Wendell W. Birkhofer

Senior Vice President at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

Wendell W. Birkhofer

Wendell W. Birkhofer

Senior Vice President at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

Biography

Mr. Wendell W. Birkhofer, CFA MBA, is a Senior Vice President at Dodge & Cox. he joined the firm in 1987 and is a shareholder and a Chartered Investment Counselor.^Mr. Birkhofer worked for six years with Wen Birkhofer & Co., an investment broker dealer firm in Los Angeles. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Investment Adviser Association.[He received his B.A. degree from Stanford University in 1978 and his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1987. He holds the CFA designation.

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Chief Investment Officer at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

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Vice President at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

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Shareholder at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

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Vice President at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

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Vice President at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

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Vice President at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

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Vice President at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

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Vice President at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

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Portfolio Manager at Dodge & Cox, Inc.

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Senior Vice President at Dodge & Cox, Inc.
Education
MBA
Class of 1987

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

B.A.
Class of 1978

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Career History
Senior Vice President
1987 - Current

Dodge & Cox manages diversified equity, fixed-income and balanced separate accounts and mutual funds for individuals and institutions. Individual security selection is based on the relationship of fundamentals to valuation. The firm maintains a long-term investment horizon and an employs an investment approach that emphasizes the evaluation of risk relative to opportunity. The firm adheres to a strict price discipline. Dodge & Cox's Stock Fund seeks long-term growth of principal and income. The fund's secondary objective is the generation of reasonable current income. The fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of the common stocks of companies that appear to be temporarily undervalued by the stock market but have a favorable outlook for long-term growth.Dodge & Cox's Global Stock Fund seeks long-term growth of principal and income through investments primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities issued by companies from at least 3 different countries, including emerging markets. The fund invests mainly in medium-to-large sized, well-established companies. The fund is not required to allocate investments to particular companies in set percentages. Typically, 40% of the fund's total assets are invested in the securities of non-US companies.The firm's International Stock Fund seeks long-term growth of principal and income through investments primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities issued by non-US companies from at least 3 different foreign countries, including emerging markets. The fund focuses on countries whose economic and political systems appear more stable and are believed to provide some protection to foreign shareholders. The fund invests mainly in medium-to-large sized, well-established companies that appear to be temporarily undervalued by the stock market but have a favorable outlook for long-term growth.Dodge & Cox's Balanced Fund seeks regular income, conservation of principal and an opportunity for long-term growth of principal and income through investments in a diversified portfolio of common stocks, preferred stocks and fixed-income securities. The fund invests in companies that appear to be temporarily undervalued by the stock market but have a favorable outlook for long-term growth. The fund typically holds no more than 75% of its total assets in stocks. The fund's invests in investment-grade fixed-income securities including US government obligations, MBS, ABS, corporate bonds, collateralized mortgage obligations and others. To a lesser extent, the fund may also invest in below investment-grade fixed income securities.The firm's Income Fund seeks a high and stable rate of current income, consistent with long-term preservation of capital with the secondary objective of capital appreciation. The fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of high-quality bonds and other fixed-income securities including US government obligations, MBS, ABS, corporate bonds and collateralized mortgage obligations.

Professional
Prior
Boards & Committees
Member, Investment Committee
Current

Dodge & Cox's investment decisions are made by a team of seasoned investment professionals based on key fundamental factors that they believe determine investment value over the long term. The firm's investment analysts operate from a single location to foster communication and collaboration and each investment idea is subject to committee review for both its merits as a specific investment and its role in the overall portfolio. Their approach stresses an evaluation of risk relative to opportunity and we seek investments that we believe are undervalued by the market. Fundamental bottom-up research, a rigorous valuation discipline and a long-term investment horizon are central to Dodge & Cox's investment philosophy.

Governor
Prior

Investment Adviser Association operates as non-profit organization that exclusively represents the interests of SEC-registered investment adviser firms. The company was founded by Jane H. Williams in 1937 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$2,500 - $4,999
2005

United Way of the Bay Area owns and operates charities. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Political Donations
$500
2013

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 18th District, Anna Eshoo

$1,500
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$2,300
2007

Former President of United States

Investments
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Dodge & Cox manages diversified equity, fixed-income and balanced separate accounts and mutual funds for individuals and institutions. Individual security selection is based on the relationship of fundamentals to valuation. The firm maintains a long-term investment horizon and an employs an investment approach that emphasizes the evaluation of risk relative to opportunity. The firm adheres to a strict price discipline. Dodge & Cox's Stock Fund seeks long-term growth of principal and income. The fund's secondary objective is the generation of reasonable current income. The fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of the common stocks of companies that appear to be temporarily undervalued by the stock market but have a favorable outlook for long-term growth.Dodge & Cox's Global Stock Fund seeks long-term growth of principal and income through investments primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities issued by companies from at least 3 different countries, including emerging markets. The fund invests mainly in medium-to-large sized, well-established companies. The fund is not required to allocate investments to particular companies in set percentages. Typically, 40% of the fund's total assets are invested in the securities of non-US companies.The firm's International Stock Fund seeks long-term growth of principal and income through investments primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities issued by non-US companies from at least 3 different foreign countries, including emerging markets. The fund focuses on countries whose economic and political systems appear more stable and are believed to provide some protection to foreign shareholders. The fund invests mainly in medium-to-large sized, well-established companies that appear to be temporarily undervalued by the stock market but have a favorable outlook for long-term growth.Dodge & Cox's Balanced Fund seeks regular income, conservation of principal and an opportunity for long-term growth of principal and income through investments in a diversified portfolio of common stocks, preferred stocks and fixed-income securities. The fund invests in companies that appear to be temporarily undervalued by the stock market but have a favorable outlook for long-term growth. The fund typically holds no more than 75% of its total assets in stocks. The fund's invests in investment-grade fixed-income securities including US government obligations, MBS, ABS, corporate bonds, collateralized mortgage obligations and others. To a lesser extent, the fund may also invest in below investment-grade fixed income securities.The firm's Income Fund seeks a high and stable rate of current income, consistent with long-term preservation of capital with the secondary objective of capital appreciation. The fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of high-quality bonds and other fixed-income securities including US government obligations, MBS, ABS, corporate bonds and collateralized mortgage obligations.

Awards & Honors
CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
Chartered Investment Counselor
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