General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> December 1, 2003

Steven Geist – First Pacific Advisors Inc

STEVEN R. GEIST is a Vice President for First Pacific Advisors, Inc. He manages Source Capital, Inc., a closed-end mutual fund, FPA Perennial Fund, Inc., and FPA Paramount Fund, Inc., open-end mutual funds; as well as separate accounts in the small/mid-capitalization quality style. Mr. Geist joined FPA in 1992 after working as a Research Associate at Joel Mogy Investment Counsel and was previously an Engineer for TRW. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (magna cum laude) from New York University, a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Geist is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief overview of First Pacific Advisors

and your responsibilities at the firm?

Mr. Geist: First Pacific Advisors was founded in 1953, and we currently