We seek differentiated sources of return to achieve investment objectives, while focusing on capital preservation and long-term, after-tax returns.
Cash Investment Strategy
Cash balances in banks and brokerage accounts are the bedrock of financial strength, stability and investment flexibility. That does not mean that cash should be sleeping and not contributing to wealth accumulation. Large corporations and institutions invest bulk of their cash, yielding considerably higher than rates offered by banks. A strategy that combines institutional resources, investment insights, and risk discipline can balance capital preservation and high liquidity with yield. Portfolios are customized based on unique investment policy, liquidity needs and return objectives. Safety overrides all investment decisions.
Number of holdings: Traded issues of ultra short- and short-duration government and higher quality corporate bonds. Benchmark: LIBOR+1.5%
Listed Equities Strategy
In the world of "indexing" and "robo advisors" we still follow high-conviction investment process based on sophisticated in-house fundamental, macroeconomic and quantitative analysis to target excess long-term returns. This Strategy selects and invests in global companies that are high in quality, strong financially, provide strategic global growth and have the disciplined approach of rewarding shareholders through dividends or stock buybacks. A portion of the Strategy is allocated to tactical and thematic opportunities driven by global macro disbalances, “new economy” and M&A/Special Situation arbitrage.
Holdings: Listed publicly traded equities stocks across all styles, sectors and markets. Benchmark: Morningstar Dividend Growth Index and MSCI ACWI NR US
Private Equity & Real Assets
We believe real assets and private equity investment strategies are essential for the long-term growth of capital. This Strategy allocates capital to private equity, real estate, infrastructure, and commodity projects by investing either in private transactions alongside entrepreneurs, private equity operators and family offices or opportunistically acquiring ownership in their publicly listed investment companies. We drive value creation through distinctive sourcing of investments, in-house capabilities developed since 1994 and deployed across 11 time-zones, our passion for investing, and the utmost respect for risk.
Holdings: Private and listed public traded issues. Benchmark: MSCI ACWI SMID NR USD