CornerCap was founded in 1989 with deep institutional roots. Prior to CornerCap, co-founders, Thomas Quinn and Gene Hoots, ran the $4 billion corporate pension fund of RJ Reynolds establishing the institutional foundation for the firm’s investment philosophy and Fundametrics® investment process. In this role, they evaluated and selected managers, building a simple factor model to measure the consistency of manager performance. At CornerCap, this model was adapted and governed stock selection for client portfolios. With research and development, Fundametrics® evolved into the sophisticated, multi-factor model in use today.