Fairpointe Capital, LLC is a boutique investment management firm located in Chicago, Il. Fairpointe was founded in 2011 by Thyra Zerhusen, Mary Pierson, Robert Burnstine and Marie Lorden. The firm is 100% employee-owned and majority women-owned.

Fairpointe Capital provides separate account management to institutional and individual clients and offers sub-advisory services to domestic and international clients. The firm managed $5.2 billion in total assets as of December 31, 2016.

Fairpointe Capital manages two equity strategies – the firm’s flagship strategy Mid-Cap Core Equity, which has an 18-year track record; and Focused Equity, an all-cap strategy, which was incepted in 2011.

Our mission is to provide our clients with superior investment performance over the long term, while minimizing downside risk. We aim to accomplish this in each strategy by following a disciplined bottom-up valuation-based approach for managing our portfolios. We encourage a work environment based on high ethical and fiduciary standards.

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Fairpointe Capital is majority women-owned and is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.


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