FOUNDER & CIO
After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis in 2004, Doug began his career in Washington, DC where he worked for a pair of prominent, economic and policy-focused think tanks. He graduated from law school in 2009, and then joined an SEC-registered investment firm based in Atlanta where he worked as a generalist analyst and portfolio manager. Doug founded Andvari in 2013 with $3.5M of 'friends and family' capital to create a long-term, client-focused investment partnership from the ground up. As of March 2020, Andvari managed several times that figure with 0 client redemptions to date.
Andvari, an Old Norse mythical figure, accumulated great wealth while being known as ‘the careful one’. We draw inspiration from this idea and embrace a deliberate and cautious approach toward our client’s money. We view client capital as our own; and importantly, any stocks held by clients are also personally owned by Mr. Ott.
Lastly, since 2014, Andvari has pledged a share of its management fee to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Doug’s late wife, Leann, succumbed to this devastating genetic disease after a life-long fight. They met in 2014, married in 2016, and Leann passed away in 2018 at the age of 32, eight months after receiving a double-lung transplant.