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Oberweis Asset Management, Inc.

3333 Warrenville Road
Lisle, Illinois 60532
United States
 
Contact :      Laura Dombro
Phone :       630-577-2310
Fax :             630-245-0470
Email :         laura.dombro@oberweis.net
Web :           http://www.oberweisinvest.com

Oberweis Asset Management, Inc. Information

Type of organization : S Corporation
Total Assets Managed ($Mil) : $2,798
Tax-Exempt Managed ($Mil) : $1,215
Taxable Assets Managed ($Mil) : $1,583
Year Founded : 1989
Wrap Programs Offered? : No
# of Accounts Managed : 31
In-House Research : 95 %
Carries liability insurance? : Yes
Errors & Omission Insurance? : Yes
Socially Responsible? : No
Minority Owned? : No
Wrap Program Description  
In $ Thousands

Oberweis Asset Management, Inc. History

Oberweis Asset Management is an independent employee and family owned fundamental research-focused growth equity investment management firm. The firm specializes in Micro and Small Capitalization growth strategies globally for institutional investors and its own proprietary mutual fund family. Oberweis uses a team approach to growth investing that has been in place since the late 1980s. OAM’s team builds diversified portfolios of rapidly growing companies in the expansionary phase of their lifecycle. Proprietary fundamental research drives our disciplined bottom-up process for selecting companies with long term sustainable growth. Oberweis was established in 1989 and is based in suburban Chicago with a research office in Hong Kong and London.

Assets by Client Category Professional Categories
Assets   # of Clients Amount ($Mil)  
Individuals/Trusts :
5
$58.6
 
Limited Partnership :
 
Foundations :
4
$215.2
ERISA :
3
$207.2
Unions, Taft-Hartley :
1
$1.0
Public :
7
$768.4
Others :
11
$1547.8
Total # of Professional : 31 Analysts : 7
Portfolio Managers : 9 Traders : 3
Client Service : 3 Operation : 9

Oberweis Asset Management, Inc. Personnel

Ms.  Laura Dombro

Marketing Associate
Tel : 630-577-2310
Email: laura.dombro@oberweis.net
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Mr.  James Oberweis

Portfolio Manager
Tel : 630-577-2300
Email: oberweis@oberweis.net
Jim is co-manager of the Small-Cap Aggressive Growth Product and Micro-Cap Growth Product. He has been a portfolio manager with OAM since 1995. Jim also has been the lead portfolio manager for the Oberweis Mid-Cap Growth Product since its inception in 1996. Jim has a MBA from the University of Chicago He is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Jim is the current editor of The Oberweis Report and authors a growth-stock column for Bloomberg Personal Finance magazine. Jim has been a guest on CNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg TV. He is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR) and the Chicago Investment Analysts Society.

Mr.  Brian Lee

Marketing Director
Tel : 630-577-2321
Email: brian.lee@oberweis.net
Brian joined Oberweis Asset Management, Inc. in April of 2002 to establish and lead the firm's institutional marketing and client service efforts. Previously, he was employed by Delaware Investments/Lincoln Financial Distributors, where he served as a Director of Marketing. Before that, he worked for Wilshire Associates in both marketing and client service roles. Brian holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an MBA from Loyola Maramount University.

Mr.  David Covas

Researcher/Analyst
Tel : 630-577-2370
Email: covas@oberweis.net
Dave has over 10 years of investment experience with Oberweis Asset Management, Inc. He was previously employed at Salomon Smith Barney. Dave has earned an MBA from University of Chicago and a B.S. in finance from the University of Illinois. He is a holder of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation and was also awarded the CFA charter in September 2002.

Mr.  Jeff Papp

Researcher/Analyst
Tel : 630-577-2332
Email: jeff.papp@oberweis.net
Jeff joined Oberweis Asset Management in June of 2004 as an Analyst. Jeff earned a B.S. in Finance with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jeff is currently pursuing the CFA designation and was a Level I candidate in June of 2004.

Mr.  Ken Farsalas

Portfolio Manager
Tel : 630-577-2300
Email: ken.farsalas@oberweis.net
Ken brings with him 11 years of investment industry experience. Previously, he was employed at Dearborn Partners LLC, where he was a Managing Director and the Director of Research. Prior to that, Ken worked as a small cap research analyst and portfolio manager at Sterling Johnston Capital Management, and began his career at SEI Capital Resources as an investment consultant. He has earned an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago and a BS in journalism and economics from Northwestern University. Ken is also a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He is a member of the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago and the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR).

