Small-Mid Cap Investment Committee

Small-Mid Cap Investment Committee

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Chris Duncan, CFA
Senior Analyst

  • Experience
    • Current Responsibilities
      • Analyst responsibilities on the Basic Materials Research Team
      • Member of the Small-Mid Cap Investment Committee
    • Experience began in 2001
    • Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2006
    • Prior Career Highlights
      • M&A Analyst with NCR Corporation
  • Education and Skills
    • MBA (with honors) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
    • BS in finance from the University of Dayton

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Michael Hutchens, CFA
Director, Investments Group

  • Experience
    • Current Responsibilities
      • Analyst responsibilities on the Financial Institutions Research Team
      • Member of the Small-Mid Cap and All-Cap Investment Committees
    • Experience began in 1994
    • Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2001
    • Limited partner of the firm’s parent company
    • Prior Career Highlights
      • Bank examiner with the Federal Reserve System
  • Education and Skills
    • MBA with a concentration in finance from Columbia Business School
    • BS in business with a concentration in finance from Indiana University


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Greg Rippel, CFA
Director, Investments Group

  • Experience
    • Current Responsibilities
      • Analyst responsibilities on the Consumer Products Research Team
      • Member of the Small-Mid Cap Investment Committee
    • Experience began in 1995
    • Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2001
    • Limited partner of the firm’s parent company
    • Prior Career Highlights
      • Member of Emerging Markets Investment Committee with Brandes Investment Partners
      • Underwriter with Greyrock Capital (subsidiary of Bank of America)
      • Senior Associate with Coopers & Lybrand
  • Education and Skills
    • MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin
    • BA in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Certified Public Accountant (inactive)