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It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our founder David Sanford “Sandy” Gottesman on September 28, 2022, at age 96. He made an immeasurable and lasting impact as a husband, father, businessman, investor, mentor, and philanthropist.

Sandy was the visionary behind First Manhattan and an extraordinary leader of the Firm. Beyond his investing acumen, Sandy was known for his integrity, intellectual curiosity, and his extensive philanthropy. His ability to mentor those around him to professional and personal excellence and his commitment to the highest ethical standards forged the culture on which First Manhattan prides itself today.

It has been a profound honor for us to work alongside Sandy. In honoring his memory, the needs of our clients will continue to be paramount and serving you capably will continue to be our primary focus.

We thank you for your continued support.