Portfolio Managers

Gautam Dhingra, CFA

Gautam Dhingra is the CEO and a Portfolio Manager at High Pointe Capital Management, LLC. He developed the firm's pioneering investment approach focusing on intangible assets that distinguishes the firm and gives it an edge over its competitors.

Prior to starting High Pointe, Gautam was a partner at Hewitt Associates advising numerous blue-chip clients as to how to structure their investment programs. Over the years, his clients included twelve members of the Fortune 100 List, namely, Citicorp, Verizon, Target, Safeway, Sprint, Allstate, Motorola, Johnson Controls, Honeywell, General Dynamics, Liberty Mutual and John Deere.

Gautam was a faculty member at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management for two years. He holds a Ph.D. in finance, with a specialization in investments, from the University of Florida where he also taught courses in Securities Analysis and Derivatives. He is a past Chairman of CFA Society Chicago and a long-time member of the Economic Club of Chicago.

Gautam has written and published articles on various investment topics. His recent speaking engagements have been on the topic of Global Investing at the National Association of Securities Professionals and National Consulting Actuaries Conference. He has been quoted widely by various media outlets including Reuters, CNN, Fox Business, BBC, National Public Radio, and Chicago Tribune.

You can reach Gautam by email at gdhingra@highpointecapital.com or by telephone at (312)726-2500 (x-101).

Christopher J. Olson, CFA

Chris Olson is a Principal and Portfolio Manager at High Pointe Capital Management. Prior to High Pointe, he was a Portfolio Manager at Columbia Wanger Asset Management in Chicago for 15 years where he managed the Columbia Acorn International Select Fund and Wanger International Fund.

Chris has devoted his career to search for overlooked and attractive investment opportunities all across the globe. He began his investment management career at Yasuda Kasai Brinson in Tokyo in 1991 and later joined the parent company, Brinson Partners, to help start the firm’s Emerging Markets investment strategy. He has lived and worked in Sweden, Japan and Taiwan. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and has studied five other foreign languages.

Chris holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and an MA in International Studies from the School of Arts and Sciences, both at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in Political Science. Chris is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) having earned his charter in 1998 and is a member of CFA Chicago. His civic responsibilities include his role as Chairman of the Board at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago and a Trustee at Lincoln Academy in Maine.

You can reach Chris by email at colson@highpointecapital.com or by telephone at (312)726-2500 (x-110).