The Kantor Group
Bottom-up Investment Strategies
from an Experienced Team
Charles Kantor, Head of the Kantor Group at Neuberger Berman, alongside his team of sector-specific analysts and client administrators, are experienced investors, deeply engaged with clients and in command of exceptional resources. They have been managing client assets through multiple business cycles with the goal of delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns.
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The Kantor Group (left to right): Tracy Meyer, Frank Bisk, Charles Kantor,
Will Muller, Amy Norflus, Marc Regenbaum, Brian Meaney and Charles Nguyen.
Philosophy & Process
We provide clients with a total return investment strategy that seeks capital appreciation aligned with their investment objectives through a disciplined research and investment process.
Using a flexible, all-cap approach, we seek to invest in attractive businesses, with strong management teams and compelling valuations.
Our comprehensive research process results in assets being invested across three "buckets":
- Capital Growth: Companies that demonstrate attractive industry fundamentals, strong competitive positions and significant re-investment opportunities
- Total Return: Emphasize sustainable and/or growing streams of income underpinned by asset value
- Opportunistic: Identifiable catalysts; change as a source of value creation
The Kantor Group at a Glance
- Hands-on, customized solutions for clients
- Direct interaction with portfolio manager
- Frequent client communication
Disciplined investment process
- Five-step fundamental investment approach grounded in the principles of economic profit
- Combine quantitative analysis and qualitative judgment to form investment thesis
- Disciplined investment process that relies heavily on original research and meetings with management to uncover value
- History of engagement with the management teams of portfolio companies in an effort to uncover value
Investment experience and research expertise
- Charles Kantor has over 19 years of industry experience
- Over $3 billion in assets under management for individuals, families and institutions
- Significant separate account money management experience
- Dedicated analysts have 13 years average industry experience and are organized by sector-specific expertise
Now Available as a Mutual Fund
The Kantor Group, which has for some time managed assets both on a long-only and long-short basis, recently introduced the Neuberger Berman Long Short Fund, which seeks to provide equity exposure with lower volatility than the broader market.
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Client Letter: Third Quarter 2014 Update — Staying the Course with Risk Assets
We continue to believe that the current economic expansion could last longer than expected when compared to previous economic cycles.
Continued reasons for optimism include positive results from leading indicators, such as the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing and non-manufacturing indices, which are currently at multi-year highs. Given second quarter corporate earnings growth of approximately 9% according to Bloomberg, we believe corporate earnings could continue experiencing positive improvement going into year-end and be a source of equity market returns going forward.
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To learn more about the Kantor Group, please call Tracy Meyer at 212-476-5567.
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