400 West Asset Management is a collection of quantitatively driven value funds. Our investment philosopy is based around the notion that behavioral bias plays a part in the valuations in the market. As such, through statistical and financial modelling, we have been able to identify assets that are undervalued relative to the rest of the market. Our value approach does not mean that we stay away from high growth sectors, it is that we select the companies within those sectors that inhabit preferable characteristics relative to their peers. The second part our existence surrounds the idea that the fees charged by many fund managers produce returns to investors that are below the risk-adjusted market return. These fees can substantially diminish long run returns.
- Consistent, top decile returns for our investors
- Never use soft dollars
- Stay true to investment philosopy; bigger does not mean better
- Provide statistically rigorous investment products
- Avoid judgemental biases and behavioral weakness in investment decisions
400 West Asset Management was founded by Chase DeHan, Ph.D. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics at the University of South Carolina Upstate where he teaches courses in Business Finance, International Finance, and Portfolio Management. He completed his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., all in Economics, from the University of Utah. He also completed a Post-Doc in Finance in the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida. The collection of funds at 400 West are derived from anomalies found in his academic research. Prior to entering graduate school, Chase served on active duty with the United States Marine Corps.