Net Worth: $1.15 B (2015)
Fortune : Self Made
Source : Money Management
Country Of Citizenship : United States
Residence : San Diego‚ California‚ United States
Education : Bucknell University‚ Bachelor of Arts / Science
Date of Birth : 1943
Profession : Investment management
Family : Spouse(s)‚ Children:2
Charles Brandes is one of the World Top Billionaire in the Forbes World Top Billionaire List with an impressive net worth of $1.5 billion. That earns him the 655th rank in the list.
When it comes to the most successful value investors of today‚ Charles Brandes is the name. He seems to have inherited the principles in his intelligence from the Benjamin Graham’s ways of value investing. He has met Graham in San Diego while he was still struggling to be a successful stockbroker. He learnt the firsthand the techniques from Graham about undervalued investment securities.
The name of his company is Brandes Investment Partners which was founded by him in 1974 in San Diego in California. The company’s worth is now believed to be over $52.9 billion.
His Brandes Investment Partners is ranked among the top 10 International Equity Fund Managers in the world by the Thomson Financial.
Charles Brandes has also been a CFA charter holder for more than 25 years now.
The U.S. Value Equity fund of Charles Brandes‚ as of 2007‚ was seen to beat the S&P 500 index for years‚ which is an achievement in itself for him. His global equity funds have given him an average return of 19.21% over 20 years. His firm recently made major investments in the mortgage and financial sectors in companies like Countrywide Financial‚ Washington Mutual‚ Wachovia Corp. and Bank of America.
He also holds the highest shares in the Royal Bank of Scotland and General Motors.
The strategy of his success can be mostly credited to his adherence to Graham and Dodd principles and the investment research he has commissioned to investigate‚ - the "Falling Knives" strategy.Based on his studies‚ he also wrote a book in 2003 on investment strategies‚ ‘Value Investing Today’. The book was well-received by the public. Readmore...
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