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Proud Legacy, Bright Future

Robert Gottesman Zachary Wydra FMC

Robert Gottesman and Zachary Wydra

We hope to give you a glimpse into First Manhattan and what makes our people, approach, research, and services unique. We are proud of the firm's history over the past six decades, and we continue to work diligently to ensure that the future is equally rewarding for clients. We have an exceptional team of colleagues working collaboratively and with the highest integrity to help ensure our success.

The Partners 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 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 to First Manhattan's growth. Many of our employees have been with the firm for decades and so have many clients. Multigenerational relationships are common with us. Ours is a people business.

On behalf of everyone in the firm, we commit to providing you with the finest investment management and wealth planning services available and putting the interests of our clients first.

We hope to get to know you and your goals.


Robert W. Gottesman
Executive Chairman


Zachary A. Wydra
Chief Executive Officer

As 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.

I joined First Manhattan because I was confident that it would benefit my clients, and I wanted to bring my fresh perspective in service of continuing the firm's success.