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Value-Investing Specialist

In 1974, Charles Brandes launched the firm that bears his name in San Diego, California. With absolute devotion to value investing principles, modeled after the investing style pioneered by Benjamin Graham, Charles adapted Graham’s methods to the realities of today’s global marketplace.

Brandes LP was one of the first investment firms to bring a global perspective to value investing and has consistently applied the active, deep value approach to every portfolio it manages—in all market conditions. The firm is steadfast in its approach, applies a long-term perspective to investing and business management, as firmly declared in the firm’s unique 100-Year Vision.

Learn more at: brandes.com | Brandes Value Insights.

 

Oliver Murray, CEO at Brandes Investment Partners, discusses price and value.

brandes

Founded 1974

4 Countries

5 Offices

34+ Investment Professionals

23.9B AUM

AUM in $USD as at March 31, 2024

MANAGEMENT TEAMS

Brandes All Cap Investment Committee

  • Yingbin Chen, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst responsibilities on the Technology Research Team

    Member of the Small-Cap Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 2001

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2001

    Prior Career Highlights

    Technology Officer with Citicorp

    Technology Consultant with Hewlett Packard

    Education and Skills

    International MBA (with high honors) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

    MS in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University

    Fluent in Chinese

  • Michael Hutchens, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst responsibilities on the Financial Institutions Research Team

    Member of the Small-Mid Cap and All-Cap Investment Committees

    Investment experience began in 1994

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2001

    Prior Career Highlights

    Bank examiner with the Federal Reserve System

    Education and Skills

    MBA with a concentration in finance from Columbia Business School

    BS in business with a concentration in finance from Indiana University

  • Gerardo Zamorano, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst and Team Leader responsibilities on the Telecommunications Research Team,

    Member of the Emerging Markets and All-Cap Investment Committees

    Investment experience began in 1995

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1999

    Prior Career Highlights

    Assistant Investment Officer in the Latin America Department with the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank Group)

    Education and Skills

    MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University

    BSE (magna cum laude) from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania

    Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese

  • Kenneth Little, CFAManaging Director, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Managing Director, Investments Group, leading the firm’s overall research efforts and overseeing the product investment committees

    Member of the All-Cap and Global Large-Cap Investment Committees

    Analyst and Team Leader responsibilities on the Basic Materials and Utilities Research Teams

    Member of the Senior Management Team, which is responsible for the firm’s day-to-day operations and long-term strategic direction

    Member of the Corporate Governance Committee

    Investment experience began in 1996

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1996

    Prior Career Highlights

    Senior Accountant with KPMG

    Education and Skills

    MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

    BS in accounting from the University of La Verne

    Certified Public Accountant (inactive)

Brandes Emerging Markets Investment Committee

  • Christopher J. Garrett, CFADirector, Institutional Group

    Member of the Emerging Markets Investment Committee

    Develop and service relationships with institutional consultants and clients

    Non-Executive Director of Brandes Investment Partners (Asia) Pte. Ltd. (“Brandes Asia”), which is headquartered in Singapore and is an affiliate of Brandes Investment Partners, L.P

    Investment experience began in 1990

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2000

    Prior Career Highlights

    Chief Executive Officer and Institutional Portfolio Manager for Brandes Asia

    Portfolio Manager/Analyst with Dupont Capital Management

    Corporate Loan Officer with City National Bank

    Corporate Loan Officer with First Interstate Bank of California

    Education and Skills

    MBA from Columbia University’s Columbia Business School

    BS in finance from Arizona State University

  • Gerardo Zamorano, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst and Team Leader responsibilities on the Telecommunications Research Team,

    Member of the Emerging Markets and All-Cap Investment Committees

    Investment experience began in 1995

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1999

    Prior Career Highlights

    Assistant Investment Officer in the Latin America Department with the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank Group)

    Education and Skills

    MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University

    BSE (magna cum laude) from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania

    Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese

  • Louis Y. Lau, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst responsibilities on the Financial Institutions Research Team

    Member of the Emerging Markets Investment Committee

    Product Coordinator for the Emerging Markets Portfolio

    Investment experience began in 1998

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2004

    Prior Career Highlights

    Analyst with Goldman Sachs, in investment banking and equity capital markets

    Education and Skills

    MBA in finance and accounting (with honors) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

