GAMCO Investors, Inc. (NYSE: GBL) was founded by Mario J. Gabelli in 1977. We began managing institutional assets in 1977, launched our first investment partnership in 1985, our first mutual fund in 1986, and our first closed end fund in 1987. We began managing our first SRI separate account in 1987. We are a research driven, fundamental active investment manager. As of December 31, 2017 the firm managed over $43 billion in discretionary assets.