Charles de Vaulx

Charles de Vaulx

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1962 - 2021

Charles de Vaulx was Chief Investment Officer, Co-Portfolio Manager, and Partner at International Value Advisers, a firm that offered investment management services to institutions, qualified high net worth individuals, and financial intermediaries worldwide. Renowned and revered across the industry for his investing acumen and opinionated views on individual companies and the market in general, Charles earned a reputation as a cautious and opportunistic investor with a peer-beating record at First Eagle, initially working alongside legendary value manager Jean-Marie Eveillard and then with de Lardemelle. He was designated as the hand-picked successor to Eveillard, and was portfolio manager of the First Eagle Global, Overseas, U.S. Value, Gold and Variable Funds, together with a number of separately managed institutional accounts.


  • In 1987, he joined the SoGen Funds, the predecessor to the First Eagle Funds, as a securities analyst.

  • He began his career at Societe Generale Bank as a credit analyst in 1985.

  • From 2000 to 2004, Charles was co‐portfolio manager of the First Eagle Funds. He was named associate portfolio manager in August 1996.

  • He was solely responsible for management of the Sofire Fund Ltd. when it won an Absolute Return Award for “Fund of the Year” in the global equity category in 2005 and 2006.


  • Charles' death came seven weeks after IVA abruptly announced it would liquidate its funds and halt business.