Chicago Equity Partners

Chicago Equity Partners cares about its clients, but it also cares about firefighters. That’s why the firm has been a Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund donor for more than 10 years.

Managing Director James DeZellar said, “We strongly believe that this is a great cause: Help those families of fallen firefighters and honor those who risk their lives for others.”

Among the many ways they contribute, the firm serves as a “Greater Alarm” sponsor for the annual LAFD Invitational, a golf tournament that benefits Widows & Orphans. The decision to support the charity came down to the idea of bettering the community, something Chicago Equity Partners shares with firefighters. And the firm wanted to honor their bravery. “They are heroes who give so much to the community they protect,” said DeZellar. “They are always there when you need them.” In addition to the company’s support for Widows & Orphans, they’ve worked with firefighters in various ways for nearly a quarter of a century.

Chicago Equity Partners Golf tee off 2011Chicago Equity Partners, LLC is a highly regarded institutional money manager founded in 1989. The firm utilizes a systematic investment process and strives to generate superior long-term risk adjusted returns through disciplined security selection and portfolio construction. It offers a broad range of U.S. equity and fixed income products to institutional investors including public funds, corporations, endowments and foundations, Taft-Hartley plan sponsors and certain mutual fund advisers. The firm has a long-term track record of generating strong investment performance.

And just as firefighters work together to save the day, the staff members at Chicago Equity Partners all do their part to help firefighters in need. DeZellar said, “There is no one individual that should be acknowledged since we are team. As a firm, we are honored to be associated with such a great group.”

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By David Vienna