Value Investing Since 1974

About Us


Year Founded: 1974
Corporate Registration: Van Den Berg Management I, Inc., dba Century Management and CM Fund Advisors
Ownership Structure: Independent
Investment Adviser: Registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940
Investment Philosophy: Value based
Corporate Office: Austin, Texas
Total Staff: 25 employees, with 10 dedicated to portfolio management, research, and trading
Total AUM: $1.3 billion (approximate as of December 2017)
Investment Vehicles: Separate account management + mutual fund offerings via CM Advisors Family of Funds

Our Commitment and Co-Ownership of Investments

One of our core beliefs as an advisor is to invest our own money in the same investments as our separate account clients and mutual fund shareholders. Therefore, our officers, employees, and their families have a substantial amount, if not all, of their investments in one or more of the separate account and mutual fund strategies that we manage.

Other Key Strengths

  • Wealth of experience in portfolio management, research, and trading
  • Proprietary, independent, in-house research or research verification
  • Consistent discipline

Investment Tools

  • In-person and telephone discussions with companies, vendors, suppliers, and industry experts
  • Our internal, proprietary, in-depth research database
  • Top third-party research databases such as Bloomberg, Value Line, and SEC EDGAR
  • Contract analysts at Cornerstone Analytics, as well as various independents
  • Quarterly earnings updates from companies via telephone, webcast, or in-person
  • Company materials such as quarterly 10-K's, annual reports, proxies, press releases,and other filings
  • Industry conferences, as well as industry or expert research reports, periodicals, and newsletters