Frederick DiSanto is the Chairman and CEO of Ancora Holdings Group LLC, a Cleveland, Ohio-based investment advisory firm providing services through multiple registered investment advisers: Ancora Advisors, Ancora Alternatives LLC, Ancora Family Wealth Advisors LLC, and Ancora Retirement Plan Advisors LLC. The investment advisory firm became a part of Focus Financial Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:FOCS) with its acquisition in Q4 2021.
Frederick DiSanto earned a bachelor’s degree in management science from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management. He started his investment career in 1985 with McDonald Investments in institutional equity sales. Later on, he worked as Managing Partner at Gelfand Partners Asset Management, and President and CEO of Maxus Investment Group. Prior to joining Ancora, DiSanto served as Executive vice president and Manager of the Fifth Third Bank’s Investment Advisors Division.
Ancora Advisors specializes in customized portfolio management for individual investors and institutions with $3.14 billion in discretionary assets under management, as of December 31, 2021. As part of its investment strategies, Ancora Advisers manages client portfolios for multiple separate categories including Small-Mid Cap Core, Small Cap Core, Mid Cap Core, Micro-cap value, and dividend value equity, among others. Its Dividend Value Strategy which seeks to own undervalued stocks of companies with dividend growth, has generated a gross return of 10.81% over the last 5 years and 12.42% since inception in July 2009.