Charles Brandes

Charles Brandes

Last Update: 2014-02-10

Number of Stocks: 169
Number of New Stocks: 18

Total Value: $8,103 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 8%

Countries: USA
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Charles Brandes' s Profile & Performance

Profile

Charles Brandes is the chairman of Brandes Investment Partners. He started the firm in 1974. He manages multiple portfolios including US equity and Global Equity. Charles Brandes is listed as #488 in the Forbes List of World's Richest People with a net worth of $2 billion. He is author of the book Value Investing Today

Web Page:http://www.brandes.com/

Investing Philosophy

Charles Brandes is a Benjamin Graham disciple. Brandes consistently applies value investing to all portfolios managed by the Partnership. He seeks to purchase out-of-favor securities that are trading at discounts to their intrinsic values, and then hold them until the market recognizes their true worth.

Total Holding History

Performance of U. S. Value Equity

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
201337.631.556.0
201218.5415.43.1
2011-1.042.08-3.1
3-Year Cumulative61.4 (17.3%/year)55 (15.7%/year)6.4 (1.6%/year)
201015.9515.060.9
20093526.468.5
5-Year Cumulative152.7 (20.4%/year)125.5 (17.7%/year)27.2 (2.7%/year)
2008-55.44-37-18.4
2007-15.265.61-20.9
200626.6715.7910.9
2005-4.594.91-9.5
200413.61121.6
10-Year Cumulative31 (2.7%/year)104.1 (7.4%/year)-73.1 (-4.7%/year)
200342.7828.714.1
2002-22.08-22.10.0
200116.06-11.928.0
200034.04-9.143.1
1999-12.4521-33.4
15-Year Cumulative98.5 (4.7%/year)98.3 (4.7%/year)0.2 (0%/year)
19981.6928.6-26.9
199732.9933.4-0.4
199629.47236.5
199520.9837.6-16.6
1994-3.541.3-4.8
20-Year Cumulative305.6 (7.3%/year)483.2 (9.2%/year)-177.6 (-1.9%/year)
19932410.113.9
0000.0

Top Ranked Articles

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