Auxier Focus Inv
Forum Funds (Auxier)P.O. Box 588Portland, ME, 04112
J. Jeffrey Auxier,Lead Manager since July 8, 1999
Jeffrey Auxier, President and Chief Investment Officer of the Adviser since its inception in 1998, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund. He has been Portfolio Manager of the Fund (including the Predecessor Fund) since its inception in 1999. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon and began his investment career in 1982. Mr. Auxier has extensive money management experience. As a portfolio manager with Smith Barney, Mr. Auxier managed money for high net worth clients on a discretionary basis from 1988 until he founded the Adviser in July 1998. In 1993, Mr. Auxier was designated a Smith Barney Senior Portfolio Management Director, the highest rank in the company's Portfolio Management Program, and was chosen as the top Portfolio Manager from among 50 Portfolio Managers in the Smith Barney Consulting Group. In 1997 and 1998, Money magazine named him as one of their top ten brokers in the country.
In 1993, Auxier was designated a Smith Barney senior portfolio management director, and was chosen as the top portfolio manager from among 50 portfolio managers in the Smith Barney Consulting Group.
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