Mr.  Kevin  Cowell

Researcher/Analyst
Tel : 630-577-2300
Email: kevin.cowell@oberweis.net
Kevin joined Oberweis Asset Management in August 2006 as an Associate Analyst. Kevin earned a BS in Finance and Accountancy with high honors from the University of Illinois. He has passed Level III of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program and is currently awaiting his designation.

Mr.  Ralf Scherschmidt

Portfolio Manager
Tel : 630-577-2300
Email: scherschmidt@oberweis.net
Ralf joined Oberweis Asset Management in November 2006 and is the lead Portfolio Manager for the International Opportunities strategy. Prior to joining OAM, he was an International Equity Analyst at Jetstream Capital, LLC, a premier global hedge fund ranked by Bloomberg Magazine as one of “The World’s Top Hedge Funds”. Ralf has also worked for Aragon Global Management, LLC, a global hedge fund affiliated with Tiger Management. Previously, he was a banker at NM Rothschild & Sons Limited, one of the world’s leading M&A boutiques, advising on M&A and LBO transactions. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSBA, summa cum laude, in Finance, Accounting and Chinese from Georgetown University. Ralf lived and/or has work experience in Europe, the UK, South Africa, China and Taiwan. Ralf has been a featured speaker at The Advisors MoneyShow, and has been published in the Institutional Investor’s Journal of Private Equity and the CFA Institute’s CFA Digest. He has also been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, the Associated Press, USA Today, CNNMoney, SmartMoney, Money Magazine, Investor's Business Daily, and the Financial Times. Ralf is fluent in German.

Ms.  Yanru Hsu

Researcher/Analyst
Tel : 852-2234-7330
Email: yanru.hsu@oberweis.net
Yanru joined Oberweis Asset Management (Asia) Limited in December 2010 and is a Senior Analyst for the China/Asia investment team. Yanru was previously with Oberweis Asset Management, Inc. (OAM) in Chicago from 2006-2009 and covered Asian equities for the Oberweis International Opportunities strategy. Prior to joining OAM, Yanru was a senior associate at Deloitte, where she advised corporate clients on valuation issues relating to mergers and acquisitions and corporate strategic planning. Yanru earned her MBA from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Commerce with a BA in Business Administration from Takushoku University in Tokyo, Japan. Yanru is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Yanru is fluent in Mandarin, Japanese and English and is based in our Hong Kong office.

Mr.  Barry Wang

Portfolio Manager
Tel : 852-2234-7330
Email: barry.wang@oberweis.net
Barry Wang joined Oberweis Asset Management (Asia) Ltd. in June 2011 as an Analyst for the China/Asia investment team. Previously, Barry worked at Wensli Group in Hangzhou, China as an equity research analyst with responsibility for the Chinese healthcare sector. Barry completed his Master’s program in International Finance from Columbia University in May 2011. He also earned a Master’s degree in International Relations from Peking University and a Bachelor’s degree in history from Beijing Normal University. Barry is fluent in Mandarin, Shanghainese and English and is based in Hong Kong. He is currently pursuing the CFA designation and is a CFA Level II candidate.

Mr.  John Collins

Marketing Director
Tel : 630-577-2364
Email: john.collins@oberweis.net
John joined Oberweis Asset Management in June 2011 to lead the firm’s financial advisor distribution and advisor service efforts. John earned a BS in Economics from Rockford College and holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst and Chartered Financial Consultant professional designations. John has over 20 years of financial services experience. Before joining Oberweis, John had extensive experience marketing both hedge funds and long-only equity portfolios. Prior to those roles, he was a co-founding partner of AdvisorPort, a third-party asset management platform which became part of PNC Financial Services, where he was director of investment research and due diligence, and later headed financial advisor education. John was also the founding president of an independent RIA firm in the Philadelphia area.

Mr.  Charles Wilson

Researcher/Analyst
Tel :
Email: charles.wilson@oberweis.net
Charles joined Oberweis Asset Management in September 2014 as a Senior Analyst on the International Opportunities investment team. Prior to joining OAM, Charles worked at Goldman Sachs in London for six years as an Executive Director in Equity Research and the Head of the Business Services sector team. He was voted the #1 Business Services sector analyst in the 2014 Thomson Extel Survey and, under his leadership, his team was consistently ranked among the top research teams at Goldman Sachs, both by clients and internal Goldman Sachs sales teams. He was also lead analyst on a number of successful European IPO’s. Charles started working in the financial industry in 1998, and has both buy-side and sell-side experience at various firms, including Citigroup, Bridgewell and Cazenove (now part of JP Morgan), where he covered a wide variety of sectors. Charles holds a BA with Honors in Economics and History from Bristol University and is based in the United Kingdom.

