Charles R. Dreifus
Portfolio Manager and Managing Director, Royce Investment Partners
Charles R. Dreifus, is a portfolio manager and managing director for Royce Investment Partners. He manages portfolios in the firm’s Small-Cap Special Equity strategy, including Royce Special Equity Fund, an open-end mutual fund that attempts to combine classic value analysis, the identification of good businesses, and accounting cynicism. He has 53 years of investment industry experience, with more than 30 years as a small-cap value portfolio manager. In 2008, Mr. Dreifus was named Morningstar’s Domestic-Stock Fund Manager of the Year.
Prior to joining Royce Investment Partners in 1998, Mr. Dreifus was a general partner and managing director, and a limited managing director of Lazard Freres & Co. He was also the portfolio manager of Lazard Special Equity Portfolio, formerly Lazard Special Equity Fund and Special Equity separate accounts. Mr. Dreifus holds a bachelor’s degree from the City College of New York/Baruch School and a Master of Business Administration from Baruch College. He is a
Chartered Financial Analyst.