DEPRINCE RACE & ZOLLO INC Profile
Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. is a private investment management company based out of Winter Park, Florida. The company operates as a boutique investment firm and was originally established in 1995 by cofounders Victor A. Zollo, Gregory M. DePrince, and John D. Race, all three of whom are still with the company today. Deprince Race & Zollo focuses on a value methodology that emphasizes dividend yield, low long term relative valuation, and fundamental catalyst. The company conducts its research internally and utilizes a bottom up stock selection approach to locate undervalued stocks with a dividend yield. Deprince Race & Zollo invests most heavily in the finance sector, which alone makes up almost a third of its total asset allocations, and the firm also invests in the industrials, energy, consumer discretionary, materials, information technology, and consumer staples sectors, among others to a lesser degree, in order of decreasing allocation. The company has 47 employees with 21 investment professionals and is headed by two of the founders, John D. Race and Victor A. Zollo Jr., who act as the firm’s co-CEOs. Deprince Race & Zollo currently holds approximately $7.9 billion in total assets under management spread across 151 accounts, all of which are discretionary. Although its total number of accounts held has remained around the 150 mark in recent years, its total assets under management has grown significantly, increasing from $3.1 billion to well over twice that amount today. The company caters to a diverse client base including pension and profit sharing plans, its largest clientele group which alone makes up approximately a third of its client base, state or municipal entities, charities, corporations, investment advisors, investment companies, pooled investment vehicles, and others, in order of decreasing clientele. Deprince Race & Zollo currently offers a variety of strategies including its U.S. SMID- Cap Value, Global Value, International Value, Emerging Markets Value, and Alternative strategies.