General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> October 31, 2011
Whitney R. Tilson is the Founder and Managing Partner of T2 Partners LLC and the Tilson Mutual Funds. T2 Partners manages three value-oriented private investment partnerships - the T2 Accredited Fund, the Tilson Offshore Fund and the T2 Qualified Fund - and Tilson Mutual Funds is composed of two value-based mutual funds, the Tilson Focus Fund and the Tilson Dividend Fund. Mr. Tilson is also the Co-Founder, Chairman and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Value Investor Insight, an investment newsletter, and is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Value Investing Congress, a biannual investment conference in New York City and Los Angeles. Before launching his investment career in 1999, Mr. Tilson spent five years working with Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter studying the competitiveness of inner cities and inner-city-based companies nationwide. Mr. Tilson also led the effort to create ICV Partners, a national for-profit private equity fund focused on minority-owned and inner-city businesses that has raised nearly $500 million. Before business school, Mr. Tilson was a Founding Member of Teach for America and then spent two years as a Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. Profile
TWST: Would you begin by introducing us to your T2 Partners?
Mr. Tilson: The firm was founded almost 13 years ago, and there are two Principals, Glenn Tongue and myself. We manage about $150 million.