Walthausen & Co., LLC, is the investment advisor of the Funds and has responsibility for the management of the Funds’ affairs, under the supervision of the Funds’ Board of Trustees. Each Fund’s investment portfolio is managed on a day-to-day basis by portfolio managers, Gerard S.E. Heffernan Jr. and DeForest R. Hinman. Mr. Heffernan has been a portfolio manager at the advisor since March 2018. Mr. Hinman has been a portfolio manager at the advisor since November 2020. The Advisor was organized in 2007 and is located at 2691 Route 9 Malta, New York 12020.
Prior to joining Walthausen & Co. in 2018, Mr. Heffernan was an investment consultant to Linde Hansen & Co., where he was developing a micro-cap value strategy. Prior to Linde Hansen, he was a partner and portfolio manager at Lord Abbett & Co. where he was the founding portfolio manager on the Lord Abbett Micro Cap Value fund from 1998 to 2013 and portfolio manager on the Lord Abbett Small Cap Value Fund from 2009 to 2013. Prior to Lord Abbett, he was a portfolio manager at CL Capital Management Company. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from Villanova University and is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Mr. Hinman has been a principal of Walthausen & Co. since the firm’s inception in September 2007. Before his appointment as a co-portfolio manager, he served previously as a co-portfolio manager of the Walthausen Small Cap Value Fund and Walthausen Select Value Fund in 2017, and retains his position as Director of Research for Walthausen & Co. Mr. Hinman’s formal education includes a B.S. in Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from State University of NY at Albany and a M.B.A. in Finance from the State University at Albany.
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