SOURCE: Brandes Investment Partners

December 15, 2011 09:01 ET

Brandes Investment Partners Announces Institutional Sales Team Appointments

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 15, 2011) - Brandes Investment Partners, L.P., a global leader in value investing, today announced a series of appointments to its institutional sales team to position the firm for growth.

"We've put together a highly experienced team of investment professionals to serve the needs of our existing and prospective institutional clients throughout North America," said Jim Diack, Global Head of Institutional Business Development. "We believe this is the right team to bring Brandes' value investing approach to new clients in the market."

  • Michael Parsons was hired as Director, Institutional Sales and will cover Canada and Northeastern United States. Mr. Parsons joined Brandes in 2011 and has over 20 years of industry experience. Previously, Mr. Parsons was Director of Business Development and Client Service for AllianceBernstein's Canadian operations and a Principal with Brockhouse Cooper.

  • Christopher Chard was appointed Director, Institutional Sales and will cover the Central and Western United States. Mr. Chard has 17 years of industry experience and has been a Regional Manager with Brandes covering Private Clients in the Midwest for the past 14 years. Before joining Brandes in 1997, Mr. Chard was First Vice President at Insight Capital Research and Management.

  • Ginger Weston, CFA, was named Consultant Relationship Manager, based in San Diego. In her role, Ms. Weston will be involved in developing and servicing relationships with institutional investment consultants and advisors. Ms. Weston has been with the firm for 15 years, most recently as a Private Client Portfolio Manager. Before joining Brandes, she was Senior Compliance Officer for Transamerica Financial Resources, Inc., a registered broker/dealer in Los Angeles. Ms. Weston has 18 years of investment experience.

Michael, Chris and Ginger join Clifford Schireson, Director - Institutional Services Consultant Relationships and Edward Sherman, Director - EMEA Client Services to round out Brandes' Institutional Sales team and report directly to Jim Diack, Global Head of Institutional Business Development.

About Brandes

Brandes Investment Partners is a global investment advisory firm based in San Diego and along with its affiliates, manages more than $34 billion of assets as of September 30, 2011 for institutional and private clients worldwide. Since its inception in 1974, Brandes has applied the value investing approach to security selection pioneered by Benjamin Graham. Among the first investment firms to bring a global perspective to value investing, Brandes manages a variety of investment strategies.

Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. is a U.S. registered investment adviser. More information can be found at

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