Michael Keogh Farr

Co-Founder at Farr, Miller & Washington LLC

Michael Keogh Farr

Michael Keogh Farr

Co-Founder at Farr, Miller & Washington LLC

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Mr. Michael K. Farr is a President at Farr, Miller & Washington LLC. He is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Farr, Miller & Washington, LLC. He is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and is responsible for overseeing the day to day activities of the firm. He is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, DC, National Association for Business Economics, The World Presidents’ Organization, International Atlantic Economic Society, and The Washington Association of Money Managers. He is founding Chairman of the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation and a Trustee of Sibley Memorial Hospital and of Sewanee, The University of the South. Prior to starting Farr, Miller & Washington, Mr. Farr was a Principal with Alex, Brown & Sons. He formerly served as Vice Chairman of the Salvation Army, Chairman of the Travelers Aid Society, and a Trustee of Ford’s Theatre; Nation’s Capital Progress Foundation; the Paul Berry Academic Scholarship Foundation; and Neediest Kids.He received his undergraduate degree from Sewanee-The University of the South.

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Vice Chairman at Sibley Memorial Hospital - Johns Hopkins Medicine

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Principal & Chief Investment Officer at Farr, Miller & Washington LLC

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Chief Financial Officer & Research Analyst at Farr, Miller & Washington LLC

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Chief Compliance Officer & Principal at Farr, Miller & Washington LLC

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President at Ford Ourisman Co., Inc.

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Founder at ECS Federal LLC

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Director at Sibley Memorial Hospital - Johns Hopkins Medicine

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Director at Sibley Memorial Hospital - Johns Hopkins Medicine

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Director at Sibley Memorial Hospital - Johns Hopkins Medicine

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Host at Home & Family Finance Radio

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Education
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The University of the South is known familiarly as “Sewanee” by its students, faculty, staff and friends and offers an unmatched educational experience. The university remains purposefully small and dedicated to building a sense of community. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate teaching assistants, and close faculty-student interaction ensures that each student enjoys a rich and personal educational experience. It is not unusual for students and faculty members to work shoulder to shoulder on research projects and journal articles, to meet for coffee at a local eatery, or to serve together as members of the university orchestra, volunteer fire department, and other civic groups.

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Member
Current

YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) connects people with successful young chief executives in a global network unlike any other. Founded in 1950 in New York City by a young president named Ray Hickok, the organization unites approximately 20,000 business leaders in more than 120 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange. A great deal has changed since YPO’s founding but certain things have remained the same: the value of a peer network and trusted mentors, the importance of ongoing education, and the need for a “safe haven” where issues can be aired in an environment of confidentiality. Over the past six decades, YPO has maintained its core commitment to these ideals while embracing change with each successive generation of young business leaders.

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Current

NABE is the premier professional association for business economists and others who use economics in the workplace. Since 1959, NABE has attracted the most prominent figures in economics, business, and academia to its membership with highly-regarded conferences, educational and career development offerings, industry surveys, and its unrivaled networking opportunities. The NABE membership is organized into subject-oriented Roundtables including: Corporate Planning, Financial, Health Economics, International, Manufacturing/Industry, Small Business/Entrepreneurship, Real Estate/Construction, Regional/Utility, Technology and Transfer Pricing. Past presidents of NABE include former Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve System, Alan Greenspan, several former Federal Reserve Governors, and other senior business leaders.

Career History
Co-Founder
1996 - Current

Farr Miller & Washington (FMW) provides asset management services based on each client's individual risk/return objectives. Their core products are: Large-Cap Growth Equity, Small/Mid-Cap Equity, Growth & Income, Fixed Income, and Wealth Builder Model portfolios.FMW's core Large Cap Growth Equity portfolio is a conservative diversified portfolio consisting of 30-40 to 40 high-quality growth companies. The portfolio employs a buy-to-hold philosophy. Its goal is to exceed the performance of the market over a full market cycle (5-7 years) without taking on more risk than the overall market. Individual weightings are no greater than 4% of total assets at purchase and the portfolio is fully invested with a target cash position of 5%. FMW targets leading companies in industries with attractive secular growth prospects that have strong management teams, great long-term track records, conservative balance sheets, high returns on capital, and sustainable free cash flow. Turnover averages roughly 25% per year, allowing FMW to ignore short-term noise in favor of long-term fundamentals.FMW's Small/Mid-Cap Product invests mainly in common stock of small and mid-cap companies. The portfolio consists of 30-40 companies with a history of consistent profits, high returns on capital, strong balance sheets, and low reinvestment requirements that trade at reasonable valuations. Stocks range from $1-$15 billion in market cap. The goal is to outperform the Russell 2500 Index over a full market cycle (3-5 years).FMW's Growth & Income product seeks to provide current income and capital appreciation through long-term investments. The portfolio typically invests the majority of its assets in common stocks and REITs. It may also invest in preferred stock, foreign common stocks/ADRs, corporate bonds and government Treasury bonds. The investment universe consists of companies/REITs with total market-cap of $1 billion or more. The portfolio seeks to reduce risk by diversifying among multiple companies and industries.FMW's fixed income portfolios primarily consist of investment grade corporate bonds, agency bonds, treasury bonds, and municipal bonds. Analysts perform credit analysis on each bond purchased. Portfolios are constructed based on each client's risk tolerance, time horizon, income needs, and tax situation. FMW's long-term views on interest rates, inflation, and the economy also play a major role in the construction of bond portfolios.FMW purchases ETFs when a client's investment objectives cannot be fully met through the purchase of individual securities or when a client seeks an index portfolio with allocations to numerous asset classes.The FMW Wealth Builder Portfolios are model portfolios that use ETFs to implement an investment allocation based on a particular level of risk. FMW offers the following risk models: 20% Equity/80% Fixed Income; 40% Equity/60% Fixed Income; 50% Equity/50% Fixed Income; 80% Equity/20% Fixed Income; and 100% Equity. Portfolios typically hold 8-20 ETFs that track well-established indices across equity and fixed income, both domestic and international.

Professional
Prior - 1995

Alex. Brown & Sons was the first investment bank in the United States, founded by Alexander Brown in 1800 and based in Baltimore, Maryland. The firm was acquired by Bankers Trust in 1997 to form BT Alex. Brown and ultimately integrated into Deutsche Bank following its acquisition in 1999.

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Trustee
Prior

Ford's Theatre Society is a non profit organization, which engages in the provision of national historic site and theatre producing live performances. Its performances include A Christmas Carol; Silent Sky; and Guys and Dolls. The firm's historic sites include museum, theatre, Petersen House, and aftermath exhibits. The company was founded by John T. Ford in 1861 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Political Donations
$1,000
2008

Senator from Virginia

$1,000
1999

Former President of United States

$500
1999

Senior Counsel at King & Spalding LLP

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