A value weighted portfolio weights stocks within the relevant based universe on a calculation of each stock's absolute and relative value as compared to the other stocks within this same universe. The portfolio is continually rebalanced to weight most heavily those stocks that are priced at the largest discount to various measures of value. The portfolio adjusts as prices and company fundamentals change.
Joel Greenblatt, Co-Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, serves as Managing Principal and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Gotham and the Managing Partner of Gotham Capital, which he founded in April 1985. Since 1996, he has been a professor on the adjunct faculty of Columbia Business School where he teaches "Value and Special Situation Investing." Mr. Greenblatt serves on the Investment Board for the University of Pennsylvania, and is a director of Pzena Investment Management, Inc., a global investment management firm. Mr. Greenblatt is the author of You Can Be A Stock Market Genius (Simon & Schuster, 1997), The Little Book that Beats the Market (Wiley, 2005), The Little Book that Still Beats the Market (Wiley, 2010), and The Big Secret for the Small Investor (Random House, 2011). He is the former Chairman of the Board (1994-1995) and a board member (1994-2000) of Alliant Techsystems, a NYSE-listed aerospace and defense contractor. He holds a BS (1979), summa cum laude, and an MBA (1980) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Robert Goldstein, Co-Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, serves as Managing Principal and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Gotham and Managing Partner of Gotham Capital, which he joined in 1989. Mr. Goldstein also founded and served as Managing Partner (1989-1997) of Metropolis Partners, a value and special situation investment partnership managing capital on behalf of institutions and wealthy individuals. Mr. Goldstein briefly served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Old Guard Group, Inc., a publicly-traded insurance company, prior to its being acquired by the Westfield Companies in 2000. He holds a BA (1988), magna cum laude, from Tufts University.