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David Gottesman

Founder, Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Team Overview

The DSG Team, which includes David Gottesman (DSG), Jack Varon, Dan Helmick, and Michael Kelter, has managed portfolios for First Manhattan Co. clients since 1964. The team's long-term track record reflects a history of prudent investing, protecting and steadily building clients' wealth over time. They believe strongly in long-term investing and in the power of compounding. As patient, risk-averse, value-oriented investors, they conduct deep due diligence before making any investments on their clients' behalf. This has historically allowed for low portfolio turnover and tax efficiency.

David Gottesman Biography

David Gottesman founded First Manhattan Co. in 1964. He is a Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Mount Sinai Hospital and is a Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Museum of Natural History.


Portfolio Assistant

  • Bjorg Mayring
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