Michael B. O'Higgins
About Michael B. O'Higgins
Michael B. O'Higgins was born in San Tomé, Venezuela in 1947. Due to his father’s employment in the petroleum industry, he grew up living and studying in various countries in South America, Southeast Asia, North Africa and Europe before returning to the United States in 1965.
After earning a B.S. in Economics from Siena College in 1970 and working briefly for New York State and the Procter & Gamble Company, he entered the investment business in 1971 as a stockbroker trainee for Spencer Trask & Company working there, and later at White, Weld & Company, until he decided to start his own money management firm in early 1978.
Considered one of the top money managers in the United States since 1978, Mr. O'Higgins has been the subject of articles in Time Magazine, Barron’s, Forbes, Business Week, Money Magazine, Financial World, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Financial Times, as well as being a special guest on CNBC’s Smart Money and a regular guest on PBS’s Nightly Business Report.
Mr. O'Higgins is also the author of the best-selling investment classic: Beating The Dow (HarperCollins, 1991), which popularized the very successful "Dogs of the Dow" strategy, as well as Beating The Dow With Bonds (HarperCollins, 1999), which shows investors how to outperform the pros with bonds.