How We Think
These topics, which are largely excerpted from client letters dating back to our 2001 inception, provide insight into our philosophy and the key tenets that have consistently underpinned our investment approach, which has remained unchanged since our founding. These ideas and concepts are not all-encompassing but do provide a sense of “how we think” and our application of our investing philosophy.
Our investment mandate and research footprint are both global in scope. This reach gives us the greatest opportunity to identify businesses that meet our investment criteria. This approach helps ensure we invest only in our best ideas.
Emerging Market Bottlers
One of the key characteristics that we prize with bottlers is the underlying reliability and predictability of their earnings. In past economic downturns, the performance of these businesses was particularly resilient, as consumer demand for their goods was income inelastic,…Read More
Cook & Bynum as a “Conglomerate”: Bottlers, Broadband, Brewers, & Berkshire
One way we think about the Cook & Bynum portfolio as a whole is as a conglomerate comprised of nine carefully selected companies that are organized into four principal divisions with significant operations on five continents: (1) a geographically diversified…Read More
Where We Are Looking For Value
Previously, we shared the year-to-date results for several international indices and discussed how short-term volatility creates opportunities that we work to exploit. Longer-term returns for this group of indices are even more interesting. This chart shows their performance against the…Read More
Recency Bias, Global Interest Rates, and Return Expectations
Evolution has rewarded humans (and animals in general) for recency bias. For example, if one of our ancestors found food down a certain path one day, that was probably a good place for him to look again the next day. …Read More