As value investors, we emphasise capital preservation, that is, safeguarding our clients’ investments. This means we acquire each stock at a discount to its conservatively estimated intrinsic value, which is the fundamental premise behind value investing. Our process acknowledges the dichotomy between risk and reward and accordingly we prefer a more certain 12% return against … Continued
We adopt a concentrated approach to portfolio construction, holding a maximum of 20 stocks and allocating meaningful weights to each holding. When our investment process and our search for quality yield results we make a substantial investment.
We believe it is important to invest alongside our clients, regarding them as partners. This is a distinguishing feature of our business. We have adopted the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct which is considered the benchmark for investment professionals around the globe.
We do not subscribe to or use any investment broker research or pay commissions to any investment brokers. Our independence ensures we remain free from bias and not pressured by stakeholders driving short term business outcomes that may not be in the best long term interest of our clients.
We spend many months researching a business before we invest, so when we commit to it we know the company well and we’re confident in its prospects for long term growth. The scope of our research enables us to find and value opportunities the market regularly overlooks and that gives us an edge over other … Continued
We publish our investment track record so existing and prospective investors can assess our performance relative to other funds, investment advisers or investment offerings. When selecting an investment manager, you are entitled to ask and receive their investment track record and should hold reservations about investment products that do not publicly disclose it.
Quality means different things to different people, but to us it means exceptionally managed companies with a clearly articulated strategy for creating shareholder value over the long term. We look for companies exhibiting a sustainable competitive advantage that can be perpetuated through time, as they are likely to carry substantially less risk than the overall … Continued
Swell is a value investor, but unlike traditional value managers we do not focus exclusively on low price to earnings or low price to book metrics. Our approach to value investing emphasises the acquisition of companies at discounts to their conservatively estimated intrinsic value. When considering an investment, we want the potential for a positive … Continued
We adopt a concentrated approach to portfolio construction, allocating meaningful weights to each holding. When our investment process and our search for quality yield results we make a substantial investment.
We believe price efficiency declines as the investment horizon lengthens. To exploit this inefficiency, we seek investments in high quality businesses that can be held for more than five years.