Shelby Davis

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Shelby Moore Cullom Davis is an American investor, money manager, and philanthropist. He is the founder of investment management firm Davis Selected Advisers,[1] which as of 2008 manages about $100 billion in several funds. He is the son of Shelby Cullom Davis, who was a successful money manager himself,[2] and of Kathryn Wasserman Davis.[3] He is also a philanthropist, most closely associated with educational initiatives, including the Davis United World College Scholars Program, the Davis-UWC IMPACT Challenge and the Davis-UWC Dare to Dream Programme which Mr. Davis supports as a Patron of the United World College (UWC) movement.[4]

He is currently married to his second wife, Gale. His first wife, Wendy A. Adams, was the daughter of Boston Bruins Chairman Weston Adams.[5] Davis served as a Vice President of the Bruins and his name is engraved on the Stanley Cup.

Davis began his career at The Bank of New York where he rose to be the Head of the Research Department and was named the youngest Vice President since Alexander Hamilton. He is a graduate of Princeton University and currently serves as a trustee of the university.

Books about Shelby Davis: The Davis Dynasty - Fifty Years of Successful Investing on Wall Street.


  1. ^ Leckey, Andrew (1997-01-01). The Morningstar approach to investing: wiring into the mutual fund revolution. Hachette Book Group. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-446-52013-3. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  2. ^ Jason Zweig (December 1, 1995). "Meet America's Most Reliable Fund Manager His Name Is Shelby Davis, and He's Not Flashy. For Consistency, Though, He Beats Them All". Money magazine. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  3. ^ "Kathryn W. Davis; used millions to help Wellesley College, others - The Boston Globe".
  4. ^ "Davis UWC Scholars". Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  5. ^ "Wendy A. Adams, A Vassar Senior, Is Future Bride; Betrothed to Shelby M. Cullom Davis, Who Is a Princeton Graduate". The New York Times. January 4, 1959.