General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> June 12, 2013

A Focus on Franchise Quality in Equity Selection

Dhingra, Gautam
Gautam Dhingra, CFA, is the Founder and CEO of High Pointe Capital Management, LLC. From 2008 to 2010, he was also a Lecturer of Finance at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Prior to starting High Pointe Capital Management, LLC, Mr. Dhingra was the partner in charge of investment consulting at Hewitt Associates responsible for the Midwest, Southwest and Western United States. He joined Hewitt Associates in 1986 as Director of Investment Research and became a partner in the firm in 1993. He developed the firm's asset allocation model and led the team that developed its 401(k) plan investment consulting practice. At Hewitt Associates, he advised 12 Fortune 100 companies, among others, as to how to structure their investment programs. Mr. Dhingra is the Chairman of the board of directors for CFA Chicago. Previously, he served on the Board of Regents of the Financial Analysts Seminar presented by the CFA Institute. Mr. Dhingra holds a Ph.D. in finance, with a specialization in investments, from the University of Florida, where he also taught courses in securities analysis and derivatives. He is a CFA Charterholder, having earned his charter in 1987. He has written and published several articles, most recently an article titled "Intangibles: The Next Frontier in Stock Valuation." Profile
TWST: Please start with a background of High Pointe, including its history and an overview of the firm today.

Mr. Dhingra: High Pointe is a unique firm, based in Chicago. When we