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No one available today brings together a greater knowledge of Benjamin Graham's work on value investing and more experience applying his principles globally than we do at Gracor Investors.

Joe Cortopassi is the founder of Gracor Investors, Inc.  For over 11 years, before forming Gracor, Joe was a member of the Investment Committee at Brandes Investment Partners, the pioneering global value manager based in San Diego.  When Joe started with Brandes in early 1994, assets under management were $2.8 billion.  At the time of his departure, the firm was managing $95 billion for clients around the world.

Value investing is the heart and soul of our investment strategy, but it is not dogma.  We follow Benjamin Graham’s principles because we realize we do not have a divine right to exist as a firm.  That is why we have such a strong relationship with Graham's work.

Graham's principles are just as relevant today as they were when he began writing about them in 1934.  That is the nature of principles; they are truths about the way things operate.  Principles endure, and they are the key to successful investing.

For more than seventy years, the vast majority of successful investors have followed Graham’s principles.  From famous names such as Brandes, Buffett, Miller, and Templeton; to long-term studies such as Ibbotson, Fama, LSV, if the objective has been to outperform the market, following Graham’s principles has been useful.

Experience with Global Investing

  • Over 20 years industry experience
  • Last eleven years at Brandes Investment Partners
  • Fourth longest tenure on the Investment Committee in the firm's history.
  • Senior Analyst Financials Team
  • Nine years covering European and North American Banks

Experience with Value Investing

  • Brandes Investment Partners is one of the preeminent value firms in history
  • Brandes Investment Partners was a pioneer in applying value investing globally
  • Beginning in 1996, Joe Cortopassi developed and taught the internal six-week Value Investing course
  • Professional speaker on Value Investing