General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> January 25, 2019

Integrating a Bottom-Up Approach with ESG Analysis in a Midcap Strategy

Tuite, Frances E.
Frances E. Tuite is part of the Investment Team of Fairpointe Capital, LLC, serving as Co-Portfolio Manager for the Mid-Cap and ESG Equity strategies, and is responsible for investment research for both strategies. In addition, she manages the 1837 LP long/short equity fund, which she founded in 2000. Prior to joining Fairpointe Capital, Ms. Tuite managed the 1837 Fund at RMB Capital and at Talon Asset Management (under the name Talon Opportunity Partners). Previously, she worked at Sirius Partners and Harris Associates as an analyst and portfolio manager, as a sell-side research analyst at William Blair & Company, and as analyst and Director of Research at Johnson Investment Counsel. Earlier, she was employed at Procter & Gamble in their financial management training program. Ms. Tuite received a B.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati in finance and accounting and an MBA in finance and accountancy from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She holds the CFA designation, is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago and has passed the Certified Public Accountant examination. She is a member of the Chicago Finance Exchange, an invitation-only organization for senior women leaders in finance, and a member of International Women Associates, which pursues global understanding and universal human rights. She serves on the Steppenwolf’s Directors Circle, and as an Advisor to Recovery on Water, a non-profit focused on rowing for breast cancer survivors. She’s been a competitive rower for over 40 years and rides her bike to work every day in Chicago. Profile
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TWST: Could you please identify yourself?

Ms. Tuite: My name is Fran Tuite. I am a portfolio manager and analyst at Fairpointe Capital. My