LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aristotle Capital Management, LLC (“Aristotle”), a value-oriented investment management firm for institutional and high net worth clients, today announced the appointment of Eric T. Smith, CFA as a managing director for the Client Service and Marketing team.
"We are delighted to add another professional of Eric’s caliber to Aristotle’s Client Service and Marketing team,” said Howard Gleicher, CFA, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of the firm. "Given Eric’s familiarity with the Aristotle approach to investing, he will be extremely beneficial in providing our clients and consultants the information they need in the most direct and easy-to-understand manner.”
Mr. Smith brings more than 36 years of investment and relationship management experience to Aristotle. Most recently, he was a managing director, portfolio relationship manager and Director of Client Services at Metropolitan West Capital Management, LLC. Previously, he served as a senior vice president and portfolio manager with Bank of America Capital Management while managing the Private Bank's Investment Unit in the Southern Region of California; as vice president and portfolio manager with The Chase Manhattan Private Bank; and as senior vice president and portfolio manager with Van Deventer & Hoch, Investment Counsel. He began his career in 1977 as a securities analyst and has held positions in investment research, portfolio management and client services.
“With his many decades in the investment business, Eric brings tremendous talent from both an investment management and a client service perspective,” said Steve Borowski, President of Aristotle. “We believe his honesty, integrity and longevity in the industry can only enhance our relationships with clients and consultants.”
“I am excited to join many former colleagues at Aristotle who possess an excellent reputation within the industry,” said Eric Smith. “Aristotle already has a strong team in place and I am thrilled to be part of building the company into a world-class independent investment management firm.”
Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and an MBA from California State University, Long Beach. He is a CFA® Charterholder. Mr. Smith is also a member of CFA Society of Los Angeles and a founding member of CFA Society Orange County. Active in his community, Mr. Smith and his wife support various charities in Los Angeles and Orange County that help underprivileged community members.
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 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.