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James C. Shircliff

Co-Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager

Main responsibilities

Mr. Shircliff serves as Chief Investment Officer for River Road. Additionally, he is Portfolio Manager for River Road’s Small Cap Value and Small-Mid Cap Value Portfolios and Portfolio Manager for River Road’s Dividend All-Cap Value Portfolios.

Experience and qualifications

Prior to co-founding River Road in 2005, Mr. Shircliff served as EVP, Portfolio Manager and Director of Research for SMC Capital Inc. (Commonwealth SMC), a registered investment advisor and affiliate of Commonwealth Trust Co. Mr. Shircliff began his career in 1973 as Research Analyst for First Kentucky Trust, where he later served as Director of Research. In 1983, he joined Oppenheimer Management Co. as Special Situations Analyst and, later, Oppenheimer’s Target Fund as Portfolio Manager. In 1986, Mr. Shircliff joined Southeastern Asset Management (Longleaf Funds) as Partner, Portfolio Manager and Director of Research. In 1997, he joined SMC Capital Inc., where he launched River Road’s Small Cap Value and Dividend All-Cap Value Portfolios. Mr. Shircliff graduated from the University of Louisville with a B.S. in Finance. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation in 1978 and is a member of the CFA® Institute and CFA® Society Louisville.