Adam Schwartz is a Senior Managing Director of First Manhattan. He joined the firm in 2001 to work with Bob Gottesman, First Manhattan’s CEO. Together, Adam and Bob manage assets for individuals, families, partnerships, and family and charitable trusts. Adam is a value-oriented, long-term investor who is focused on preserving, sustaining, and growing his clients’ capital. Adam tends to invest in companies that are led by seasoned management teams that have a proven track record of generating attractive returns. He is also drawn to companies that are undervalued but operate in an industry with a high barrier to entry. Before making an investment, Adam thoroughly and meticulously evaluates each company’s fundamental business, looking primarily, though not exclusively, at its cash flow, rates of return, profit margins, competition, and above all, potential for growth. In addition to his work as a Portfolio Manager, Adam played a lead role in establishing the FM First Hong Kong Funds—First Manhattan’s China-focused investment vehicles. He travels to China regularly and works closely with his China-based Fund partners on company research, portfolio management, and due diligence.