Firsthand Capital Management
Firsthand Capital Management, Inc. is an employee owned investment manager with approximately $731 illion in assets under management. The firm also provides financial advisory services to its clients. It provides its services to individuals, investment companies, pooled investment vehicles, endowments, family offices, and pension funds. The firm manages separate client-focused equity portfolios. It also manages mutual funds and hedge funds for its clients. The firm invests in the public equity, hedging, and alternative investments markets across the globe. It typically invests in growth-oriented value stocks of small-cap, mid-cap, and large-cap companies. The firm primarily makes its alternative investments in private equity. It employs a top-down approach to select its industries and a fundamental analysis with a bottom-up stock picking approach to make its investments. The firm also uses a long/short strategy to make its investments in alternative instruments. It typically invests in companies operating in the technology and healthcare industries. The firm was formerly known as Interactive Research Advisers. Firsthand Capital Management was founded in 1993 and is based in San Jose, California.
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