BECKER CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC Profile
Becker Capital Management Inc. is an investment management firm based out of Portland, Oregon. The company was originally established in 1976 by Pat Becker, Sr., who is no longer with the company but whose son Patrick E. Becker, Jr. is with the company as its CIO. Becker Capital Management has grown from its inception to now operate with 28 employees of which 13 are investment professionals. The company conducts its research internally and utilizes a fundamental methodology. Becker Capital Management invests with a bottom up picking approach, allocating its assets in the value and growth stocks of companies across all caps in the public equity and fixed income markets within the U.S. The company invests most heavily in the information technology sector, which alone makes up over a fifth of its total asset allocations, and also invests in the finance, health care, industrials, consumer discretionary, energy, and consumer staples sectors, among other sectors to a lesser degree, in order of decreasing allocations. Becker Capital Management holds its allocations an average of 23.7 quarters, although it only holds its top 10 allocations an average of 10.8 quarters, and in the most recent quarter had a turnover rate of 15.22%. The company oversees over $3 billion in total assets under management spread across over 1000 total accounts, all of which are discretionary accounts. Both of the company’s total number of accounts and total managed assets have been growing in recent years with its total managed assets increasing significantly from under $2 billion back in 2010 to its current amount. Becker Capital Management mainly caters to high net worth individuals, which makes up half of its client base, and also provides to individuals, insurance companies, charities, pension and profit sharing plans, investment companies, and others. The company currently has its Becker Value Equity Fund mutual fund offering, which was originally launched in 2003.