University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School Of Business; University of Massachusetts Amherst


Investment Experience
20 years


Company Name
Crabtree Asset Mgmt

  • Address
  • 2260 Sargent Avenue
  • Saint Paul
  • Minnesota
  • 55105

Crabtree Asset Mgmt

Crabtree Asset Management invests in growing technology companies. Barry Randall is the firm's founder and chief investment officer. He has more than 20 years of professional investing experience.

Barry spent five years as a technology stock analyst and 10 more years managing mutual funds that focused on small-cap and technology stocks. He has experience managing mutual funds and separately managed accounts as large as $650 million. Prior to earning his MBA in 1993, he spent six years as a professional computer programmer.

Barry earned a Wall Street Journal 'Category King' award for his co-management of a small cap mutual fund in 2006.

As of December 2016, Morningstar rated the Crabtree Multi-Cap Technology composite, of which the strategy offered at Covestor is a component, as having four stars (out of five) for its overall and trailing 5-year performance.

Barry has been quoted regularly in Forbes, US News & World Report, and E-Commerce Times. He has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News.

Crabtree Asset Management LLC was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Investment process

Barry regularly scans a universe of 1,400 potential holdings for possible investment ideas. He searches for companies that consistently generate cash, are increasing their market share and are executing their operational and financial plans.

Barry's stock purchases sometimes become takeover targets. Since he first offered the Crabtreee Technology portfolio in 2009, some of Crabtree's holdings have been acquired in M&A transactions.

Investment portfolio

Crabtree Technology is a science and technology, long-only investment strategy. It seeks to outperform the Merrill Lynch Technology 100 Index.  

The strategy seeks companies that consistently meet three criteria that Barry calls the Crabtree Attributes:

Potential investments must a) consistently generate cash, b) hold on to or increase their market share, and c) do so while executing on their operational and financial plans.

Sharpe ratio
2.16 365 days
30.2% 365 days
Risk score
  • 1% fee
  • $30,000 min

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Important Information

1. Performance of the Portfolio Manager's account is calculated by IB Asset Management on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions and broker commissions. Manager returns include trades and positions that fail IB Asset Management's trading rules, as a result, actual client returns will differ. IB Asset Management advisory fees are simulated and applied retro-actively to present the portfolio return "net-of-fees".

2. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Periodic and since inception performance returns are calculated daily. Monthly vs. S&P 500 return and the corresponding spark chart is calculated to the most recent month end date.

3. The investment minimum is the minimum investment required to follow a particular portfolio. The minimum amount is determined by IB Asset Management, based on the characteristics of the underlying portfolio. It should not be considered as specific investment advice for your investment situation.