Cooke & Bieler expands partnership with the addition of Steve Lyons
11/10/2012

Cooke & Bieler, L.P. has announced the addition of Steve Lyons as a Partner to the firm. Steve, age 33, is a Portfolio Manager and a Research Analyst on the Investment Team, concentrating on the following sectors: Materials, Utilities, Financials, and Industrials.

Online PR News – 10-November-2012 – Philadelphia, PA – Cooke & Bieler, L.P. has announced the addition of Steve Lyons as a Partner to the firm, thereby expanding the partnership group to 13 professionals. Steve, age 33, is a Portfolio Manager and a Research Analyst on the Investment Team, concentrating on the following sectors: Materials, Utilities, Financials, and Industrials.

Steve began his career at Cooke & Bieler in 2005 as a summer MBA intern from the University of Chicago. Prior to business school, Steve worked in the investment services industry, specializing in private equity and business valuation. While at the University of Chicago, Steve co-chaired the Investment Management Group and successfully sought $1 million from the Chicago Booth endowment to create the Chicago Booth Student Managed Investment Fund. Upon completion of his MBA degree with honors, Steve returned to Cooke & Bieler as a member of the Investment Team.

Ted O’Connor, Partner and Portfolio Manager, comments, “We are delighted to have Steve join our partnership at Cooke & Bieler. Cooke & Bieler’s strategy has always been to hire ahead of need, each generation grooming the next to ensure consistent implementation of our investing philosophy. In the six years he’s been with the firm, Steve has shown himself to be a disciplined and rigorous analyst, a talented investor, and a respected colleague. His addition to the partnership is tangible recognition of his past and future contributions.”

Cooke & Bieler’s Partnership Agreement, instituted in 2001, provides the mechanism for qualified individuals to buy into the partnership, as well as the mechanism for retiring partners to sell their equity interest back to the firm. This ownership transition model enables the firm to maintain its independent, partner-owned structure.

About Cooke & Bieler, L.P.

Founded in 1949 and located in Philadelphia, Cooke & Bieler, L.P. is an independent investment management firm dedicated to providing exceptional service for endowments, foundations, pensions and individual clients. With a focus on fundamental research, the firm seeks to identify high quality, low risk investment opportunities in the value equity universe. As of September 30, 2012, the firm had $4.7 billion assets under management.

For more information, please visit: http://www.cooke-bieler.com