Francis Gannon is a Principal and Assistant Portfolio Manager for Royce & Associates, LLC, a firm he joined in 2006. The company is the investment adviser for The Royce Funds.
Prior to joining Royce & Associates. Gannon worked as chief investment strategist with AIG SunAmerica Asset Management. Under his portfolio management supervision, SunAmerica Growth and Income Fund was listed in Gene Walden’s hook, The 100 Best Mutual Funds to Own in America (4th Ed.) in 2001. He was a regular panelist on Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street for several years and has more than 13 years of investment management experience.
Gannon has a BA in English and Economics and an MA in English Literature from Boston College. He is married and has three children, named Francis Jr., Charlotte, and Emmett.
A fourth-generation Irish American, Gannon is a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, which once named him Young Irish-American of the Year. Gannon traces his Irish ancestry to Counties Mayo and Roscommon.