Our Team

The people who make up Weitz Funds are the core of who we are, and the reason we can do what we do so well. Many have been with us for more than a decade, and they know how to give our shareholders what they need.
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Wallace Weitz, CFA
Co-Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager

As founder and co-chief investment officer of Weitz Investments, Wally has spent over three decades putting his instinct for opportunity to work for shareholders. Influenced by the value investing model of Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett, Wally has steadily produced outstanding results on the funds that he’s managed. He manages Partners III Opportunity Fund and co-manages Partners Value Fund and Hickory Fund.

Wally discovered Benjamin Graham’s concept of value investing in high school. Already an investor (he made his first stock buy at the age of 12), he recognized a common-sense approach when he saw it. After earning a BA in economics at Carleton College in 1970, Wally spent three years in New York doing security analysis before coming to Omaha and joining Chiles, Heider & Co. in 1973. There, he spent 10 years as an analyst and portfolio manager until he started Wallace R. Weitz & Company in 1983. 

Wally has made a career out of his favorite hobby, investing. When he’s not doing that, he loves to golf, travel, read and work with charitable and educational foundations. Wally is on the Board of Trustees for Carleton College and serves on various other non-profit boards.
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Jim Boyne
President

Jim joined Weitz Investments in 2018 as its president.  Jim has more than 20 years of experience in the investment management industry, including serving as president and chief operating officer of Calamos Asset Management.  He was also a co-founder and chief operating officer at McDonnell Investment Management, a privately held institutional investment manager.  Before McDonnell, Jim was senior vice president and deputy general counsel with Van Kampen Investments and also was a corporate and securities attorney with the law firm of Jenner & Block in Chicago, Illinois.  Prior to joining Weitz Investments, Jim spent 5 years in the non-profit sector as executive director of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, one of the oldest and largest winter sports club in America.  Jim is a member of the board of directors of Kennedy Capital Management, Inc. and is president of the board of directors of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

Jim received his J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and a B.S. in marketing from Northern Illinois University.  Jim enjoys skiing, mountain biking and golfing in his spare time.  He and his wife, Leagh, have four children.
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Bradley P. Hinton, CFA
Co-Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager

Brad may be co-chief investment officer, but he’s the type of leader who values collaboration. His focus is encouraging the investment team to work together to make a meaningful difference in our clients’ lives.

Brad joined the company in 2001 as a research analyst and was appointed co-CIO in April 2017. His experience in equity analysis, fixed income credit research and portfolio management enables him to see opportunities from multiple angles. He became sole manager of the Balanced Fund in August 2005 and also co-manages Value Fund and Partners Value Fund. Brad holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and a master’s from Dartmouth, but he never stops learning. Brad enjoys the intellectual stimulation of working with other talented, passionate colleagues at Weitz Investments. 

Brad serves the community by volunteering for youth baseball and other sports. The parents of three great kids, Brad and his wife Christie are also big College World Series fans. Their attendance streak of at least one game per season is at 23 years and counting.
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Andrew S. Weitz
Director of Equity Research, Portfolio Manager

A naturally curious person, in his role as director of equity research, Drew thrives in learning about many different businesses, how they fit into a very dynamic world and into our equity portfolios.

Drew first came to Weitz Investment Management, Inc. in 1998, while a student at Carleton College, working in various departments including client services, operations and research. After graduating in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, he moved to Chicago in 2004 where he worked as a research associate and research analyst for Ariel Investments. In 2008, Drew returned to Omaha and Weitz Investments as an equity research analyst. He became co-manager of Hickory Fund in December 2011 and was appointed director of equity research in April 2017.

Drew volunteers on the advisors group for OneWorld Community Health Centers and serves on the boards of The UNION for Contemporary Art and Carleton College’s Alumni Annual Fund. On his own time, he golfs, plays guitar and runs, but his favorite hobby is whatever his kids are interested in.