Charles Brandes

Charles Brandes

Formal First Name
1943 - present

Charles Brandes is the Founder of Brandes Investment Partners. He consistently applies value investing in managing multiple portfolios including US equity and global equity. One of the industry's leading value investors, Brandes' interest in value investing emanates from a meeting with legendary value investor Ben Graham. He seeks to purchase out-of-favor securities that are trading at discounts to their intrinsic values, and then hold them until the market recognizes their true worth.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Charles Brandes started his career as a stockbroker in 1968.
  • He is listed as #488 in the Forbes List of World's Richest People with a net worth of $2 billion. 
  • Like almost all of the well-known value investors, Brandes spent time with Graham in San Diego while he was training to be a stockbroker.
  • He was able to learn first-hand the techniques Graham used to determine undervalued investment securities.
  • He believes that as long as human nature doesn’t change, value investing will remain an effective long-term investment strategy.
  • Brandes was one of the first Western value investors to start investing in emerging markets way back during 1982 and to this very day, he sticks to his Graham-Dodd roots.