RMB Capital, an independent investment and advisory firm with about $9.1 billion in assets under management, named partner and managing director of asset Christopher Graff as the firm’s co-chief investment officer. Graff was a founding member of RMB’s investment committee and has overseen substantial growth of the firm’s asset management capabilities and offerings.
RMB Capital (“RMB”), an independent investment and advisory firm with approximately $9.1 billion in assets under management (estimated as of March 31, 2018), announced that it has named partner and managing director of asset management Christopher M. Graff, CFA®, as the firm’s co-chief investment officer.
Graff has worked side-by-side with Richard M. Burridge, Jr., RMB’s founding partner, CEO, and co-chief investment officer, for 16 years—predating the firm’s inception in 2005.
“Bringing Chris into this role has been a long time coming, as he’s been my co-pilot through almost two full market cycles,” said Burridge. “I’ve never been more excited about the wide range of strategies we’re able to offer our clients. The growth of our investment platform has made the role of CIO a two-person job, especially since we have many more ideas to execute on behalf of our wide range of investors.”
A founding member of RMB’s investment committee, Graff has overseen significant growth of the firm’s asset management capabilities and offerings. Over the past decade, RMB has developed new investment strategies in multiple asset classes, including fixed income, core domestic and international equities, opportunistic equities, absolute return, private equity, and real estate. The investment team now totals more than 80 professionals. The firm also has broadened its ability to deliver its strategies through multiple vehicles including mutual funds, separate accounts, and private partnerships.
“I’m excited to officially step into this role alongside Dick,” said Graff. “We are doubling down on the vision we have shared since the beginning, which is to offer a distinct array of actively managed investment solutions that can capture untapped value for our clients.”
Graff will continue to serve as managing director of asset management concurrently with his new role. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Graff is also a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and a CFA® charterholder.
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ABOUT RMB ASSET MANAGEMENT
RMB Asset Management specializes in long-term, concentrated, active investing strategies. From long-only strategies to a select lineup of differentiated absolute return offerings, its products span the market-cap spectrum and the globe. Its team of highly experienced portfolio managers and analysts are united by an emphasis on fundamental research and a belief that quality portfolios outperform.
ABOUT RMB CAPITAL
RMB Capital is an independent investment and advisory firm. Its businesses include wealth management, family office services, asset management, and retirement plan consulting. Headquartered in Chicago, RMB also has offices in Denver; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Lake Forest, Ill.; Milwaukee; Minneapolis; New York; Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.; and Washington D.C. To learn more about RMB, visit www.rmbcap.com.