Just five years ago, Ethan Brown attended the Manning School of Business Hooding Ceremony as a student while finishing up his MBA program. Last Thursday, the Dean of the Manning School Sandra Richtermeyer him invited back to the event – this time as the keynote speaker. During his talk, Brown shared his story of transitioning from a professional triathlete to MBA student to Cox Capital’s portfolio manager. He spoke about the amazing transformation that’s taking place at UMass Lowell, where the quality of education is improving along with the school’s profile. Brown also gave credit to those that influenced him along his journey, including his former finance professor Tunde Kovacs (who is now on CCM’s Investment Committee), and his mentor at Cox Capital – Bill Cox, to whom he attributes much of his success. Cox is also a fellow UMass Lowell alumnus.Continue reading
For those of you that know us well, you know that meeting with companies and doing comprehensive research is embedded in the DNA of our firm. It’s how the business was built over 20 years ago. As part of our ongoing due diligence, we frequently meet with and check-in with the management teams of the companies in our portfolios. We have been investors in Federal Realty (FRT) for many years now, and we recently had the opportunity to attend their Investor Day. We were greeted by Dawn Becker (shown above) who gave us the lay of the land and told us about some upcoming projects that Federal Realty is working on. You may or may not be familiar with Federal Realty, but you are probably more familiar with Assembly Row – Somerville’s premier retail center which includes retail outlets, restaurants, a movie theater and apartments (and will also be PUMA’s new North American headquarters) – only a stone’s throw away from downtown Boston. Federal Realty is the mastermind behind this giant project, and they have several more high-profile office and retail centers located in urban areas around the U.S.Continue reading
Cox Capital Management is pleased to welcome UMass Lowell junior Harrison Oakes as the newest research intern. Originally from Reading, MA, Harrison has maintained a near perfect GPA while majoring in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. He is a Dean’s List student and a member of the Beta Sigma Gamma Honors Society. Further, Harrison has previously completed internships with MFS Investment Management in Boston, MA and Community Teamwork in Lowell, MA. Over the next few months, Harrison will get hands on experience researching individual companies, learning portfolio management strategies, and analyzing economic data. A graduate of Reading Memorial High School, he was captain of the wrestling team during his senior year and his hobbies include skiing and running.Continue reading
Cox Capital is pleased to report good news on two fronts: Portfolio Manager Ethan Brown has recently obtained his CFA Charter, and Anne Lee has joined the Cox Capital team as the firm’s new Office Manager.
Ethan joined Cox Capital in 2015 as a research analyst after obtaining his MBA from UMass Lowell. He began working toward his CFA charter in 2016, and passed all three levels of the exam in each subsequent year. Over this time, he accumulated the required work experience, and the CFA Institute approved his charter as of January 2019. “We are thrilled to have a CFA Charterholder on our staff,” said Cox Capital Management founder Bill Cox. “It demonstrates our commitment to building a qualified portfolio management team and highlights the strong research-driven culture of our firm.”Continue reading