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"Get a good idea, and stay with it.  Dog it, and work it until it's done, and done right." - Walt Disney

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Erich M. Patten

Chief Investment Officer
Portfolio Manager

Mr. Patten received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

He was awarded his Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.

Cutler’s founding philosophy is a commitment I take to work with me every day. This commitment is our belief that our clients are best served through conservative income producing investments, with a priority on managing risk. Whether the client is a large-institutional plan or a 401(k) participant just getting started, I remain committed to our fiduciary approach and investment decisions based on solid fundamental analysis.

As Portfolio Manager of the Cutler Equity Fund, I take Cutler’s commitment to dividends personally. When my grandfather, Ken Cutler, mentored me in the business, I would spend hours scouring annual reports and balance sheets at his instruction. He believed that consistent dividends were real returns for investors, and something that cannot be manipulated by management. Dividends are something investors can take to the bank.

My commitment to dividends expanded with the launch of the Cutler's third mutual fund, the Cutler Emerging Markets Fund.

Outside of work, I believe that service is a responsibility of the business community, and I am a member of the Bellevue Rotary Club. I live in Bellevue, Washington with my wife and three children and sing tenor in the Queen Anne Lutheran Church Chancel Choir. I am a dedicated Seattle Mariners fan.

In 2003, I assumed the position of Co-Portfolio Manager of the firm’s investment strategies alongside my brother Matt. My focus is on qualitative and quantitative analysis for security selection. I am President of the firm, Chief Investment Officer, and serve as President of the Cutler Trust, providing oversight of the Cutler Equity Fund, Cutler Emerging Markets Fund, and the Cutler Income Fund.

Favorite Quote

"Get a good idea, and stay with it.  Dog it, and work it until it's done, and done right." - Walt Disney

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