Moerus has a seasoned team who have a wealth of experience investing across the global investment landscape and a long tenure of working together, having worked with each other for nearly a decade investing in global markets. Moerus’ four investment professionals collectively have over 50 years of investment experience and have performed research on securities in over 50 countries.
Portfolio Manager and Co-Founding Partner
Amit Wadhwaney is a Portfolio Manager and Co-Founding Partner at Moerus Capital Management LLC, and the founding manager of the Moerus Worldwide Value Fund. Mr. Wadhwaney has over 25 years of experience researching and analyzing investment opportunities in developed, emerging, and frontier markets worldwide, and has managed global investment portfolios since 1996.
Prior to founding Moerus, Mr. Wadhwaney was a Portfolio Manager and Partner at Third Avenue Management LLC. Mr. Wadhwaney founded the international business at Third Avenue and was the founding manager of the Third Avenue Global Value Fund, LP, the Third Avenue Emerging Markets Fund, LP, and the Third Avenue International Value Fund, an open end mutual fund. The Third Avenue Global Value Fund, LP, Third Avenue Emerging Markets Fund, LP, and the Third Avenue International Value Fund are not offered by Moerus Funds.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Wadhwaney was first a securities analyst, and then Director of Research at M.J. Whitman LLC, a New York-based broker-dealer. Prior to joining M.J. Whitman, Mr. Wadhwaney was a paper and forest products analyst at Bunting Warburg, a Canadian brokerage firm. He began his career at Domtar, a Canadian forest products company. Mr. Wadhwaney holds an M.B.A. in Finance from The University of Chicago. He also holds a B.A. with honors and an M.A. in Economics from Concordia University; at Concordia, he was awarded the Sun Life Prize and the Concordia University Fellow in Economics, and he subsequently taught economics classes there. He also holds B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Minnesota.
JOHN MAURO, CFA
Research Analyst and Co-Founding Partner
John Mauro is a Research Analyst and Co-Founding Partner at Moerus Capital Management LLC. Mr. Mauro has over 17 years of global investment research experience, during which he has evaluated investment opportunities across a wide range of industries and geographic markets. Prior to joining Moerus, Mr. Mauro worked alongside Amit Wadhwaney and Michael Campagna as an investment research analyst at Third Avenue Management LLC, where he joined the investment team in 2003..
Mr. Mauro holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, where he was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Fordham University, where he graduated summa cum laude. Mr. Mauro is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.
MICHAEL CAMPAGNA, CFA
Research Analyst and Co-Founding Partner
Michael Campagna is a Research Analyst and Co-Founding Partner at Moerus Capital Management LLC. For over 13 years, Mr. Campagna has conducted research on and analyzed investment opportunities globally across a wide range of industries. Prior to joining Moerus, Mr. Campagna worked alongside Amit Wadhwaney and John Mauro as an investment research analyst at Third Avenue Management LLC, where he joined the investment team in 2007.
Earlier in his career, he was an investment analyst for JP Morgan Private Bank, where he evaluated and selected money managers for use in high net worth and institutional investment accounts. Mr. Campagna holds a B.S. in Finance and a B.S. in Information Systems from New York University. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.
GABRIEL TURSI, CFA
Gabriel Tursi is a Research Associate at Moerus Capital Management LLC. Mr. Tursi joined Moerus in 2018, working on projects with the investment team, before joining the team in 2021.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Tursi worked in analytics at JP Morgan's Wholesale Credit Stress Testing Group. He holds a B.A. in Finance from Temple University. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.
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