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Bernard McGinn – President and Chief Investment Officer, McGinn Investment Management

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Bernie McGinn is the President and Chief Investment Officer of McGinn Investment Management, Inc. and is responsible for all investment decisions relating to the large-cap core strategy of the firm. He began his 25-year career in the investment profession as a registered representative with Merrill Lynch and later with Kidder Peabody. Mr. McGinn founded McGinn Investment Management, Inc. in 1991.

He received a B.A. in political science from the University of Maryland, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. Mr. McGinn holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and is a member of the adjunct faculty at the McDonough School of Business graduate program at Georgetown University. Mr. McGinn served on the National Finance Committee for the American Diabetes Association from 1996 to 1998. During his tenure on the national committee, he helped implement major reforms in the investment policy. He is also a member of the Washington Society of Investment Analysts.

In 2003 and early 2004, Mr. McGinn served as a consultant to David Dreman, President and Chief Investment Officer of Dreman Value Management, LLC. In this effort, he partnered with Mr. Dreman and his staff in constructing the inaugural portfolio for the Dreman Claymore Dividend fund, which began trading on the NYSE in January 2004 under the symbol “DCS.”

At the suggestion of former Governor of Virginia Mark Warner, Mr. McGinn was asked to serve as a board member for the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. The board recruited Mr. McGinn for his skills and expertise in portfolio management with foundations and charitable organizations.


Interview Air Date: December 30, 2009


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