Founded in 1949, Cooke & Bieler is an institutional investment manager with an international client base and over 5 billion dollars under management. The firm’s long history gives a perspective often lacking in the investment management industry. The tenets of the firm’s philosophy – that fundamentals drive stock prices, that capital preservation improves returns, and that a firm’s culture shapes its investment decisions – represent the distilled wisdom of four generations of investment professionals. This wisdom has been earned over more than half a century of investment excellence and tested in good times and bad.
Cooke & Bieler has always believed that strong investment results are more important than maximizing assets under management and has managed its business accordingly. A new strategy is only introduced once the firm has found enough evidence that it can add value for clients. Specifically, the firm launched its Mid Cap Value strategy in 1998, its All Cap Value strategy in 2001, and its Small Cap Value strategy in 2008. The firm’s primary goal is always outstanding investment performance.
Cooke & Bieler is an independent firm owned by its partners with a robust system for adding new partners and accommodating retirements. Cooke & Bieler believes the partnership structure best aligns the firm’s interests with those of its clients and allows them to recruit and retain talented professionals.
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