Our History

L. Roy Papp, the founder of our firm, began his career in 1955 with the investment counseling firm of Stein, Roe & Farnham in Chicago, Illinois. In his 21 years there, he rose to be a senior partner and a member of its Investment Policy Committee. In 1969, he was appointed to the board of directors of the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA). In 1975, he accepted a presidential appointment as the U.S. director of and ambassador to the Asian Development Bank. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he served in Manila, Philippine Islands, for two years.

Roy returned to the United States in 1977, and in 1978 he established the investment counseling firm L. Roy Papp & Associates, LLP, in Phoenix, Arizona. The firm was a sole proprietorship from 1978 until 1989, when it became a partnership. Over the years, the firm has grown and as of June 30, 2013, has nine professional and eight administrative staff members. L. Roy Papp & Associates, LLP, has managed individual, endowment, foundation and other not-for-profit investment portfolios for more than 32 years. We have more than 20 years of experience managing two large cap growth mutual funds and more than 10 years of experience managing a small and mid-cap growth mutual fund. 

 

 

 

 

 
     
 

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