SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Independent investment manager Wasatch Advisors has rebranded as Wasatch Global Investors, the firm announced today. There are no changes in ownership, employees, philosophy or process.
“The name Wasatch Global Investors better reflects our global business and clearly expresses our 100% focus on investment management,” said Eric Bergeson, President. “Our roots are in U.S. small-cap investing, but our process has proven successful in identifying high-quality businesses of all sizes around the world. Today, almost half of our $18.5 billion in assets under management is invested in dedicated ex-U.S. and global strategies.”
Wasatch CEO and portfolio manager JB Taylor said, “Our new name highlights our heritage as long-term investors. Our advantage starts with our culture, and a long-term perspective is part of that. Our best ideas come from seeing future potential, not short-term opportunities for trading or speculation.”
Wasatch offers 16 strategies that span market caps and geographies. Across all of them, what most defines Wasatch’s approach is a collaborative culture that embraces unique and diverging viewpoints. Taylor said, “To get to our best ideas, we debate—sometimes fiercely—with a motto of disagreeing without being disagreeable. Our employees are diverse, curious, creative and, most importantly, a team.”
Wasatch’s team members bring a truly global perspective to investment management, having lived in 42 countries and speaking 23 languages. Last year, the team visited 23 countries performing intensive due diligence to find the highest-quality, long-duration growth companies in the world.
In conjunction with its name change, Wasatch Global Investors today unveiled new visual branding and launched a new website, wasatchglobal.com, serving both institutional and individual investors.
About Wasatch Global Investors
Wasatch Global Investors is a 100% employee-owned investment manager founded in 1975 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. Named after the nearby Wasatch Mountain Range, the firm brings unparalleled experience to U.S. and international micro-, small- and mid-cap investing with a culture that emphasizes collaboration, excellence and intellectual curiosity. Wasatch had $18.5 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2019. Wasatch Global Investors is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Learn more at wasatchglobal.com.