RYE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GAMCO Investors, Inc. (“GAMCO”) (NYSE:GBL) announced today that it expects to report first quarter 2020 diluted earnings in the range of $0.40 to $0.44 per share versus $0.70 per share for the first quarter of 2019.
Assets under management were $27.5 billion at March 31, 2020, as compared to $36.5 billion at December 31, 2019 and $37.3 billion at March 31, 2019.
GAMCO will be issuing further details on its financial results in early May.
About GAMCO Investors, Inc.
Since inception in 1977, GAMCO has been identified with its research driven approach to equity investing and Private Market Value (PMV) with a CatalystTM investment approach.
GAMCO provides investment advisory services through 24 open-end funds, 16 closed-end funds, a SICAV, and approximately 1,700 institutional and private wealth management accounts, principally in the U.S. The investments are generally in value, growth, non-market correlated, and convertible securities.
GAMCO conducts its investment advisory business principally through two subsidiaries, which are registered investment advisors: Gabelli Funds, LLC (open-end and closed-end funds) and GAMCO Asset Management Inc. (Institutional and Private Wealth Management).
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