Stamford, CT and London (Press release) – Chilton Investment Company, LLC, a global investment management firm with approximately $6 billion in assets under management, announced today that Frederic Gautier has joined the firm as Portfolio Manager of Chilton’s European equities strategy. The firm commenced its European equities strategy in 1999.
Gautier is a veteran money manager who spent 11 years of his career, from 1994-2005, at Fidelity Investments in London, where he managed over $5 billion in assets in a number of Pan European funds, which significantly outperformed the MSCI Pan Europe index over the period he managed the funds from 2001-2005. In 2006 Gautier was hired as a Portfolio Manager at Theorema Asset Management. For four years Frederic helped to manage the assets of the firm’s $1.2 billion long/short Pan European equities fund, which had very impressive performance during his tenure.
Gautier will report to Richard L. Chilton, Jr., Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Chilton Investment Company and will be based in Chilton’s London office.
Chilton said, “We are very excited that Frederic has joined the firm. He is highly-regarded within European investment circles for having amassed, over the course of 16 years, a consistent and outstanding long-term investment track record in European equities. Additionally, his arrival signals Chilton’s commitment to further building our European strategy at a time when the European markets are stressed. We believe that a strong presence in Europe continues to be a critical piece of our global strategy.”
“I am delighted to join Richard and his talented global team. For some time, I have admired Chilton as a world class investment management firm whose reputation and culture is well-known and respected. I am proud to be a member of the firm and look forward to building our European strategy business and collaborating closely with the existing London team.” Gautier added.
Gautier will be supported by an experienced research team with extensive knowledge of the European markets, including Christopher Denny, and Brad Smith, each of whom have been with Chilton for 10 years.
Chilton’s Global Strategies
Equities are the core of Chilton’s business. Since its founding in 1992, the firm has evolved from managing one long-short equity strategy to managing numerous strategies across various sectors and geographic regions, globally.
The firm’s approach to equities continues to be through value-oriented, fundamental research and disciplined portfolio management. This commitment to deep, fundamental research across the product spectrum underpins an investment philosophy that is a hallmark of Chilton’s culture. From its early beginnings with the initial U.S. equities strategy, Chilton has continued to diversify its equities strategies carefully to encompass a global approach across the U.S. , Asia and Europe . Each of Chilton’s global strategies has its own investment guidelines and risk parameters. Within each strategy, however, the firm is committed to its goal of providing solid, consistent returns throughout all market cycles.
About Chilton Investment Company
Chilton Investment Company, LLC is a global alternative investment management firm. Chilton is headquartered in Stamford , Connecticut with offices in New York , London , Hong Kong, Beijing and Chengdu . The firm is registered with the securities authorities in the U.S. , U.K. and Hong Kong . Richard L. Chilton, Jr., Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, formed Chilton in 1992. Since that time Chilton has added additional strategies across various sectors globally and across various products. Please visit ChiltonFunds.com for more information about Chilton Investment Company.