DRIEHAUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC Profile
Driehaus Capital Management LLC is an investment management firm based out of Chicago, Illinois. The company was established in 1982 by founder Richard Herman Driehaus, who continues to have an active role in the company acting as the company’s Chairmain, CIO, and director. Driehaus Capital Management conducts its research internally, utilizing a fundamental methodology to make its investment decisions. The company invests in the growth stocks of micro to large cap companies, utilizing a fundamental research based approach with bottom up stock picking. Driehaus Capital Management invests across a variety of sectors, focusing on companies that have diversified market capitalization and benchmarking its performance against various Russell and Morgan Stanley indices. The company invests most heavily in the information technology sector, which alone makes up over a quarter of its total asset allocations, and also invests in the consumer discretionary, health care, industrials, finance, and consumer staples sectors, among others to a lesser degree, in order of decreasing allocation. Driehaus Capital Management keeps its holdings for an average of 2.1 quarters and, in the most recent quarter, had a turnover rate of approximately 71.6%. The company now operates with 100 employees of which 40 are investment professionals. Driehaus Capital Management holds over $10.4 billion in total assets under management spread across 139 accounts, all of which are discretionary accounts. Although the company’s total number of accounts has been decreasing in recent years, its total assets under management has been increasing, growing significantly from $2.5 billion back in 2010 to well over four times that amount today. Driehaus Capital Management mainly caters to pooled investment vehicles, which alone makes up a third of its client base, and also provides to a variety of other clientele. The company offers a variety of mutual funds including its Active Income, Select Credit, Frontier Emerging Markets, and Event Driven funds.