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.

Investment Teams

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 six-member Convertible Securities team, led by Senior Portfolio Manager Bill Lee, is responsible for managing our clients' Convertible Securities and Convertible Arbitrage portfolios. This team’s average experience of 21 years in the investment industry, discipline throughout all market cycles, and strong equity research help distinguish Palisade from other managers. Our Convertible Securities portfolios are available through separately managed accounts, subadvised mutual fund engagements, and various SMA platforms, while the 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

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Posted in Announcements
Palisade Capital Management, a Fort Lee, N.J.-based SEC registered investment advisor with approximately $3.7 billion of assets under management, announced the promotion of William (Bill) W. Lee to Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of the firm’s Convertible Securities group. Mr. Lee joined Palisade’s Convertibles team in 2006, and has served as the Portfolio Manager for the firm’s Long Convertibles and Convertible Arbitrage strategies since 2013. Mr. Lee replaces Elliot B. Stiefel, who left the firm to pursue other opportunities.
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Monday, November 09, 2015
Laura Conover-Ferchak joins Palisade Capital as Vice President of Compliance
Posted in Announcements
Laura Conover-Ferchak joined Palisade in November 2015 as a Vice President of Compliance and is primarily responsible for assisting with the development, enforcement and testing of policies and procedures designed to prevent violations of the Advisers Act by the firm, its employees and other supervised persons.
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Monday, November 02, 2015
Q3 2015 Investor Commentary
Posted in Market Commentaries
Four major issues fed investor anxiety during the quarter: (1) the prospect of the first increase in U.S. interest rates in nearly a decade; (2) the strong dollar and the fear that U.S. corporate earnings will be crimped by the dollar’s strength; (3) concern over China’s economic slowdown; and (4) apprehension about the ability of debt-laden emerging economies to service their dollar-denominated debt in the face of slowing growth, falling commodity prices, and a strengthening dollar. So why did the Fed back down and not raise rates at its recent meeting on September 18? Where will the American capital markets go from here? Will the Fed raise interest rates before year-end? Read Palisade's quarterly investor commentary for our thoughts on these issues.
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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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