Portfolio Manager & Chairman
Christopher C. Davis is the Chairman of Davis Advisors, an independent investment management firm founded in 1969. He is the Co-Portfolio Manager of Davis New York Venture Fund, Selected American Shares and Clipper Fund, and is the PM for the Davis Financial Fund. He is also a member of the research team for other Davis portfolios.
Chris joined Davis in 1989 and has nearly three decades of experience in investment management and securities research. He has been previously recognized as a Morningstar Manager of the Year
As Chairman, Chris focuses on maintaining the culture of research, performance and stewardship that has characterized Davis Advisors for almost fifty years. As a result, every Davis equity fund has outperformed its benchmark since inception, has low expenses, and counts Davis among its largest shareholders. Currently, Davis has over $2 billion invested alongside shareholders.
Previously, Mr. Davis worked at Tanaka Capital Management and State Street Bank & Trust Company. He received his M.A. from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.