General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> March 4, 2015
Strong Stock Selection Key to Building a Long/Short Fund
Matt W. Moran, CFA, serves as Lead Portfolio Manager of River Road Asset Management, LLC’s Long-Short Equity Portfolio. Prior to joining River Road Asset Management, LLC, Mr. Moran held various investment positions at Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Morningstar. Mr. Moran graduated summa cum laude from Bradley University with a B.S. in finance and earned an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Louisville. Profile
Daniel R. Johnson, CFA, CPA, serves as Portfolio Manager for River Road Asset Management, LLC’s Long-Short Equity Portfolio. Mr. Johnson previously served as Senior Equity Analyst for the firm’s Small-Cap Value, Small-Mid Cap Value and Dividend All-Cap Value Portfolios. Prior to joining River Road Asset Management, LLC, he served as a Public Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Johnson graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in accounting and a Master of Accountancy. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 2005. Mr. Johnson earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2010, and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Louisville. Profile
TWST: Please give us some background on Aston Asset Management and River Road.
Mr. Johnson: Aston is an adviser to 27 mutual funds with about $14 billion in AUM as of December 31. Aston