Brandes Announces New Director of Asia Operations

Seasoned Professional Strengthens Brandes' Value-Investing Team in Asia

Jul 08, 2015, 09:30 ET from Brandes Investment Partners, L.P.

SAN DIEGO, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Value investment firm Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. ("Brandes") announced today that Anita Krishnamoorthy, CFA, has joined the firm as Director of the firm's Asian affiliate, Brandes Investment Partners (Asia) Pte. Ltd., based in Singapore. Ms. Krishnamoorthy's primary responsibilities include business development in Asia and investment research to uncover value opportunities worldwide. 

"Ms. Krishnamoorthy brings her deep Asian roots and extensive investment experience to Brandes' Asian operations," said Christopher Garrett, CFA, Chief Executive Officer of Brandes Asia.  "Ms. Krishnamoorthy is widely known and respected in the Asian financial community. She will help advance our plans to build presence and develop relationships with investors seeking alpha through Brandes' Graham-and-Dodd value style."

On her new position, Ms. Krishnamoorthy commented: "Brandes is among a handful of independent firms with more than four decades of value experience. Its experience in asset management through numerous market cycles and conditions is a significant distinguishing factor. I'm pleased to work for a firm that I've known for many years and that I respect for its commitment to value."

Ms. Krishnamoorthy, who has 15 years of industry experience, joins Brandes from Value Partners Group, where she was a fund manager in the Singapore office. Previously, she was with New York-based Third Avenue Management, LLC, where she served as CEO of the firm's Singapore office. Before joining Third Avenue, Ms. Krishnamoorthy was a Senior Vice President of Equity Research at First Eagle Investment Management where she was responsible for global coverage of various industries, as well as coverage of Asian securities. Prior to that, her professional experience included working at a number of globally well-known financial services companies.

Ms. Krishnamoorthy holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Accountancy degree, with honors, from the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

About Brandes Investment Partners, L.P.

Brandes is a leading investment advisory firm, specializing in managing equity and fixed-income assets for clients worldwide. Since the firm's inception in 1974, Brandes has consistently applied the value investing approach, pioneered by Benjamin Graham, to security selection and was among the first investment firms to bring a global perspective to value investing. The independently owned firm manages a variety of active investment strategies and applies its investment philosophy consistently in all market conditions.

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