Frank Sands

Last Update: 05-16-2016

Number of Stocks: 51
Number of New Stocks: 1

Total Value: $33,855 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 3%

Countries: USA
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Frank Sands' s Profile & Performance

Profile

Frank M. Sands, Jr., CFA is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Sands Capital Management, an investment management firm focused on investing in quality growth businesses throughout the world. He spends most of his time on investment research and decision making, and business strategy. Sands Capital Management was founded by his father, Frank M. Sands, Sr. in 1992. Frank Sands, Jr. joined the firm in 2000 after working for six years as a research analyst and portfolio manager for Fayez Sarofim & Co., an institutional investment management firm based in Houston, Texas. Since joining Sands Capital Management, working alongside his father, the firm has continued to produce strong investment results for its clients and has grown from approximately $900 million in assets under management to over $15 billion. The firm has two primary concentrated growth strategies: Select Growth, emphasizing rapidly growing innovative businesses, and Global Growth, emphasizing rapidly growing business all over the world. Frank earned a BA from Washington & Lee University, an MS from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. Frank resides in McLean, Virginia with his wife, Jessica, and their three young children, Jackson, Ella, and Hart.

Investing Philosophy

Sands Capital believes that over time stock prices reflect the earnings growth of their underlying businesses. Their team is dedicated to identifying the relatively small number of truly exceptional growth businesses that they expect to own for many years.

Total Holding History

Performance of Select Growth Portfolio

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
2015-7.51.19-8.7
2014913.69-4.7
201342.232.399.8
3-Year Cumulative43.4 (12.8%/year)52.3 (15.1%/year)-8.9 (-2.3%/year)
201224.1168.1
20112.52.110.4
5-Year Cumulative82.4 (12.8%/year)80.4 (12.5%/year)2 (0.3%/year)
201026.515.0611.4
200971.426.4644.9
2008-48.7-37-11.7
200719.25.4913.7
2006-5.715.79-21.5
10-Year Cumulative128 (8.6%/year)102 (7.3%/year)26 (1.3%/year)
200510.54.915.6
200420.510.889.6
200336.328.687.6
2002-27.2-22.1-5.1
2001-15.8-11.89-3.9
15-Year Cumulative153.7 (6.4%/year)107.5 (5%/year)46.2 (1.4%/year)
2000-18.4-9.1-9.3
199947.621.0426.6
199854.128.5825.5
199730.233.36-3.2
199638.122.9615.1
20-Year Cumulative746.5 (11.3%/year)381.4 (8.2%/year)365.1 (3.1%/year)
199542.337.584.7
19943.21.321.9
1993-0.410.08-10.5
19925.47.62-2.2

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