SKBA Capital Management, LLC was founded in 1989 by members of the investment team working within the institutional trust department at the Bank of California. The core of the investment team has worked together for over 25 years. SKBA is a 100% employee and founder owned investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The firm employs a collaborative team approach to investing which brings together over three decades of experience to investment management. SKBA’s goal is to emphasize long-term wealth accumulation while avoiding risk of a permanent loss of capital. Its managers are disciplined, value managers.
Meet the Managers
SKBA’s portfolio management team includes:
Andrew W. Bischel, CFA®, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Bischel is Chairman, CEO, CIO and a founding member of SKBA. He has been in the industry since 1976 and joined SKBA when the firm was founded in 1989. Mr. Bischel is the lead member of the Investment Strategy Team. Previously, Mr. Bischel worked at Merus Capital Management/The Bank of California. Mr. Bischel earned his BS in Mathematics and BA in Economics from the University of California at Davis, and his MBA from the California State University at Sacramento. He is a member of the CFA® Society of San Francisco and the CFA® Institute. Mr. Bischel is an equity owner of the firm.
Evan Ke, CFA®, Director of Quantitative Research
Mr. Ke is the Director of Quantitative Research. He is a member of the Investment Strategy Team and is also a securities analyst. Mr. Ke joined SKBA in 2009 as a member of our research internship program and rejoined SKBA in 2011. In between employment at SKBA, Mr. Ke worked in the equity research department at Piper Jaffray. Mr. Ke received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Ke is a member of the CFA® Society of San Francisco and the CFA® Institute. Mr. Ke is an equity owner of the firm.
Joshua J. Rothé, President, Director of Research
Mr. Rothé is President and Director of Research. He has been in the industry since 1991 and joined SKBA in 1994. Mr. Rothé is a member of the Investment Strategy Team. Previously, Mr. Rothé worked at Lehman Brothers and Kemper Securities. Mr. Rothé received his BS in International Business and his MBA with an emphasis in Finance from the University of San Francisco. He is a member the CFA® Society of San Francisco and the CFA® Institute. Mr. Rothé is an equity owner of the firm.
Matthew R. Segura, CFA®, Director of Institutional Portfolio Management
Mr. Segura is the Director of Institutional Portfolio Management. He is a member of the Investment Strategy Team and is also a securities analyst. Mr. Segura joined SKBA in 2007 as a member of our research internship program and rejoined SKBA in 2011. Previously Mr. Segura worked at Charles Schwab & Co performing several roles: A Cash Management team member in the Treasury, and a Manager in Financial Planning and Analysis for Schwab’s largest retail divisions. Mr. Segura received a BS in business administration from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and is a member of the CFA® Society of San Francisco and the CFA® Institute. Mr. Segura is an equity owner of the firm.
SKBA manages the Large Cap Value model using its ValuePlus investment strategy. Investments are selected from a universe of securities passing Azzad’s ethical screens. The strategy seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing in a diversified portfolio of large cap, undervalued securities. SKBA incorporates a bottom-up, fundamental research process that invests in companies that pass its proprietary initial valuation framework. Only companies that pass SKBA’s initial valuation metrics make it to the next stage where a company’s earnings power is carefully analyzed. SKBA focuses on a company’s balance sheet and income statement strength, competitive position and overall industry prospects, as well as management’s alignment with shareholders’ interests.
SKBA employs a team approach to investing. Its research effort is centralized to ensure that investment ideas translate to each investment discipline. The investment process and expertise are vested in the organization, not just one “star” manager. Its success is not dependent upon any one individual portfolio manager, analyst or trader, but is the result of a strategy team process. Hence, the portfolio management team process ensures that ideas are cross-fertilized and that investment philosophies are transferred to the next generation of employees. The success of the overall process will undoubtedly outlive the founders of the firm.
Azzad makes no assurance that the manner in which SKBA manages its assets in the Large Cap Value model is the same as or entirely consistent with the manner in which it manages any of its other Funds or accounts. Large Cap investing involves risks including loss of principal. CFA® is a trademark owned by CFA® Institute.