General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> February 10, 2003

William Van Alen Jr. – Polestar Management | John Geewax – Geewax, Terker & Co

WILLIAM L. VAN ALEN JR. is President, Director and Chairman of the Board of Polestar Management Company, The NOAH Funds advisor. An attorney engaged in the private practice of law since 1962, Mr. Van Alen observed a desire on the part of Bible-believing individuals to invest in harmony with biblical values and started The NOAH Fund in 1996. Mr. Van Alan oversees the day-to-day operations of The NOAH Funds and remains committed to shareholders and financial planners. As evidence of his mission to provide investors with diverse investment choices based on Judeo-Christian principles, he expanded the NOAH Funds in November 2002 to include five new mutual funds managed by first- class portfolio managers. Mr. Van Alen resides with his wife, Judy, outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and regularly attends a Bible-believing church near his home. Profile
JOHN J. GEEWAX is Portfolio Manager for the NOAH FUND and has been responsible, as a General Partner of Geewax, Terker & Co., for the day- to-day recommendations for the NOAH FUND since January 1998. Mr. Geewax earned his Bachelor of Science degree, his MBA and completed his PhD coursework at the University of Pennsylvania. From 1979 to 1983, he taught at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, where he, together with his partner Bruce Terker, developed the investment strategy utilized. Geewax, Terker & Co. was established as a Pennsylvania partnership in 1982 and is registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. Geewax, Terker & Co. currently serves as investment adviser to over $3.7 billion in assets as of March 31, 2004. Geewax, Terker & Co. operates as an investment advisory firm and has been rendering investment counsel, utilizing investment strategies substantially similar to that of the NOAH FUND, to individuals, pension and profit sharing plans, trusts, estates, charitable organizations and corporations since 1987. Profile
TWST: Mr. Van Alen, tell us about NOAH Funds and the investment


Mr. Van Alen: In 1977, I became a born-again Christian and it

became obvious to me that everything I did was going