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Playing the plan Mawers equity philosophy in action

Playing the plan: Mawer's equity philosophy in action | Christian Deckart | EP07

Christian Deckart, Deputy CIO and co-manager of global small cap and global equity strategies, takes us on a journey through the Mawer investment philosophy by walking us through the investment thesis of four of the global small cap strategy’s top...

May 23, 2018 35 Mins
China Observations

China observations | Peter Lampert | EP02

Features the investment insights of Peter Lampert, Mawer Emerging Markets and International Equity portfolio manager, from his research trip to China.

March 21, 2018 31 Mins
Southern exposure in the North when Canadian small caps expand into the U.S.

Southern exposure in the North: When Canadian small-caps expand into the U.S.

It is possible for smaller companies to punch above their weight in a foreign market. In our Canadian small cap portfolio, there have been many wealth-creating companies that were able to successfully expand and compete in the United States.

March 14, 2018 3 Mins
Beyond barriers to entry

Beyond barriers to entry: The advantage of barriers to capacity expansion

There is arguably another, more robust means of competitive advantage: that of barriers to capacity expansion. And this factors into one of the two main reasons behind limiting our exposure to the utility space.

January 31, 2018 5 Mins
Loss avoidance

Loss avoidance: The power of long-term thinking

A friend of mine was planning a long trip outside of Canada and didn’t really have a definite date as to when he’d be back. He was thinking a good six months to a year.

September 27, 2017 5 Mins
The age of data monopolies

The age of data monopolies

About a decade ago, was an investor to ask, “What are the best businesses? The ones nearly immune to competition?” the most robust options on the market were arguably two-way network-effect businesses.

August 30, 2017 4 Mins

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