such as rational problem-solving and ensuring a margin of safety) to the field of money management, Mr. Check holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State and a Master's in Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. He lives with his wife, son and daughter in Southern California, where he is a golfer and dedicated long-distance runner. Mr. Check frequently competes in marathons and considers the discipline, individualism, energy and endurance necessary in running to be equally valuable in the long-term management of investment portfolios. Profile
TWST: Tell us about your firm and Blue Chip Investor Fund.

Mr. Check: Check Capital Management is a 16-year-old firm whose

clients are primarily individuals and whose equity assets topped