General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> December 13, 2019

Taking a Bottom-Up Approach to Microcap Investing

Hartman, Brendan J.
Brendan J. Hartman is a Portfolio Manager at Royce & Associates, LP. Prior to joining Royce & Associates, Mr. Hartman co-founded and managed a hedge fund for Rebus Partners. Prior to that, he was employed by Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, LLC from 2001 to 2008 and served as Co-Manager for the Mid Cap, Smid Cap, 130/30 Fund and CRM Partners LP funds. Prior to that, he was a senior analyst, equity research with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 1997 to 2000. He began his career with Salomon Brothers from 1996 to 1997 as an equity research analyst. Mr. Hartman holds a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University and a Master of Business Administration from New York University. Profile
John H. Davis is Director of Communications and Marketing at Royce & Associates, LP. He has 30 years of investment industry experience. Mr. Davis joined Royce in 1990 as a client service representative and, after attending graduate school, began working in the firm’s Marketing Department in 1997. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Massachusetts–Boston and an ABD designation in English literature from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Profile
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TWST: To start, would you introduce Royce and Associates and Royce Funds to our readers with a bit of a snapshot of the firm?

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