Sands Capital Management, LLC
Sands Capital Management, LLC is an independent, staff-owned, global investment management firm with a singular focus on long-only growth equity investing. They exist to add value and enhance the wealth of their clients with prudence over time. Sands Capital’s investment strategies (and those of their affiliates) employ a fundamental, bottom-up research approach that aims to identify high-quality public and private growth businesses globally.
Clients include pension plans, endowments, foundations, corporations, mutual and pooled funds, charities, sovereign wealth funds, state and municipal government entities, TaftHartley plans, and private investment funds.
Michael F. Raab, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Senior Research Analyst and Associate Director of Research
Mr. Raab joined Sands Capital in 2007 as a Research Associate and was promoted to Research Analyst, Associate Director of Research, and Sr. Research Analyst. He was promoted to Portfolio Manager in 2019.
Mr. Raab has a B.A. from University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from University of Maryland.
Sunil H. Thakor, CFA
Senior Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst
Mr. Thakor joined Sands Capital in 2004 as a Research Intern and was subsequently promoted to Research Analyst and Senior Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining Sands Capital, Mr. Thakor worked as an analyst for Charles River Associates, Inc. He has a BA in economics and mathematics from Colby College, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and is a CFA® charterholder.