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First Eagle Investments
1345 Avenue of the Americas
48th FL
New York, NY  10105-4300
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Main Phone: 800-747-2008
Web Site: http://www.firsteaglefunds.com/

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First Eagle Funds

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  • Background:
    The First Eagle family of funds, including Global Fund, Overseas Fund, U.S. Value Fund, Gold Fund and First Eagle Fund of America follows a value-oriented investment philosophy. Each fund focuses on discovering well-managed, undervalued or overlooked companies, as well as special situations.

    On July 20, 2015, First Eagle Investment Management unveiled a deal that put a majority stake in the hands of private equity shops Blackstone and Corsair Capital and their clients. The deal closed on December 1, 2015.

    Early History
    First Eagle Investment Management traces its roots back to the 19th century with the founding of S. Bleichroeder in Berlin in 1803 and Arnhold Brothers in Dresden in 1864. Arnhold acquired S. Bleichroeder in 1931. In 1937, the company moved its activities to New York under the name Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder.

    In 1987, Arnhold opened First Eagle Fund of America, its first U.S.-registered mutual fund. Its second fund was the First Eagle International Fund

    SoGen Funds Purchase
    In 1999, Arnhold purchased the SoGen Funds from Societe Generale Asset Management. SoGen Funds had launched in 1970 with SoGen International and later added SoGen Gold and SoGen Overseas in 1993. The purchase transformed Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder into a mutual fund-focused company. They initially renamed the four SoGen funds the First Eagle SoGen Funds.

    In 2002, the firm changed the funds' name to First Eagle Funds.

    In December 2009, Arnold and S. Bleichroeder Advisers rechristened itself First Eagle Investment Management, LLC to reflect its focus on asset management.

    Jean-Marie Eveillard
    The SoGen purchase was especially important for First Eagle Funds because it brought investing legend Jean-Marie Eveillard, who had been with Societe Generale since 1962 and portfolio manager of four funds, to the A&SB investing team. He had managed the SoGen International Fund (First Eagle Global Fund) since 1979, and the First Eagle Overseas Fund and First Eagle Gold Fund since their inception in 1993. Post-deal, Eveillard also became portfolio manager of the First Eagle U.S. Value Fund at its inception in 2001.

    In December 2004, at the age of 67, Eveillard decided to retire from the company. He turned over management of his funds to Charles de Vaulx, his long-time protege and a co-manager of his funds since 2001. de Vaulx suddenly left First Eagle in March 2007 (became partner and portfolio manager with International Value Advisers in May 2008).

    de Vaulx's departure prompted Eveillard to come out of retirement and resume his role as portfolio manager of the First Eagle Funds. Eveillard agreed to lead the portfolio management team and assist in overseeing a succession plan and has acted a senior advisor since March 2009.
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    Key People:
    Mehdi Mahmud
    President, CEO, First Eagle Investments
    Bridget Macaskill
    Senior Adviser, First Eagle Investment Management
    John Arnhold
    Chairman, First Eagle Investment Management
    Robert Bruno
    Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Distribution / President, First Eagle Investments / FEF Distributors, LLC
    Brian Margulies
    Chief Financial Officer, First Eagle Investments
    Jean-Marie Eveillard
    Trustee Emeritus, First Eagle Funds
    Rastko Cekic
    Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing, First Eagle Investments
    Matthieu Louanges
    Global Head of Institutional and International Wealth Management, First Eagle Investments
    Jay Lisowski
    Senior Vice President, Head of Product Development & Management, First Eagle Investments
    Melanie Dow
    Chief Administrative Officer, First Eagle Investments
    Chris Flynn
    President, First Eagle Alternative Credit (FEAC)
    Tim Connolly
    Senior Vice President, Head of Technology and Operations, First Eagle Investments
    Alex Goldsmith
    Chief Strategy Officer, First Eagle Investments
    Kimball Brooker
    Co-Head of Global Value Team, Portfolio Manager, First Eagle Investments
    Tano Santos
    Senior Advisor, Global Value Team / Director, Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing, First Eagle Investments / Columbia Business School
    William Green
    Senior Advisor, Global Value Team / Journalist, First Eagle Investments
    Matt McLennan
    Co-Head of Global Value Team, Portfolio Manager, First Eagle Investments
    Bruce Greenwald
    Senior Advisor, Global Value Team / Robert Heilbrunn Professor Emeritus of Finance and Asset Management, First Eagle Investments / Columbia Business School
    David O'Connor
    General Counsel, Head of Legal and Compliance, First Eagle Investments
    Jim Fellows
    Chief Investment Officer, Head of Tradable Credit, First Eagle Alternative Credit (FEAC)
    Nancy Labiner
    Chief Human Resources Officer, First Eagle Investments
    Chun Fong
    Senior Vice President, Chief Controller, Chief Accounting Officer, First Eagle Investments
    Michelle Fu
    Head of Risk, First Eagle Investments
    Al Pisano
    Chief Compliance Officer, First Eagle Investment Management, LLC
    Gerard Alesi
    Head of Project Management, First Eagle Investments
    Joe Lee
    Head of Retirement Platforms and Strategy, First Eagle Investment Management
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