Friess Associates is a growth-oriented investment manager driven by individual-company research. We conduct exhaustive research to isolate companies with fundamental profiles that position them for share price appreciation. For more than 40 years, Friess Associates has employed its bottom-up, company-by-company approach on behalf of institutions, corporations, high net worth individuals and retail investors.
Friess employees believe in what we do. Employee owned, our interests are aligned with the investors we serve. The collective assets of Friess Associates teammates, past and present, represent the largest single investor group for whom we manage money.
Founded in 1974, Friess Associates operates from offices in Greenville, Delaware, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming
In 1974, Foster Friess founded Friess Associates in the Brandywine Valley region of Delaware. The firm’s early success managing separate portfolios for institutions and high-net-worth individuals led to the launch of Brandywine Fund at the end of 1985 and Brandywine Blue Fund at the beginning of 1991. The subsequent success of the Brandywine Funds helped establish Friess Associates among the industry’s most notable boutique growth-equity managers by the start of the new millennium.
In 2001, Friess Associates facilitated succession from its founder by partnering with Affiliated Managers Group (AMG), making Friess Associates a majority-owned subsidiary of a public company. In the years following the 2008 financial crisis, senior management determined that Friess Associates needed to restructure to better position the firm to meet the long-term needs of clients and employees. Friess Associates and AMG agreed to terms that returned Friess Associates to private ownership in 2013.
A “new” Friess Associates emerged 100% employee-owned. After more than 40 years in operation, the firm was remade with a shared vision requiring each employee to embrace every Friess Associates client’s success as his or her personal obligation.
Friess Associates opens to serve institutional clients
Friess establishes Brandywine Fund to serve retail investors
Mutual Funds magazine names Brandywine Fund among “Best Funds of the Decade”
Friess partners with AMG
Friess returns to private ownership, becoming employee-owned