Charles Brandes

Charles Brandes

Last Update: 2014-11-12

Number of Stocks: 160
Number of New Stocks: 18

Total Value: $7,543 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 6%

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

Value – The New Alternative by Charles Brandes (Notes from Thursday's 8th Value Investors' Conference in Omaha)
Charles Brandes is the only person who met Ben Graham other than Warren Buffett on our List of Gurus. He gave a presentation at the 8th Value Investor’s Conference at Omaha before the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.B) shareholder meeting. More than 172 investors from 20 countries come to Omaha, Neb., on April 28, 2011, for the annual Value Investors’ Conference. The conference was held in L.A. in the previous years, right before the Wesco shareholder meeting. This year it is moved to Omaha. After the conference attendees will be able to join tens of thousands of others at Berkshire’s annual meeting on Saturday. Read more...
Ben Graham’s Disciple: Charles H. Brandes
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Time to Buy Home Builders at First Hints of Optimism?
Much data is coming out suggesting that the housing bottom may have finally been reached, and small growth is finally budding. Does this mean value investors could get some bargains in the industry? Arnold Van Den Berg of Century Management seems to think so. He is stepping out where many other investors fear to tread. This quarter he added enough to his position in Toll Brothers (TOL) to make it his eighth largest position. Several other gurus are venturing into the space amid rising optimism. Read more...
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Value Investor Charles Brandes Thinks Large Russian Companies Are Unbelievably Cheap
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A Complete List of Books Written By the Gurus
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Target Is Doing Better Nearly a Year After Security Violation Charles Brandes,Jim Simons - Target Is Doing Better Nearly A Year After Security Violation
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Charles Brandes' Q3 2014 Commentary - China at a Crossroads: Brandes Analyst Insights
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A Fairly Profitable Midwestern Bank
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