Shelby M.C. Davis started Davis Advisors in 1969 following a stintas head of equity research at Bank of New York. Davis' father, Shelby Cullom Davis, was a financial advisor to governors and presidents, and a former United States ambassador to Switzerland.
Shelby M.C. Davis's son Christopher, who joined the firm in 1989,is now running Davis Advisors. The company manages the nine Davis funds, three Selected funds and the Clipperfund.
In 1993, Davis Advisors took over as investment adviser to the Selected Funds. On May 1, 2011, Davis Advisors rechristened it Selected International Fund to reflect the change in its investment strategy.
Davis Advisors in 2006 took the helm of the no-load Clipper Fund, which was previously managed by Pacific Financial Research. Clipper launched in 1984.
Selected American Shares Selected American Shares was founded in 1933. Its first mutual fund -- Selected Special Shares -- opened in 1939.
Chris Davis Chairman / President, Davis Selected Advisors / Davis Funds
Kenneth Eich Chief Operating Officer / Executive Vice President, Principal Executive Officer, Davis Selected Advisors / Davis Funds
Andrew Davis President/Vice President, Davis Selected Advisors
Douglas Haines Vice President, Director of Fund Accounting / Vice President, Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer, Davis Selected Advisors / Davis Funds
Sharra Haynes Chief Compliance Office, Vice President, Davis Selected Advisors / Davis Funds
Thomas Tays Vice President and General Counsel and Secretary, DAVIS SELECTED ADVISERS LP