Value reflects more than our investment style. It defines who we are, and our relationship with each other and those we serve. It determines how and why we do business.
Brandes understands institutional plans need to meet two main fiduciary responsibilities:
Brandes specializes in helping institutional plans meet their long-term fiduciary responsibilities. Our value-focused strategies are designed to be an integral part of your plan’s asset allocation mix.
Our equity and fixed-income strategies offer:
Our mutual funds and separate accounts are available for:
Our Institutional Team is ready to help.
Consider how our service orientation and value commitment can help you meet your long-term institutional investing obligations.
Grant Duncan is responsible for the firm’s institutional business development and client service in the United States. Before joining Brandes, Mr. Duncan was a consultant for Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, where he helped clients develop and implement customized asset-allocation plans. He received his BS in Marketing from Clemson University – College of Business and Behavioral Science. Mr. Duncan’s relevant experience began in 1994 and he joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2000.
Christopher Garrett is a Director with the firm’s Institutional Group and a member of the firm’s Emerging Markets Investment Committee. He is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with institutional consultants and clients. Additionally, Mr. Garrett is a Non-Executive Director of Brandes Investment Partners (Asia) Pte. Ltd. (“Brandes Asia”), an affiliate company of Brandes Investment Partners, L.P., headquartered in Singapore. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer and Institutional Portfolio Manager for Brandes Asia. Mr. Garrett is a limited partner of the firm’s parent company.
Before joining the firm, he was a Portfolio Manager/Analyst with DuPont Capital Management and was a Corporate Loan Officer with City National Bank and Interstate Bank of California. Mr. Garrett earned his BS in finance from Arizona State University and his MBA from Columbia Business School. His investment experience began in 1990 and he joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2000.
Michael Israel works in close coordination with the firm’s Investment Committees, institutional clients, prospects and consultants to provide insights and interpretation of the firm’s portfolio strategies and investment philosophy. Mr. Israel also ensures that the firm accommodates client-specific guidelines and considers existing portfolio allocations when implementing investment decisions. Additionally, he leads the firm’s North American Institutional Business, which is responsible for business development, consultant relations and national accounts. Mr. Israel is a limited partner of the firm’s parent company.
Before joining Brandes, he was a Senior Trader with Charles Schwab, a Faculty Associate Professor of finance at Arizona State University (teaching security analysis and portfolio management) and a Logistics Officer on nuclear powered submarines in the United States Navy. Mr. Israel holds an MBA from Arizona State University and a BA in finance from George Washington University. His relevant experience began in 1994 and he joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1999.
Timothy Newburn is responsible for developing and servicing relationships with institutional clients and consultants for Brandes Investment Partners in Canada. Previously, he was a Regional Director with Brandes, a Vice President with Trimark Investment Management and an Investment Executive with BMO Nesbitt Burns. Mr. Newburn holds a BA in economics and political science from the University of Toronto and is a holder of the FCSI (Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute) designation. His relevant experience began in 1995 and he joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2002.
Rhonda Berger leads the firm’s Institutional Portfolio Management group and is a member of the Investment Oversight Committee. Additionally, she is an Advisory Board Member of The Brandes Center at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego. She works with institutional clients and their consultants to provide insights and interpretation of the firm’s portfolio strategies and investment philosophy. She coordinates with the firm’s investment committees to accommodate client-specific guidelines and to consider existing portfolio allocations when implementing investment decisions. She is a limited partner of the firm’s parent company. Prior to her current role, Ms. Berger was an Institutional Client Portfolio Manager on various strategies and a Product Specialist with the firm’s Mid Cap strategies.
Before joining Brandes, she was a Managing Director in international equities with Dresdner Kleinwort Benson where she oversaw the Japanese Equity Research Sales Desk. Ms. Berger earned her BA in economics from Wellesley College and her MBA with a concentration in finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Her relevant experience began in 1987 and she joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2002.
Lawrence Taylor works with institutional clients and their consultants to provide insights and interpretation of the firm’s portfolio strategies and investment philosophy. He coordinates with Investment Committees to ensure that the firm accommodates client-specific guidelines and considers existing portfolio allocations when implementing investment decisions.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Taylor was an Associate Portfolio Manager/Analyst at Brandes. Before joining the firm, he was an Investment Analyst with the San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System. Mr. Taylor holds a BA from the University of California, San Diego. His relevant experience began in 1993 and he joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1995.
Oliver Murray leads the firm’s global client service, sales and marketing efforts. He is a member of the Senior Management Team, which oversees the firm’s day-to-day operations and long-term strategic direction. In addition to these roles, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Bridgehouse Asset Managers, the firm’s Canadian operations, where he oversees all functional areas. Mr. Murray is a member of The Brandes Center at UC San Diego Advisory Board.
Before joining Brandes, Mr. Murray was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with Mackenzie Investments. Before that, he was Executive Vice President, Operations with Trimark Investment Management Inc. Mr. Murray is the Chair of the Ireland Fund of Canada. He was a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) and FundSERV (Canada). His relevant experience began in 1996 and he joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2002.