Absolute value investors: We seek genuine bargains in the equity markets rather than relatively attractive ones. We may at times hold large amounts of cash if we cannot find enough opportunities meeting our investment requirements.

Long-term focus: We find that our investment goals are best achieved by taking a long-term contrarian approach. In practice we tend to stay invested on average about five years.

Bottom-up: We select and value individual stocks based on the fundamentals of the underlying businesses. We always demand that our investments meet the following criteria:

  1. High quality businesses with long-term staying power.
  2. Overall financial strength and ability to weather market dislocations.
  3. Management teams that allocate capital in a value creative manner.
  4. Significant discount to the intrinsic value of the business. Typically in excess of 30%.

Broad investment universe: We invest across market caps, industries, and geographies.

Concentration: We focus only on our best ideas and expect to be invested in no more than 25-35 stocks.

Research-driven: Prior to making investments, we engage in an extensive research and valuation process. Portfolio construction is the product of that process with what we deem to be the most attractive names accounting for the greatest weightings.

Downside focused: Avoid unsustainable businesses and high leverage. Look to buy at a significant discount to fair value.

Value investing does not protect against loss of principal and there is no assurance that the Fund will meet its objective.

Investment Team