CFA Society Chicago Events
Distinguished Speaker Series: Richard Driehaus (Ended)
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CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1 credit hour
Attire: Business Casual
Menu: Chef's Choice (vegetarian meal available upon request)
Registration: Register Online
11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Registration & Networking
Hosted by: Distinguished Speaker Series Advisory Group
Richard H. Driehaus founded Driehaus Capital Management LLC in 1982. As chairman and architect of the firm's equity investment philosophy, he has overall responsibility for ensuring the integrity of the philosophy and reviewing absolute and relative investment performance of various strategies. The firm currently manages $8.3 billion in assets (as of October 31, 2016).
Mr. Driehaus' success began in 1968, when he started his employment at A.G. Becker, where he worked in the Institutional Trading Department. Two years later he became the youngest portfolio manager and was ranked among the top 1% of the portfolio managers measured by the A.G. Becker Fund Evaluation Service. From 1973 to 1979, he worked at various brokerage firms including Mullaney, Wells & Co., where he was the director of research, and Jesup & Lamont, where he was director of research and a money manager.
In 2000, he was named to Barron's "All-Century" team of 25 individuals identified as the most influential within the mutual fund industry over the past 100 years. He also is highlighted alongside legendary investors Warren Buffett, Sir John Templeton and Ben Graham in the book: The World's 99 Greatest Investors by Magnus Angenfelt.
Born and raised in Chicago, Mr. Driehaus is truly a multi-faceted individual. He has enjoyed enormous business success, earning a reputation within the investment management industry as an investor extraordinaire. In addition to his business career, he has focused attention and energy on a variety of philanthropic and community service-oriented projects, individually and through the efforts of The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Trusts.
Mr. Driehaus strongly believes in giving individuals the chance to create their own success. This is in gratitude of those who gave him opportunities to prove himself throughout his career. Funding of economic opportunity initiatives is focused primarily on programs to benefit people living in poverty. It has ranged from development of a financial literacy program to help low-income families learn how to create and preserve wealth, to an initiative sponsored by South Shore Bank to develop Individual Development Accounts which dollar-match low-income families' saving plans.
With a strong personal interest in design excellence and historic preservation, Mr. Driehaus' commitment to the built environment is grounded in the belief that design can make a community stronger and give it more pride. Since the early 1980s he has been a vocal advocate for the application of humanistic values in the built environment. This underscores his appreciation of architecture that denotes place by reaching back to historic precedents. To date, his contributions to architecture, design and the built environment exceed $30 million.
Over the years Mr. Driehaus has made grants to his alma maters in recognition of their contributions to his success: St. Ignatius College Prep, St. Margaret of Scotland and the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Mr. Driehaus values philanthropy and educational access for everyone. In 2002, he donated $3.45 million to the university to endow a chair and establish an innovative center in behavioral finance. In 2012, he announced a $30 million gift to enhance the academic programs of DePaul's 100-year-old College of Commerce. He has funded scholarships for international MBA students and a virtual stock portfolio contest for DePaul finance students. Mr. Driehaus is a Life Trustee of the school. Mr. Driehaus' first exposure to DePaul University was as an undergraduate business student. He earned his B.S.C. degree in 1965 and an M.B.A. in 1970. In 2002 the university bestowed him with an honorary doctorate.
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