Palisade Capital Management


A fundamentally different
way to invest.

As an independent asset manager established in 1995, Palisade Capital Management thinks, invests, and treats our clients in a manner that is fundamentally different from other managers. We believe in putting clients first, constant communication, fundamental research — and much more.

We invite you to see the difference being different can make:

Investment Teams

Growth Equity

Palisade’s six-member Growth Equity team, led by Senior Portfolio Managers Sammy Oh and Will Potter, employs a collaborative approach and has unique experience in the post-venture growth continuum. Utilizing intensive company-specific fundamental research, the team has navigated our clients’ Small Cap Growth, Smid Cap Growth, and Mid Cap Growth Equity portfolios through multiple investment cycles. Palisade’s Growth Equity portfolios are available through separately managed accounts, subadvised mutual fund engagements, a collective investment trust, and various wrap, SMA, and UMA platforms.

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Small Cap Core Equity

Led by Senior Portfolio Manager Marc Shapiro, Palisade’s experienced four-member Small Cap Core Equity team utilizes a research-intensive, disciplined investment process that integrates bottom-up fundamental stock research with a conviction-weighted approach to portfolio construction. This patient investment approach seeks outperformance regardless of market environment. Palisade’s Small Cap Core Equity portfolios are available through separately managed accounts, subadvised mutual fund engagements, a collective investment trust, and various wrap, SMA and UMA platforms.

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Convertible Securities

Palisade's seven-member Convertible Securities team, led by Senior Portfolio Manager Elliot Stiefel, CFA, and Portfolio Manager Bill Lee, is responsible for managing our clients' Convertible Securities and Convertible Arbitrage portfolios. This team's average individual experience of 23 years each in the investment industry, discipline throughout all market cycles, and strong equity research help distinguish it from other managers. Palisade's Convertible Securities portfolios are available through separately managed accounts, subadvised mutual fund engagements, and various SMA platforms, while our Convertible Arbitrage strategy is available through a private fund and separately managed accounts.

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Private Wealth Management

Private Wealth Management has served as a cornerstone of Palisade’s business since the firm’s founding in 1995. Our highly experienced team of Private Wealth Portfolio Managers average over three decades each of building and managing diversified portfolios for individuals, families, and organizations. Each manager works directly with clients to understand their individual financial needs, expectations, and goals, and then designs a portfolio that fits these unique circumstances.

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Long Short Equity

Palisade’s Long Short Equity strategy is led by Portfolio Manager Paul Flather and primarily focuses on US small- and mid-capitalization stocks that have limited research coverage. Paul Flather has spent the past 19 years developing original research, performing field work, and conducting independent analysis, which he uses to seek alpha generation on both long and short positions. Palisade’s Long Short Equity strategy is available through a private fund and separately managed accounts.

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Private Equity

Since 1997, Palisade has raised four private equity funds totaling over $400 million in capital. Our Private Equity funds seek to achieve attractive total returns through investments in small-to middle-market private and out-of-favor small public companies that represent “special situations” or growth opportunities. Palisade’s private equity funds are currently fully invested and are no longer open to new investors.

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News & Insight

Friday, September 18, 2015
Commentary on Federal Reserve Announcement - September 2015
Posted in Market Commentaries

Dear Investor:

When I last corresponded with you on August 25th, global equity markets were declining due to Chinese economic weakness and uncertainty on the timing of the Federal Reserve’s much anticipated decision on interest rates. At the time, I anticipated that China would respond with continued stimulus and that the Federal Reserve was going to defer raising rates until December or, more likely, well into 2016. Both of these short-term uncertainties are now known. China continues to inject liquidity into its economy and is trying to prop up its stock market, and the Federal Reserve decided yesterday to not raise interest rates at this time. Each of these events has, and will continue to have, a significant impact on U.S. stocks as measured by the S&P 500®. On August 24th, the S&P 500® had an intraday low of 1867 and closed yesterday (September 17) at 1990, a positive change of about 6.5%.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Join Chief Investment Officer Dennison "Dan" T. Veru on Fox Closing Bell Tonight
Posted in Media Appearances
Chief Investment Officer Dennison "Dan" T. Veru will appear this evening on Fox at the Closing Bell, which starts at 4:30PM. We invite you to tune in for his discussion on the current state of the market during this extraordinarily volatile time, and his thoughts on what comes next.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Commentary on August 2015 Volatility
Posted in Market Commentaries
Today, Palisade's Chief Investment Officer, Dennison "Dan" T. Veru, shares his thoughts with Palisade's investors regarding the particularly volatile markets, after what news sources are calling "Dismal Monday". Please download the letter to read more.
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Latest Research and White Papers
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Rising Rates and the Strong Dollar:      The Case for Small Cap Investing
In April 2015, Chief Investment Officer Dennison "Dan" T. Veru released a white paper discussing the allocation of capital in a rising interest rate and strong dollar environment.

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We Believe…

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…in comprehensive, bottom-up fundamental research - analyzing the numbers, visiting facilities, interviewing management teams, evaluating customer experiences, and performing channel checks.


…collaboration is critical to superior investment outcomes. Our team-oriented culture creates a constant flow of ideas and information across the firm that benefits every client.


…there is no substitute for a rigorous valuation discipline. We initiate positions based on our conviction to an investment thesis and continually challenge and review this thesis with a strict and unemotional buy/sell discipline.


…personal attention is essential to lasting client relationships. Our ongoing dialogue with our clients provides opportunities for both parties to share in—and shape—a successful investment outcome.

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