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Sidestepping The Tech Wreck

Traders Magazine, January 2001

Kathryn M. Welling

As Chairman and President of GE Investment Corp., John Myers rides herd over the corporate behemoth's massive pension and institutional investment arm with an innate conservatism that is serving GE, and its pensioners, quite well amid today's turbulent markets. But also with a probing mindset and independent streak that defies homogenization in the herd, both of which he recently shared in this Q&A.

I read recently that the mammoth GE pension fund you oversee deftly avoided most of the misery in techs. How in the world did you manage to sell 'em, while running billions upon billions of institutional money, John?

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