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About Us

As an independent money manager that is majority owned by employees, Cortina is squarely focused on exceeding client objectives. Formed in 2004 by a highly regarded team of investment professionals, Cortina Asset Management specializes in small cap portfolio management for public and private institutions, as well as high net worth individuals.  Cortina is a long-only separate account manager with more than 100 years of combined investment staff experience.


Cortina’s small cap strategies maintain the market and time tested philosophy, discipline and process that have made each product highly successful throughout market cycles over the past decade.  The Small Cap Growth and SMID Growth Strategies employ a “thematic based” approach to investing in vibrant and innovative growth companies.  The Small Cap Opportunity Strategy utilizes a “franchise company” framework to capture established industry leaders with strong and growing cash flows.  These investment styles are unique to the marketplace in terms of investment philosophy and process.

Mission Statement

The mission of Cortina Asset Management is to generate superior portfolio returns for our clients over their investment horizon. In this pursuit, we leverage our investment experience, independent research and disciplined investment process throughout all market conditions. Client value and satisfaction are achieved with the highest level of integrity, honesty and trust.