    Director of Research and Portfolio Manager of the Wharton Investment Management Fund, a student-run, U.S. small-cap value fund

    BBA in finance (with merit) from the National University of Singapore

    Studied at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and New York University

    Fluent in Chinese

     

  • Mauricio Abadia, MBAAnalyst

    Analyst responsibilities on the Utilities Research Team

    Member of the Emerging Markets Investment Committee

    Member of the Brandes Institute Advisory Board

    Investment experience began in 2006

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2010

    Prior Career Highlights

    Senior Consultant with Deloitte

    Education and Skills

    MBA (with honors) from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

    BS in systems engineering (with distinction) from the University of Virginia

    Fluent in Spanish

Brandes Fixed Income Investment Committee

  • Timothy M. Doyle, CFAFixed Income Portfolio Manager

    Fixed Income Portfolio Manager and Analyst, involved in strategy development, portfolio management and trading

    Member of the Fixed Income Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 1995

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2000

    Prior Career Highlights

    Assistant Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Scudder Kemper Investments (which later became Deutsche Asset Management)

    S. Government/U.S. Agency Sector Team Leader

    Investment Policy Committee member

    Education and Skills

    MBA in finance and economics from Loyola University

    BS in finance from Marquette University

  • David J. Gilson, CFASenior Fixed Income Analyst

    Associate Portfolio Manager and Analyst for the Brandes Fixed Income Group, involved in corporate bond research, strategy development, portfolio management and trading

    Member of the Fixed Income Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 1988

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2002

    Prior Career Highlights

    President of VALUE Restoration (consulting to corporations in turnaround situations)

    CFO of James Page Brewing

    Bond Analyst with Fleet Securities and BancAmerica Robertson Stephens, covering high-yield media and telecommunications credits

    Associate Fund Manager and Senior Analyst with American Express Financial Advisors, responsible for high-yield funds and an equity hedge fund

    Education and Skills

    BBA from Baylor University

  • Charles S. Gramling, CFADirector, Fixed Income

    Fixed Income Director for the Brandes Fixed Income Group, leading the group in all areas, including strategy development, portfolio management and trading

    Member of the Fixed Income Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 1993

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1999

    Prior Career Highlights

    Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Scudder Kemper Investments (which later became Deutsche Asset Management),

    Provided accounting and financial management services to the portfolio companies of the Polaris Group, a mezzanine finance company

    Auditor with Arthur Young

    Education and Skills

    BS in accounting from Marquette University

Brandes Global Large Cap Investment Committee

  • Brent FredbergDirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst and Team Leader responsibilities on the Technology Research Team

    Member of the Global Large-Cap Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 1994

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1999

    Prior Career Highlights

    Financial Analyst and Controller with Raytheon/Amana Appliances

    Education and Skills

    MBA (with distinction) from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management

    BS in finance (with distinction) from the University of Iowa

    Certified Public Accountant (inactive)

    Certified Management Accountant (inactive)

  • Ted Kim, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst and Team Leader responsibilities on the Industrials Research Team

    Member of the Global Large-Cap Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 2000

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2000

    Prior Career Highlights

    Product and Manufacturing Engineer with Ford Motor Company

    Education and Skills

    MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University

    MS in system design and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    BS in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Kenneth Little, CFAManaging Director, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Managing Director, Investments Group, leading the firm’s overall research efforts and overseeing the product investment committees

    Member of the All-Cap and Global Large-Cap Investment Committees

    Analyst and Team Leader responsibilities on the Basic Materials and Utilities Research Teams

    Member of the Senior Management Team, which is responsible for the firm’s day-to-day operations and long-term strategic direction

    Member of the Corporate Governance Committee

    Investment experience began in 1996

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1996

    Prior Career Highlights

    Senior Accountant with KPMG

    Education and Skills

    MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

    BS in accounting from the University of La Verne

    Certified Public Accountant (inactive)

  • Brian A. Matthews, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst responsibilities on the Telecommunications Research Team

    Member of the Global Large-Cap Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 2000

