Aristotle Capital Management expands investment team

Aristotle Capital Management, a value-oriented investment management firm for institutional and high net worth clients, has expanded its investment team with the appointment of two seasoned investment professionals.

Gregory D Padilla and Alberto Jimenez Crespo have joined as portfolio managers.
They will be based in Aristotle’s Los Angeles office researching investment opportunities globally for the firm. Part of Aristotle’s core investment philosophy is that companies must compete on a worldwide basis to best serve shareholders’ interests.
“Greg and Alberto will be joining me on the portfolio management of Aristotle’s Global and Global Opportunity strategies, including the Aristotle/Saul Opportunity Fund,” says Howard Gleicher, CEO and chief investment officer. “They bring invaluable experience and are an exceptional complement to our in-depth fundamental company research and long-term focus. Over the years, they have combed the globe for investments, collectively traveling to more than 60 countries and conducting due diligence on hundreds of companies. This knowledge will be of great benefit to our clients. As we continue to grow, it is imperative to find like-minded and experienced investment professionals who share our deep passion and unique philosophy for investing.”
Padilla and Jimenez were two of the original equity research analysts and portfolio managers at Tradewinds Global Investors, which experienced significant growth during their six-year tenure with assets under management increasing to USD38bn, an increase of more than 100 per cent from the subsidiary’s inception in 2006.
While at Tradewinds Global, the duo co-managed the Nuveen Tradewinds Global Resources Fund and were key senior members of the investment team that supported the Nuveen Tradewinds Global All-Cap Fund and Nuveen Tradewinds Value Opportunities Fund.
More recently, Padilla and Jimenez were portfolio managers at Tampa, Florida-based Vinik Asset Management, which closed up shop after a long successful run and returned investors’ money. Jeffrey Vinik, a renowned investor who founded Vinik Asset Management, once managed Fidelity’s Fidelity Magellan Fund.

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