Mason Hawkins, Southeastern Asset Management
Mason Hawkins is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Southeastern Asset Management, Inc., a $34 billion global investment management firm that employs a long-term, value approach to equity investing. Southeastern is the investment advisor to the Longleaf Partners family of UCITS funds and mutual funds, and also oversees over 150 institutional separately managed accounts. Founded in 1975, Southeastern Asset Management has been successful throughout the last 38 years by investing for the long term in strong businesses with good people at deeply discounted prices. This investment approach has produced a cumulative investment return more than two and a half times the S&P 500 since 1980. Mr. Hawkins is a recognized leader in the investment industry and has been the recipient of various industry awards throughout his career. He received Institutional Investor’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.