Robert G. Hagstrom

Robert G. Hagstrom

Robert Hagstrom currently serves as Portfolio Manager of the Legg Mason Growth Trust mutual fund (formerly Legg Mason Focus Trust) and manages the Growth Equity strategy for institutional investors. Previously, Robert served as President and Chief Investment Officer of Legg Mason Focus Capital and prior to that was General Partner of Focus Capital Advisory. Prior to working with Focus Capital, he was a Principal at Lloyd, Leith and Sawin. Robert acted as Portfolio Manager with First Fidelity Bank from 1989 to 1991. From 1984 to 1989, he was a Financial Advisor for Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. Robert earned a B.A. and M.A. from Villanova University. Robert received the CFA designation in 1992 and is a member of The CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia.
Robert is also known for his best-selling book, The Warren Buffett Way: Investment Strategies of the World’s Greatest Investor. He has also written a number of investment books including: The NASCAR Way: The Business That Drives the Sport; The Warren Buffett Portfolio: Mastering the Power of the Focus Investment Strategy; The Essential Buffett: Timeless Principles For a New Economy; Investing: The Last Liberal Art; and his latest book The Detective and The Investor: Uncovering Investment Techniques from the Legendary Sleuths. Robert received the CFA designation in 1992 and is a member of The CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia.