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Our Managing Directors

Experienced Management

Tweedy, Browne is owned by its four Managing Directors, William H. Browne, Thomas H. Shrager, John D. Spears and Robert Q. Wyckoff, Jr.; certain other employees of Tweedy, Browne; and Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. ("AMG"), which, through one or more of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, owns a majority interest in Tweedy, Browne. In its entire history, Tweedy, Browne has had only eleven principals, four of whom are currently active. The operations of Tweedy, Browne are managed by its Management Committee consisting of the four Managing Directors who have been with the firm for tenures ranging from 23 to 40 years. Will Browne and John Spears have worked together and have served as principals of the firm for over 35 years. No Managing Director or general partner has ever left the firm to join another investment firm.

As of September 30, 2014, the current Managing Directors and retired principals and their families, as well as employees of Tweedy, Browne had more than $909.6 million in portfolios combined with or similar to client portfolios, including approximately $123.3 million in the Global Value Fund and $73.1 million in the Value Fund, $7.2 million in the Worldwide High Dividend Yield Value Fund and $5.3 million in the Global Value Fund II -- Currency Unhedged.


Managing Directors


William H. Browne

William H. Browne has been with Tweedy, Browne Company LLC, a registered investment advisor, since 1978 and is a member of the firm's Management Committee and Investment Committee. He is a Managing Director of Tweedy, Browne Company LLC, and Chairman of the Board of Directors and Vice President of Tweedy, Browne Fund Inc., a mutual fund group comprised of the Tweedy, Browne Global Value Fund, the Tweedy, Browne Global Value Fund II — Currency Unhedged, the Tweedy, Browne Value Fund and Tweedy, Browne Worldwide High Dividend Yield Value Fund. Additionally, he is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing, and Trustee Emeritus of Colgate University. Mr. Browne holds the degrees of B.A. from Colgate University and M.B.A. from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

Thomas H. Shrager

Thomas H. Shrager has been associated with the Investment Adviser since 1989 and is a Managing Director of Tweedy, Browne Company LLC. Mr. Shrager is a member of the firm's Investment Committee and Management Committee, and is the President and a Director of Tweedy, Browne Fund Inc. Previously he had worked in mergers and acquisitions at Bear Stearns, and as a consultant for Arthur D. Little. He received a B.A. and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.

John D. Spears

John D. Spears joined the Investment Adviser in 1974 and is a member of the firm's Management Committee and Investment Committee. He is a Managing Director of Tweedy, Browne Company LLC, and Vice President of Tweedy, Browne Fund Inc. Previously, he had been in the investment business with Berger, Kent Associates; Davic Associates; and Hornblower & Weeks-Hemphill, Noyes & Co. Mr. Spears studied at the Babson Institute of Business Administration, Drexel Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania ‐ The Wharton School.

Robert Q. Wyckoff, Jr.

Robert Q. Wyckoff, Jr. has been associated with the Investment Adviser since 1991 and is a Managing Director of Tweedy, Browne Company LLC. Mr. Wyckoff is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Management Committee and is the Treasurer of Tweedy, Browne Fund Inc. Prior to joining the Investment Adviser, he held positions with Bessemer Trust, C.J. Lawrence, J&W Seligman, and Stillrock Management. He received a B.A. from Washington & Lee University and a J.D. from the University of Florida School of Law.