Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Gravity Capital Management
Adam Seessel is founder and Chief Investment Officer of Gravity Capital Management, which runs money for both institutions and high-net worth individuals in a long-term, tax-efficient manner. He began his career at Sanford Bernstein and moved to progressively higher analytical responsibilities at Baron Capital and Davis Selected Advisers, where he ran consumer-products and media research. He started Gravity in 2003.
Gravity Capital Management manages money in both a partnership and a separate-account format. It has a long-term record of beating the market after fees, with special focus on capital preservation. In 2008, for example, the Gravity Long-Biased Fund lost only 5.5% of capital and returned 27% in 2009.
Seessel began his career as an investigative journalist, winning the George Polk Award in 1991 for environmental reporting. The award is generally considered the 2nd highest honor in American journalism after the Pulitzer Price. He remains active in journalism as an occasional contributor for both Barron’s and Fortune magazines.
Adam graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1985 with a BA in Religion.