Peter Zaldivar is a principal and co-founder of Kabouter Management, LLC, a Chicago based international equities firm. Kabouter specializes in under-researched and/or misunderstood international small caps that are best positioned to benefit from long term secular trends. Kabouter also seeks to add value in a number of ways, most often by helping companies emerge from relative obscurity and gain greater exposure to investors.
Mr. Zaldivar began his career in 1994 as a portfolio manager at Thomas White International. In 1996, Mr. Zaldivar joined Wanger Asset Management, where he was a principal and managed portfolios of international stocks. The funds he worked on received the highest ratings from Lipper Analytical Services and Morningstar. After participating in the 2001 sale of Wanger Asset Management to Liberty Financial, Mr. Zaldivar co-founded Kabouter Management.
In 1989, Mr. Zaldivar received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in Economics, and in 1994, a J.D. from Harvard University with course work in international finance and trade law. Mr. Zaldivar received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1997. Most recently, he co-authored two research papers titled Anatomy of the Small-Cap Anomaly and the Importance of Investor Relations in Unlocking Value in International Equities. Both papers were reviewed by faculty at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.