Dick Weiss is a Core Equity senior portfolio manager at Wells Capital Management. Dick joined Wells Capital Management from Strong Capital Management in 2004. Prior to the merger, Dick was vice chairman and CIO of Strong. He served as portfolio co-manager of the Strong Advisor Common Stock Fund and the Strong Opportunity Fund. Prior to this, he was a portfolio manager and partner at Stein Roe & Farnham in Chicago where he began his career, starting as a research analyst in 1975.
Dick earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in business administration, graduating with distinction, from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. His investment knowledge and expertise have earned him several distinctions. In 1996 and 1997, Barron’s named Dick one of the “Top 100 Fund Managers.” In 2000, he was named “Manager of the Decade” by Money magazine and was named to Money’s “2002 Ultimate Investment Club.” Dick has consistently received Lipper’s No. 1 ranking for both the Common Stock Fund and Opportunity Fund for periods of five, 10, and 15 years, respectively.