Message From Our CEO

We hope to provide you with a glimpse into First Manhattan, including our people, our culture, our research capabilities, and the investment management services we offer. Over the past 50 years, the firm has built a proud and successful history, and we continue to work diligently to ensure that the next 50 years are equally rewarding for our clients.

The Senior Managing Directors own and operate the firm in the spirit of partnership, which is how it began. We have grown our business organically, primarily through long-standing client relationships and compounding of the value of their portfolios over many years. We believe that in addition to our strong work ethic and investment success, our culture and values have been instrumental in our growth. Many of our employees have been with us 20, 30, 40—and yes, even 50—years, and so have many of our clients. Multigenerational client relationships are common at First Manhattan. Ours is a people business.

As CEO and son of the founding partner, I have much at stake in bringing the legacy of the firm’s success to the next generation of clients and employees of First Manhattan. Together with the other Senior Managing Directors and our 100+ employees, we are committed to providing our clients with the finest investment management services available and putting the interests of our clients first.

Please visit with us to get a real sense of what makes First Manhattan and its people here truly special.

Robert W. Gottesman
CEO