ESCM was established in 2012 as a division of Moody Aldrich Partners, LLC with significant ownership held by the investment team. Eastern Shore’s co-founder and Chief Investment Officer, Robert Barringer, CFA, previously served as the sole portfolio manager on the FBR Small Cap Fund at FBR Asset Management from its inception in March 2007 until the formation of Eastern Shore. Mr. Barringer was able to transport his prior track record to Eastern Shore where it continues as the Eastern Shore Small Cap Equity strategy.
Mr. Barringer co-manages Eastern Shore’s strategies with James O’Brien, CFA and Sarah Westwood, CFA, CMT. Mr. Barringer and Mr. O’Brien previously worked together on the investment team at Citizens Funds from 2001 to 2003, while Mr. O’Brien and Mrs. Westwood previously worked together at Moody Aldrich Partners from 2008 to 2012. The investment team employ the process developed by Mr. Barringer beginning in 2007.