William B. Patterson, CFA, has over 30 years of experience in the equity and fixed income markets and has been responsible for the portfolio management of assets of over $4.2 billion. He has been a senior portfolio manager with Credit Suisse Asset Management (previously DLJ Asset Management), Chase Manhattan Bank, Bankers Trust, and Scudder Stevens & Clark. In addition, he was a portfolio manager and research analyst with McCullough and Associates LLC, an equity investment management firm based in San Francisco. Then, along with Rick Cullen, he formed CPCM. He has a BA in Economics from Claremont McKenna College, an MBA in Finance from the University of Southern California and a CFA from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts. He also is a member of the CFA Society San Francisco (CFASF).