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Passion for Reality: The Extraordinary Life of the Investing Pioneer Paul Cabot

Michael Yogg


Paul Cabot (1898–1994) was an innovative mutual fund manager and executive known for his strong character, charismatic personality, and trendsetting financial achievements. Iconoclastic and rebellious, Cabot broke free from the Boston Brahmin trustee mold to pursue new ways of investing and serving investment clients. Cabot founded one of the first mutual funds—State Street Investment Corporation—in the early 1920s, campaigned against the corrupt practices of certain other funds in the late 1920s, and lobbied on behalf of key New Deal securities legislation in the 1930s. As Harvard University ... More

Keywords: Paul Cabot, mutual fund manager, State Street Investment Corporation, New Deal, securities legislation, Harvard University, takeover strategies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231167468
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231167468.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Yogg, author