General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> August 13, 2001

William Osher – Harris Bretall Sullivan & Smith Llc

WILLIAM D. OSHER is Senior Vice President of Harris Bretall Sullivan & Smith LLC. He is responsible for the management of the firm's Fixed Income Department and fixed income portfolios. He also serves as the firm's Chief Economist and is a Strategy Team Member. Previously, Mr. Osher was the co-Director of Fixed Income Investments for Security Pacific Investment Managers. He also served as the Portfolio Manager for the Pacific Horizon U.S. Government Securities Mutual Fund. Prior to Security Pacific, Mr. Osher was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Govaars and Associates for the Total Rate of Return Portfolios and Hedging Advisory Services. He earned his BA degree from Clarement McKenna College and his MBA in Finance and Accounting from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He earned his Certified Pension Consulting degree in 1982, and his CFA designation in 1992. Mr. Osher is the current Treasurer for the Town of Tiburon, California, and is a member of the following organizations: Association of Investment Management Research, Security Analysts of San Francisco, Government Finance Officers Association and the California Municipal Treasurers Association. Profile
TWST: Could we start out with an overview of how you approach the


Mr. Osher: My role as Chief Economist at Harris Bretall is to help

provide an understanding of the macroeconomic