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Building long term partnerships through Excellence, Integrity & Service

Our Values

Excellence: Our approach to investing and client service requires hard work and accuracy.

Integrity: We uphold the highest standards of integrity in all our investment decisions and client interactions, ensuring transparency, trust, and ethical conduct in everything we do.

Service: We provide personalized attention, timely communication, and tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of our clients across our Focused Core Equity Strategy, Managed Risk Equity Strategy, and Opportunity Fund, L.P.

1995

Mentorship Origin

Matt Bevin, working at Putnam, and Chris Greco, working at Fidelity, connect in Boston.

Mentorship Origin

1998

Company Foundation

Matt Bevin, Ben Thomas, and John Ferreby work together at National Asset Management.

Company Foundation

2003

The Mentorship Continues

John Ferreby, along with Ben Thomas, manage over $20 billion in the Focused Core Strategy at INVESCO.

The Mentorship Continues

2005

Waycross Foundation

Ben Thomas founded Waycross Partners with a long/short strategy and opened an office in Louisville, Kentucky.

Waycross Foundation

2013

Strategy Inception

In January 2013, the Focused Core Equity Strategy was founded by John Ferreby.

Strategy Inception

2015

Fund Inception

In April 2015, the Managed Risk Equity Fund (WAYEX) was launched.

Fund Inception

2021

Institutional Expansion

Chris Greco joins as CEO in January, opens office in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, along with the Relationship Management Team.

Institutional Expansion

Our Practice

A Word from our CEO

Our CIO Ben Thomas founded Waycross in 2005 with the aim of putting clients at the center of all we do - our team, our portfolios, our culture. Improving returns for our investors and plan beneficiaries is what we do best - and our clients trust us largely thanks to the expertise of our strong investment team, who have been working together since the late 1990s. Our team brings their powerful experience to bear in other ways, too - we build mentorship right into our daily activities, to help everyone at Waycross develop to their fullest potential. 

 - Chris Greco

At Waycross, we believe that successful investing is a balance between conviction and discipline. Conviction is achieved through our Key Driver Approach to fundamental analysis, which keeps us focused on only the most critical drivers to a company's earnings. 

A disciplined approach to risk management is embedded within our investment process as we seek to understand, monitor, and limit downside risk. This investment philosophy represents the guiding principles that shape our investment decision-making process through each of our three strategies.

Focused Core Equity

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Managed Risk Equity

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Long/Short Opportunity L.P.

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Our Approach

Current Locations

4965 U.S. Highway 42, Suite 2900

Louisville, Kentucky, 40222
(904) 648 - 2102

Louisville, KY

Investment Management

13000 Sawgrass Village Circle, Suite 40

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, 32082

(904) 648 - 2102

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Relationship Management

Meet the Team

Company Leadership

FOUNDING PRINCIPAL | CIO | LEAD PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Benjamin Thomas, CFA

Ben is Founding Principal, CIO and Portfolio Manager at Waycross Partners serving on the Board of Dir...

Benjamin Thomas, CFA

CEO | PRINCIPAL | DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL SALES

Chris Greco

Chris is the CEO, Principal, and Director of Institutional Sales at Waycross Partners, serving on the...

Chris Greco

CHAIRMAN | PRINCIPAL

Matt Bevin

Matt is the Chairman of the Board at Waycross Partners and works closely with the Institutional Marke...

Matt Bevin

The Waycross Journey

What We Do

Waycross Partners is an independent institutional investment manager with a rich tradition of excellence, integrity, and service.

Our dedicated investment team offers a nuanced understanding of the financial landscape, and we work hard to help our clients maximize their investment strategies and achieve their goals.

$3.6B

ASSETS UNDER ADVISEMENT

100%

EMPLOYEE OWNED

6

CFA CHARTER HOLDERS