Norton H. Reamer, president and chief executive officer of United Asset Management, is reaping the rewards of restraint.

Mr. Reamer has built a formidable money management business by giving loose, if not free, rein to the 49 investment boutiques he has acquired during the past 14 years. After all, he says, United Asset won't consider buying a company unless it has high regard for the managers.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.