General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> July 15, 2016

Investing in Quality Companies in a Disciplined and Transparent Manner

Schilpzand, Willem
Willem Schilpzand is Co-Portfolio Manager of Alpine Capital Research’s Equity Quality Return strategy and the Multi- Strategy Quality Return (MQR) Fund. His responsibilities include investment idea generation, selection, monitoring and risk management for the firm’s investment strategies. Prior to joining ACR Alpine Capital Research, he earned an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York where he completed the highly regarded Applied Value Investing Program and was nominated for the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. While attending business school, Mr. Schilpzand completed internships with MFS International in London and East Coast Asset Management, giving him valuable exposure to both domestic and international markets. He has additional experience from prior positions with Merrill Lynch and IBM in the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Schilpzand earned a BBA, magna cum laude, in international business from the University of Georgia and has attained the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Profile
TWST: I know that you manage the EQR strategy. What is the investment philosophy that guides that strategy?

Mr. Schilpzand: Actually I am one of three individuals