General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> January 13, 2017

Investing in Companies with Strong Economic Moats

Griesbach, Todd
Todd Griesbach, CFA, is Vice President and Portfolio Manager of RMB Capital. When Mr. Griesbach joined RMB in 2011, he brought 13 years of experience in analyzing equity securities and managing portfolios for mutual funds, institutions and separately managed accounts. Prior to RMB, Mr. Griesbach worked as an equity analyst in Chicago for Columbia Wanger Asset Management and Ariel Investments. While rooted in value investing, his investment philosophy has developed and grown over the years to more fully encompass a “growth at a reasonable price” style. Mr. Griesbach is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received a B.A. in accounting and finance, and also a Master of Science in finance. Mr. Griesbach was recognized with a Chartered Financial Analyst — CFA — charter in 1999 and is currently a member of the CFA Society of Chicago. Profile
TWST: Please tell us about the overall philosophy of the Core Equity strategy.

Mr. Griesbach: If I had to boil it down to two simple words, it's really quality