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Bill Hench

Head of Small Cap Team and Portfolio Manager


  • Industry start
    1986
  • Year joined
    2021

Bill Hench is head of the Small Cap team  and portfolio manager of  the Small Cap strategy. Prior to joining First Eagle in April 2021, Bill was portfolio manager of the Small Cap Opportunistic Value strategy at Royce Investment Partners, where he worked for 18 years. Before that, he spent 10 years in the institutional equity business in Boston and New York, most recently with JP Morgan. He began his professional career as a CPA with Coopers and Lybrand. Bill earned  a bachelor's degree from Adelphi University.