Where We Invest
Nowadays we all live in an “Always connected, always on, twenty four seven, three hundred and sixty five days a year society”. The world, the businesses and the people are connected in ways that we never imagined would ever be. For this reason, we invest in a diverse range of sectors and market places, always looking carefully at the risk to reward of any move we make in to the markets. Our track record of recommendations consists of businesses which provide critical services and activities for their customers across all the global markets.
We have proven market experience across many markets and sectors. Firstly, consumer discretionary markets and sectors capitalizing on emerging economies and high-end consumer strengths. In consumer staples, we have identified brand power as a strong fundamental and also growth in emerging markets. In the energy markets we have correctly identified companies with new drilling techniques to perform well, and we continue to take advantage of the demand for liquid natural gas.
Financial markets have also proven themselves to us, especially with the dominance of the Chinese banks, and financials are still profitable despite the “Age of Austerity”. We have capitalized upon personalized medicine in the healthcare market, and believe that it will continue to show growth in the future due to an aging global population.
In the industrial markets, we have exploited the competitive threat from China, and feel positive about strong growth in efficient energy sectors. As for the technology industry, we are doing exceptionally well with the rise of cloud computing and the concept of software as a service.
In the materials market, agricultural demand has served us well, and, especially during a global recession, we have capitalized on gold as a reserve currency.
Our knowledge of the telecommunications market is parallel to none, and we have successfully capitalized on wireless data and cellular towers. Last but not least, we are very familiar with the utilities markets, and have found them profitable despite stricter environmental regulations, helped by low-cost natural gas.
We constantly pursue investment opportunities that display the following characteristics, these are our investment fundamentals which we know are essential elements to any successful and trouble free investment.
Competitive Investment Advantage
We strive to identify companies in every sector, across all markets that have a true understanding of their market and the current and future of their customers. They have a range of products and/ or services that distinguishes them from their competition and resounds with their customers.
Proven Delivery Model
We invest in successful businesses that have validated their services and core technologies, but also have a proven capacity to scale their infrastructure to meet the ever increasing needs of their target markets. This is a solid foundation for making safe investments.
Strong fundamentals are the basis of any investment decision. We strive to identify companies which fully understand the needs of their various target markets and customers, and that offer products and services that cater not just for the masses but also for the niche markets where high returns are an inherent factor. Management is key-critical to the success of all our investments. Leadership of any entity is the driving force behind its success and we are fully aware that centring our evaluation around the strength of the management pays dividends further down the line of investing. We utilise our wide-reaching contact network, unrivalled market knowledge and 16 years of operational experience to make the right decision every time, year after year.
Through extensive analysis and timely research we identify and invest based on company’s fundamentals. As an example, we track companies with steady and predictable cash flows, leaning towards firms with established recurring-revenue business models. Our analysts ensure that any given company is demonstrating meaningful growth opportunities. This is one of our financial modelling techniques that have led to some of our most successful short and long-term investments.