Chuck Akre is the founder of Akre Capital Management LLC. As of 2007, his firm manages $2.6 billion. He has been in the securities business since 1968, and continues to be the primary person responsible for his firm's investment advisory services and investment selection. Akre also serves as sub-advisor of FBR Small Cap. He was named to Barron's "Top 100 Mutual Fund Managers" list from 2003-2006, one of only two small cap growth managers to make the list four consecutive years.
Chuck Akre employs a classic value approach in selecting companies for his portfolio. He likes to buy companies with strong business model demonstrating consistent earnings growth, high return on equity or high compound growth rate in book value per share. He also looks at the quality of the management. Ackre likes companies with a return on equity above 15%, shareholder friendly management, and a price to free cash flow ration below 15. Chuck Akre's portfolio turnover is remarkably low. His portfolio is also concentrated, with about 40 stocks, and his top four holdings typically make up over 40% of assets.