When Mark Mulholland was casting about for a name for his new fund in 1995, he eschewed the path that many independent managers take of naming the offering after themselves. Instead, he decided to call his fledgling fund Matthew 25, after a New Testament Bible passage that talks about using one's talents for the glory of God.

Though his fund does not invest according to any religious principles, Mulholland, a Catholic, was struck by what realizing one's talent in the investment business could entail. "I struggled with wealth accumulation, but I realized that if I do this job well, I may need to deal with wealth," he says.

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