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Investment Approach

The RS Investments Growth Team seeks to deliver long-term capital growth through a disciplined, research-intensive approach that discovers and invests in dynamic small-, mid-, and large-cap companies engaged in a broad range of technology activities, including those that utilize technology to create competitive advantages or benefit from the use or application of scientific or technological developments to sustainably grow earnings over time.

Philosophy and Process

Emphasize innovation – Search for pioneering, disruptive businesses that we believe can change an industry to drive sustainable earnings growth over time.
Focus on the long term– Highlight companies that are aligned with the team’s fundamental beliefs and that rank highly on key quantitative metrics.
Manage risk– Seek an attractive risk/reward profile at the time of purchase to construct a high conviction portfolio of the team’s best ideas.

Scott Tracy

Scott Tracy is the chief investment officer of the RS Growth team. RS Investments was acquired by Victory Capital in July 2016 and is a Victory Capital investment franchise.

Scott began his investment career in 1997 and has been a member of the RS Growth Team since 2001. He has been co-portfolio manager responsible for the Victory RS Small Cap Growth Fund and the Victory RS Select Growth Fund since 2007 and has subsequently assumed co-portfolio manager roles for several of the other Victory RS growth funds. Prior to joining RS Investments in 2001, he spent three years at Shoreline Investment Management where his research focus included technology and industrial companies. 

Scott holds a B.A. in history from Trinity College and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. Additionally, he is a CFA charterholder.

 

Stephen J. BishopStephen J. Bishop is a portfolio manager on the RS Growth team. RS Investments was acquired by Victory Capital in July 2016 and is a Victory Capital investment franchise.

Steve began his investment career in 1992 and joined the RS Growth Team in 1996 as a research analyst primarily covering the technology sector. Steve has been a co-portfolio manager of the Victory RS Science and Technology Fund since 2001 and has subsequently assumed co-portfolio manager roles for several additional RS growth funds. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as an analyst in the corporate finance department of Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. 

He earned a B.A. from University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
 
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Investment Approach

The RS Investments Growth Team seeks to deliver long-term capital growth through a disciplined, research-intensive approach that discovers and invests in dynamic small-, mid-, and large-cap companies engaged in a broad range of technology activities, including those that utilize technology to create competitive advantages or benefit from the use or application of scientific or technological developments to sustainably grow earnings over time.

Philosophy and Process

Emphasize innovation – Search for pioneering, disruptive businesses that we believe can change an industry to drive sustainable earnings growth over time.
Focus on the long term– Highlight companies that are aligned with the team’s fundamental beliefs and that rank highly on key quantitative metrics.
Manage risk– Seek an attractive risk/reward profile at the time of purchase to construct a high conviction portfolio of the team’s best ideas.

Stephen J. Bishop

Portfolio Manager, RS Growth

Stephen J. Bishop is a portfolio manager on the RS Growth team. RS Investments was acquired by Victory Capital in July 2016 and is a Victory Capital investment franchise.

Steve began his investment career in 1992 and joined the RS Growth Team in 1996 as a research analyst primarily covering the technology sector. Steve has been a co-portfolio manager of the Victory RS Science and Technology Fund since 2001 and has subsequently assumed co-portfolio manager roles for several additional RS growth funds. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as an analyst in the corporate finance department of Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. 

He earned a B.A. from University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.