An old-school approach: Woodley Farra Manion takes its large-cap strategy into the institutional market

Circa 1999, high-tech growth stocks were going up, up, up. Professional investment advisers hardly seemed necessary. And a strategy focused on unadventurous large-cap value sounded downright old school. "There were clients at the cocktail parties," remembered Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management Inc. cofounder and principal George Farra. "They heard about their friends who had [quickly] doubled their money, and it all looked pretty easy." But today, most investors still feel the sting of their recession-induced losses. Ironically, the dot-com bust...

 

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