Lewis H. Katcher

Founder and Principal

“As a BTR Founder, I am most proud of the quality of the team we have built.”

  • MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Chartered Investment Counselor
  • Founder, BTR Capital Management

For the ten years prior to forming BTR Capital Management, Lew worked for Sutro & Company as Director of Research, Chief Investment Strategist, Chairman of the Investment Policy Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors. During his tenure, he founded Sutro Capital Management. When Sutro & Company was acquired in 1989, Lew determined that the acquiring firm was placing too much emphasis on growing revenues and too little on the quality of client service. In response, BTR Capital Management was founded to provide hands-on, quality, individualized investment management to its clients. Those objectives, along with uncompromised ethics and diligent client service, remain the core of BTR’s mission.

Lew and his wife, Peggy, have lived in their Mill Valley home for the past 30 years. As empty-nesters and inveterate fitness buffs, they enjoy active vacations and have ridden their bicycles in many parts of the world.