LOS ANGELES--()--Aristotle Capital Management, LLC (“Aristotle”), a value-oriented investment management firm for institutional and high net worth clients, today announced the expansion of its team with the appointment of three seasoned professionals. Jay Cunningham, CFA and Eric Gerritse have joined the Investment Management team as senior research analyst and research analyst, respectively, and Andrew Shapiro has been appointed a director of trading.
“These new appointments demonstrate our commitment to attracting the highest caliber talent so that we can continue to do the in-depth fundamental company analysis that enables us to deliver optimal risk-adjusted returns to our clients.”
“Jay, Eric and Andrew bring considerable knowledge and experience to Aristotle, and will be invaluable as we continue to execute on our key investment strategies - Domestic Value Equity, International Equity, Global Equity and Global Opportunity,” said Howard Gleicher, CEO and Chief Investment Officer. “These new appointments demonstrate our commitment to attracting the highest caliber talent so that we can continue to do the in-depth fundamental company analysis that enables us to deliver optimal risk-adjusted returns to our clients.”
Jay Cunningham, CFA brings over 18 years of investment experience to Aristotle. For the past seven years he served as senior vice president and senior research analyst for Metropolitan West Capital Management, LLC, working with Howard from his hiring in 2005 until Howard’s departure in late 2010. Previously, Mr. Cunningham held senior analyst positions at Hibernia Southcoast Capital, AIM Investments, and the Retirement Systems of Alabama. Mr. Cunningham, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Alabama and his MBA from Auburn University.
Eric Gerritse joins Aristotle with over 17 years of overseas investment experience. While he was based in the Netherlands, he was a senior fund analyst at ABN AMRO Advisors and an analyst at MeesPierson, the private wealth division of Fortis Bank, where he covered U.S. and global equities. Mr. Gerritse earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Haagse Hogeschool and speaks several languages including Dutch and Spanish. He is also a CFA level III candidate.
A veteran of securities trading, Andrew Shapiro brings over 28 years of investment experience to Aristotle. Previously, he was senior vice president of trading at Metropolitan West Capital Management, LLC, trading manager at Palley-Needelman Asset Management. Inc., listed equity trader at Cantor Fitzgerald & Company and a floor broker for Lehman Brothers at the Pacific Stock Exchange. Mr. Shapiro earned his Bachelor of Science degree from New York University.
About Aristotle Capital Management, LLC
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Aristotle Capital Management, LLC (“Aristotle”) is a value-oriented investment management firm with a unique and highly disciplined approach to investing in high-quality companies. Investment decisions are based on our investment team’s long collective experience, in-depth fundamental research and our ability to assess and act on change. Our long-term investment horizon is aligned with our clients’ goals to grow assets and control risk. Aristotle offers multiple investment solutions including Domestic Value Equity, International Equity, Global Equity, and a Global Opportunity strategy. Our clients include public and ERISA funds, corporations, foundations, endowments, Taft Hartley, charitable organizations and high net worth individuals. Please visit www.aristotlecap.com for more information.