We believe in the fundamentals. In the details.
In doing things right, acting ethically and professionally and building from the ground up.

Our Business Principles
& Core Values

We are an independent global investment management firm committed to excellence in all that we do – our research and investments, service to investors, and operation of our business.

Our highest priority
is the best interests of our investors.

Our economic interests are aligned with that of our investors. Our partners, managing directors, principals and employees, as a group, are substantial investors in each of our funds.

We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards of professional and personal conduct.

We have a strong commitment to compliance that is part of the ethos of the Firm.

We value diversity. Diversity in thought, background and experience drives better outcomes.

We believe in teamwork based on mutual respect.

We are opportunistic and entrepreneurial investors with a disciplined investment process driven by in-depth research and rigorous risk management.

Our Firm rewards people based on merit. The strength and resilience of our people differentiate us and are our greatest assets.

We are dedicated to maintaining an inclusive culture that values every person and fosters equity, empowerment and opportunity.

Our commitment to ESG.

Davidson Kempner is a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and is committed to considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in its investment process where appropriate.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

At Davidson Kempner, our people are our greatest asset. We are dedicated to upholding an inclusive culture
that values diversity, fosters belonging and promotes equality of access and opportunity.

We believe that diversity in thought, background and experience drives better investment outcomes.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) is a stated commitment of our goals
and are embedded in the Firm’s cultural, business and strategic priorities.

Our DE&I Partners include:

#10,000 Black Interns

#10,000 Black Interns is a UK-based program that aims to transform prospects for young Black students and set them up for career success by providing training and development opportunities through paid internships and creating a sustainable cycle of mentorship and sponsorship for the Black community.

All Stars Project

All Stars Project is a leadership training program in both the US and the UK which focuses on promoting personal and professional development for disadvantaged and/or inner-city youth through performance-based workshops and paid summer internships.

Expanding Equity by W. K. Kellogg Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s program aims to advance racial equity by providing companies with tools, knowledge and a human-centered approach to cultivate workplaces that attract, develop, retain and promote diverse talent.

Girls Who Invest

Girls Who Invest is a U.S. non-profit organization focused on transforming the investment management industry by increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership.


Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) is a U.S. nonprofit organization dedicated to diversifying the national leadership pipeline by helping high-achieving students from under-resourced backgrounds gain admission to the nation's most selective colleges and supporting their success at these institutions.

SEO Alternative Investments

SEO’s Alternative Investments Fellowship Program (AIFP) educates, mentors and provides networking opportunities for investment banking analysts that are traditionally underrepresented in the alternatives industry.

Year Up

Year Up is a U.S. non-profit organization that enables young adults to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in one year by providing skills, experience and support to empower them to reach full potential through corporate internships.