Quote #50

Brandes' point of view

Benjamin Graham wasn't just a financial analyst, although he gave us a framework for investment analysis. He also realized that there was a behavioral component to investing and he gave us insight into how human nature impacts investment decisions. Markets have changed but human nature hasn't, which is one of the reasons that market inefficiencies exist. That's something we look to exploit at Brandes. Helping clients stay committed through a cycle is the core of our commitment to client service. 

Rhonda Berger
Brandes Director of Institutional Client Portfolio Management 

Source: The Intelligent Investor: A Book of Practical Counsel—Revised Edition, Benjamin Graham. Updated with New Commentary by Jason Zweig (HarperCollins, 1973, 2003) 

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    Rhonda Berger

    • Director, Institutional Portfolio Management

    Rhonda Berger leads the firm’s Institutional Portfolio Management group and is a member of the Investment Oversight Committee. 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. Additionally, she is an Advisory Board Member of The Brandes Center at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego. Ms. Berger is a limited partner of the firm’s parent company. Prior to her current role, she 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.