The art of the management team interview EP20

The art of the management team interview | EP20

Global small cap equity analyst, Karan Phadke, discusses his experience interviewing management teams. He reveals why assessing a management team’s strength is so important to our investment philosophy, the characteristics we look for, and explains the difference between an “architect”...

November 7, 2018 27 Mins
Why public investors should care about the rise of private investment

Why public investors should care about the rise of private investment

To be sure, there are many reasons a company may prefer to turn to private investors over more traditional public markets, but as more companies choose private funding when they need to raise capital, what are the implications for investors...

October 31, 2018 8 Mins
Playing the plan Mawer international equity portfolio EP19

Playing the plan: Mawer’s international equity portfolio | EP19

David Ragan, co-manager of Mawer’s international equity strategies, discusses the current economic environment, what changes have been made to the portfolio as a result, and highlights holdings in the exciting worlds of nanotechnology, door locks, and pharmacies.

October 24, 2018 35 Mins
Ragan Morningstar international equities

A selective approach to equity markets

Last week, Morningstar interviewed international equity portfolio manager David Ragan about finding resilient stocks in international markets during turbulent times.

October 17, 2018 1 Mins
Quarterly update 3Q 2018

Quarterly update | 3Q 2018 | EP18

This episode features insights from the third quarter by Greg Peterson, Portfolio Manager of Mawer’s balanced and global balanced strategies.

October 10, 2018 19 Mins
Not boring finds for this week October 3

(Not) boring finds for this week – October 3, 2018

Our reading list this week considers factors leading to the next market correction; stock-based compensation; golfing economists; and the pitfalls of generalization.

October 3, 2018 2 Mins
Not boring finds February 21

(Not) boring finds for this week – February 21, 2018

Bloomberg shows us past startling sell-offs; Norway’s sovereign wealth fund votes against executive pay at Alphabet; Amazon wades into health care waters; and the U.S. craft beer industry is brewing economic success.

February 21, 2018 1 Mins
Enduring themes for volatile times

Enduring themes for volatile times

While investor apprehension in this environment is understandable, volatility in markets is both normal and expected. Looking back through our Art of Boring archive, we were struck by the enduring relevance of not letting fear guide investor decision-making during jittery times.

February 14, 2018 2 Mins
Not boring finds February 7

(Not) boring finds for this week – February 7, 2018

Customer satisfaction at the push of a button; an alternative perspective on the current bull market; Mr. Modi at the World Economic Forum; more on fuel efficiency; and some epic photos of Mars.

February 7, 2018 2 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
Not boring finds January 24

(Not) boring finds for this week – January 24, 2018

How the laws of biology and financial ecosystems relate; digital tech takes way longer than we think to become mainstream; humans are creative at forecasting the future; and China is going cashless.

January 24, 2018 2 Mins
China in focus

China in focus

Many of the old stories surrounding China are becoming—or are—obsolete. New ones are emerging. China’s economy is very different than it used to be, and this shift, as well as some of the trends occurring there, are worthwhile to understand.

January 11, 2018 14 Mins
Playing the plan Mawer international equity portfolio EP19

Playing the plan: Mawer’s international equity portfolio | EP19

David Ragan, co-manager of Mawer’s international equity strategies, discusses the current economic environment, what changes have been made to the portfolio as a result, and highlights holdings in the exciting worlds of nanotechnology, door locks, and pharmacies.

October 24, 2018 35 Mins
Quarterly update 3Q 2018

Quarterly update | 3Q 2018 | EP18

This episode features insights from the third quarter by Greg Peterson, Portfolio Manager of Mawer’s balanced and global balanced strategies.

October 10, 2018 19 Mins
Playing the plan Mawers global balanced portfolio EP17

Playing the plan: Mawer’s global balanced portfolio | EP17

CIO and co-manager, Paul Moroz, discusses how to build the most resilient global portfolio possible and reveals Mawer’s four building blocks to risk management.

September 26, 2018 27 Mins
Language matters in investing

Language matters in investing | EP16

Institutional portfolio manager, Rob Campbell, explains the concept of suitcase words: words into which people attribute—or pack—multiple meanings. He discusses how honing our language skills can contribute to better investing outcomes.

September 12, 2018 33 Mins
Playing the plan Mawers Emerging Markets Equity portfolio EP15

Playing the plan: Mawer’s Emerging Markets Equity portfolio | EP15

Peter Lampert, lead portfolio manager of Mawer’s Emerging Markets Equity Fund, discusses the current investing environment for emerging markets, the importance of resilience, and reviews portfolio holdings in beer, security systems, and bakery ingredient distribution.

August 29, 2018 19 Mins
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Playing the plan: Mawer’s U.S. equity portfolio | EP14

Co-manager of Mawer’s U.S. equity portfolio, Grayson Witcher, discusses the impact of rising corporate debt levels, the importance of relationship building with management teams, and how fighting bias is key to Mawer’s investment process.

August 15, 2018 31 Mins

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