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2002

    Prior Career Highlights

    Member of the Small-Cap Investment Committee with Brandes Investment Partners

    Investment Banking Analyst with Merrill Lynch

    Education and Skills

    BS with concentrations in finance and management (summa cum laude) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Brandes International Large Cap Investment Committee

  • Jeffrey Germain, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst responsibilities on the Basic Materials Research Team

    Member of the International Large-Cap Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 2001

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2001

    Prior Career Highlights

    Financial Analyst with Harcourt

    CFO of Golf Destinations

    Education and Skills

    BS in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Amelia Maccoun Morris, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Director, Investments Group, overseeing and directing equity research activities in the consumer sector, and covering the European retail and telecommunications services industries

    Member of the International Large-Cap Investment Committee

    Relevant experience began in 1986

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1998

    Prior Career Highlights

    Member of the Emerging Markets Investment Committee with Brandes Investment Partners

    Member of the Investment Oversight Committee with Brandes Investment Partners

    Member of the Brandes Institute Advisory Board

    Education and Skills

    MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

    AB in economics (Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude) from the University of California, Davis

  • Shingo Omura, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst and Team Leader responsibilities on the Health Care Research Team

    Member of the International Large-Cap Investment Committee

    Primary Product Coordinator for the Japan Equity strategy

    Member of the Corporate Governance Committee

    Investment experience began in 2001

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2005

    Prior Career Highlights

    Sell-Side Research Analyst (covering basic materials and utilities companies) in Japan

    Education and Skills

    MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

    BA in economics from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan

  • Luiz G. SauerbronnDirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst responsibilities on the Industrials Research Team

    Member of the International Large-Cap and Small-Cap Investment Committees

    Member of the Corporate Governance Committee

    Investment experience began in 1995

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2001

    Prior Career Highlights

    Summer Associate with J.P. Morgan

    Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory Team with Banco Brascan (part of Brookfield Asset Management) in Brazil

    Trainee with Royal Dutch Shell

    Education and Skills

    MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

    BS in economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

  • Brent V. Woods, CFAChief Executive Officer

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Chief Executive Officer, leading the firm’s Senior Management Team, which is responsible for day-to-day operations and long-term strategic direction

    Member of the International Large-Cap Investment Committee

    Prior Career Highlights

    Managing Director, Investments Group with Brandes Investment Partners, responsible for the firm’s securities research efforts and oversight of the product investment committees

    Investment experience began in 1995

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1995

    Education and Skills

    JD (cum laude) from Harvard Law School

    Master’s in international studies from St. John’s College at Cambridge University, England

    AB (Phi Beta Kappa) from Princeton University

Brandes Small Cap Investment Committee

  • Bryan Barrett

    Bryan Barrett is an analyst on the Industrials and Financial Institutions Research Teams, covering global capital goods and commercial services companies, as well as global banks, insurance, holding companies and capital markets firms.

    Prior to joining Brandes, Mr. Barrett completed the Research Associate program at Brandes Investment Partners on the Financial Institutions Research Team. He earned a BA in philosophy (with honors) and a BA in economics from the University of Southern California. His relevant experience began in 2008 and he joined Brandes the same year.

  • Yingbin Chen, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst responsibilities on the Technology Research Team

    Member of the Small-Cap Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 2001

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2001

    Prior Career Highlights

    Technology Officer with Citicorp

    Technology Consultant with Hewlett Packard

    Education and Skills

    International MBA (with high honors) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

    MS in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University

    Fluent in Chinese

  • Mark Costa, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst responsibilities on the Industrials Research Team

    Member of the Small-Cap Investment Committee

    Product Coordinator for the Small-Cap Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 2000

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2000

    Education and Skills

    BS in finance with distinction from San Diego State University

  • Luiz G. SauerbronnDirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst responsibilities on the Industrials Research Team

    Member of the International Large-Cap and Small-Cap Investment Committees

    Member of the Corporate Governance Committee

    Investment experience began in 1995

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2001

    Prior Career Highlights

    Summer Associate with J.P. Morgan

    Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory Team with Banco Brascan (part of Brookfield Asset Management) in Brazil

    Trainee with Royal Dutch Shell

    Education and Skills

    MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

    BS in economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro