Our investors seek the long-term risk and return characteristics that only a specialist, high conviction fundamental manager can provide.
Investing Like Owners, Not Traders
Long-term perspective united by a common philosophy
Seasoned Team With A Singular Focus
Time- and market-tested track records
Long-tenure with a collaborative culture
Interests aligned with clients’ objectives
Robust Investment Process
Deep fundamental research conducted globally
Rigorous and disciplined process enhances repeatability of results
Proprietary Confidence Quotient (CQ) framework
Belief that high-conviction portfolios will lead to greater alpha
Boutique With Backing
Focused independent investment process
Support of global investment firm
The Three Pillars of Our Philosophy
We invest confidently at the intersection of sustainable growth, quality and reasonable valuations.
Our analysis of quality is forward-looking, focusing on qualitative attributes that lead to sustainable growth. The Confidence Quotient (CQ) is our proprietary analytical framework that quantifies how we think about quality.
We believe that the power of long-term, compounding growth is underappreciated by the market and offers unrecognized investment opportunity. Our extended investment horizon is a crucial part of how we generate alpha.
We don’t chase growth at any price. We insist on a valuation that is justified by the firm’s growth potential. Our valuation discipline creates a growth margin of safety.
Quantifying Our Confidence
CQ provides structure to how our team evaluates quality, bringing rigor, measurability and consistency to the process of assessing five elements of quality that we score and track over time. Each element of CQ is backed by a detailed scorecard that provides a framework for determining our confidence in the company’s quality.
Our disciplined, repeatable process focuses our attention on the most compelling opportunities.
Drawing on the domain expertise of our analysts and input from portfolio managers, we identify companies for further analysis. Our quantitative scoring tool reflects our investment philosophy and augments our analysts’ judgment.
Fundamental Due Diligence
We seek to develop deep conviction in a select group of companies. In addition to our proprietary financial modeling, we use the Confidence Quotient to bring rigor to our assessment of quality.
We invest in our highest-conviction ideas through live research portfolios. These serve as powerful communication tools and capture the track records of each analyst, creating accountability that enhances the alignment of our interests with our clients' long-term objectives.
From the research portfolios, our portfolio managers generate ideas for integration into the final portfolios. Our proprietary dashboards provide advanced analytics from our research team that guide the portfolio integration.
Fundamental Growth and Core Leadership Team
Hiring a fundamental active manager involves a belief in the people as much as the process. Our impressive performance reflects the caliber and stability of our team—and our shared commitment to our fundamental, high-conviction investment philosophy.
Fundamental Growth and Core Leadership Team
Michael Solecki, CFA
Chief Investment Officer
Paul Nestro, CFA
Director of Research
We are passionate about investing in sustainable growth throughactive management.
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