Cooke & Bieler is making a push to sell its equity portfolios to public funds and has hired Thad Fletcher as principal to lead that marketing effort.

"Though we haven't historically emphasized the public funds market, we think our high-quality, low-risk investment approach focusing on the long-term is ideal for this marketplace. And we think [Fletcher] is perfectly suited to lead Cooke & Bieler's efforts in this direction," Sam Ballam, a partner with Cooke & Bieler, said in a statement.

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