Mr.  David Wetherell

Portfolio Manager
Tel :
Email: david.wetherell@oberweis.net
David joined Oberweis Asset Management in September 2017 and is the Lead Portfolio Manager for the Small-Cap Value strategy. Previously, he was employed at Cozad Asset Management, Inc., where he managed this strategy since its inception. David is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He earned an MS in Finance from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the CFA Society Chicago and the CFA Institute.

Mr.  Umesh Nathani

Researcher/Analyst
Tel :
Email: umesh.nathani@oberweis.net
Umesh joined Oberweis Asset Management in September 2017 and is the Assistant Portfolio Manager for the Small-Cap Value strategy. Previously, he was employed at Cozad Asset Management, Inc., where he was an Assistant Portfolio Manager. Umesh is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He earned an MS in Finance from the University of Illinois and a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai. He is a member of the CFA Society Chicago and the CFA Institute.

Mr.  Charlie  Hill-Wood

Researcher/Analyst
Tel :
Email: hillwood@oberweis.net
Charlie joined Oberweis Asset Management, Inc. in October 2017 as a Senior Analyst on the International Opportunities investment team. Prior to joining Oberweis, Charlie was a Director at Lincolnshire Management, Inc., a leading mid-market private equity firm, where he worked for six years. He was responsible for leading the analysis, diligence and financing for prospective investments across a range of industries. Additionally he was accountable for improving portfolio company operations and financial performance. Charlie has worked in the financial industry since 1999 when he started his career at Merrill Lynch in London, covering corporate finance, M&A and capital markets execution for five years. He subsequently worked for a sovereign wealth fund entity in the Middle East and managed a boutique advisory firm, providing valuation and regulatory advice to companies listed in the UK. Charlie received his BA and MA at Oxford University, graduating in the top 10% of his class, and earned his MBA at Barcelona’s IESE Business School.

Mr.  Mark Weber

Portfolio Manager
Tel : 630-577-2348
Email: mark.weber@oberweis.net
Mark joined Oberweis Asset Management, Inc. in January 2018 as the lead Portfolio Manager for the Oberweis Emerging Markets strategy. Previously, he worked for Scout Investment beginning in March 2008 as an International Equity Analyst and from 2012-2017 as the lead Portfolio Manager of the Scout Emerging Markets Fund. Mark started his career in 2003 as an equity analyst at Morningstar. Mark holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Kansas City. He earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Kansas and a BA in Modern History from Oxford University.

Mr.  Terry Tian

Researcher/Analyst
Tel : 630-577-2346
Email: terry.tian@oberweis.net
Terry joined Oberweis Asset Management, Inc. in April 2018 and is a Senior Analyst for the Oberweis Emerging Markets strategy. Terry previously worked for Atlantic Investment Management in Tokyo and New York as a Senior Equity Analyst covering Asia ex-Japan. Prior to that, Terry worked for eight years as an analyst at the Harvard Management Company, including four years covering Asian equities for the Harvard Endowment’s internal emerging markets strategy. He earned his MS in Quantitative Finance from the Illinois Institute of Technology and completed his Bachelor of Economics at Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing, China. He is fluent in English and mandarin Chinese.

Mr.  Abhishek Kumar

Researcher/Analyst
Tel : 630-577-2367
Email: abhishek.kumar@oberweis.net
Abhishek joined Oberweis Asset Management, Inc. in June 2018 and is an Analyst for the Oberweis Emerging Markets strategy. Abhishek previously worked at Driehaus Capital Management as an Emerging Market Equities Summer Intern and at Flint Hills Capital Advisory as an Investment Analyst for Global Public and Private Equities. He started his investment research career in 2011 with MSCI, Inc. in Mumbai, India where he researched Indian firms’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks for the index provider. He earned his BA in Economics and Physics from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and his MBA from University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School. The son of an Indian diplomat, Abhishek has lived in a variety of countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia. He is fluent in Hindi and English and proficient in Spanish and Punjabi.

Oberweis Asset Management, Inc. Product Name

Small-Cap Opportunities:Privately Managed Accounts
Oberweis China Opportunities:Privately Managed Accounts
International Opportunities:Privately Managed Accounts
Micro-Cap:Privately Managed Accounts
Global Small-Cap:Privately Managed Accounts
Emerging Markets Small-Cap:Privately Managed Accounts
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