Specialists in small cap
The Walthausen investment team is led by CIO and Portfolio Manager, John Walthausen, supported by Portfolio Manager and Director of Research, DeForest Hinman; Senior Research Analysts, Stan Westhoff and Curt Lasek; and Research Analyst, Samantha Doxie. Trading and operations is led by Paul Nichols, who has over 15 years experience trading small cap equities, while administrative and compliance responsibilities are covered by Mark Hodge, a 30 year veteran in the financial market place. Marketing and client service is led by Erik Nero and the team is rounded out by Amy Messier in the role of Office Manager and Executive Assistant.
Walthausen & Co., LLC is a limited liability company founded in August, 2007 by John Walthausen. He was joined by the investment team that had worked with him previously at Paradigm Capital Management. Over the ensuing years, the firm has built a solid advisory business with assets under management growing to around the $1.3 billion mark since inception through the end of 2016.
The firm’s principal place of business is in Malta, NY, about three hours drive north of New York City. The investment team brought with them from their previous firm the same disciplined investment philosophy and process along with a commitment to providing superior long term returns and client service to clients and investors.
The firm provides advisory services to both institutions through separate accounts, and individuals via mutual funds, offering two small cap domestic equities strategies: Small Cap Value and Select Value (small to mid cap.). These strategies involve investing in companies that the investment team believe are trading below their underlying value based on certain financial measurements of their worth.