Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Years at First
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.
Pictured above are the team's Portfolio Managers and Portfolio Assistants. From left to right: Dan Helmick, Christine Heim, Jennifer Del Valle, Michael Kelter, David Gottesman, Terri Molloy, Bjorg Mayring, Jack Varon, and Maria Colon.
Michael Kelter Biography
Michael Kelter is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining First Manhattan Co. in 2014, he worked at Goldman Sachs in its Global Investment Research division.
Michael holds an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business and BAs in Finance and Economics from the University of Richmond, where he graduated summa cum laude.