Strategy beyond scale in commoditized industries

Strategy beyond scale in commoditized industries

We believe smaller players can be competitive, profitable, and create value in commoditized and competitive markets—the crux is having an effective strategy.

May 15, 2019 7 Mins
Playing the plan Mawer Canadian small cap portfolio EP34

Playing the plan: Mawer’s Canadian small cap portfolio | EP34

Lead manager Jeff Mo discusses the psychology that drove the Canadian economy over the past 6 months, the correlation between Canadian and emerging markets equities, and what a holding “meeting our expectations” means at Mawer.

May 8, 2019 25 Mins
Not boring finds for April 2019

(Not) boring finds for April 2019

Our finds this month include thoughts about growth prospects for the world’s major economies, the world’s first glimpse of a black hole, Howard Marks on the need for responsible capitalism, and how the business of content streaming is going to evolve.

May 1, 2019 2 Mins
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Be a cog, not a clog: Servicing complex value chains

It all comes down to the value proposition a company provides to the client.

April 17, 2019 4 Mins
Quarterly update Q1 2019 EP33

Quarterly update | 1Q 2019 | EP33

Featuring insights from the first quarter from Balanced and Global Balanced Fund co-manager and Asset Mix Chair, Greg Peterson.

April 10, 2019 17 Mins
Playing the plan Mawer Canadian equity portfolio EP32

Playing the plan: Mawer’s Canadian equity portfolio | EP32

Director of Research and Canadian equity lead manager Vijay Viswanathan discusses the overall Canadian economy, the problem with investing in natural gas and gold, and the amount of foreign exposure in the portfolio.

April 3, 2019 40 Mins
Italian moves

Italian moves

Italy has been the source of drama in recent weeks, and it hasn’t all been about men racing bicycles in spandex.

June 4, 2018 5 Mins
Not boring finds May 30

(Not) boring finds for this week – May 30, 2018

On the docket this week is an in-depth study of the effects of high household debt; the harrowing developments in data mining for surveillance; a surprising perspective on Bangladesh’s economic state; and a podcast aimed to help you with better decision-making.

May 30, 2018 2 Mins
The top 15 macro questions to ask before investing in a country

The top 15 macro questions to ask before investing in a country

These 15 questions are by no means exhaustive—they are not intended to be—but they serve as a helpful checklist for the main structural factors to consider when assessing a country’s macroeconomic backdrop.

May 16, 2018 12 Mins
Certified fresh lessons from machine learning

“Certified fresh” lessons from machine learning

Humans and machines have different strengths and weaknesses, and on our team, we tend to see the foreseeable future as a world in which the two work side-by-side.

May 2, 2018 8 Mins
Not boring finds April 18

(Not) boring finds for this week – April 18, 2018

This week we consider how far-reaching the effects of trade tariffs could be; the potential similarities between bonds and stocks; why software businesses can be great investments; and, how much narratives can shape investing.

April 18, 2018 2 Mins
Not boring finds March 28

(Not) boring finds for this week – March 28, 2018

Will the love affair with private equity end the way of the 1849 Gold Rush (i.e., not well)? Just how large is Canada’s shadow economy? What is Jeremy Grantham’s battle plan for an overvalued U.S.

March 28, 2018 2 Mins
Playing the plan Mawer Canadian small cap portfolio EP34

Playing the plan: Mawer’s Canadian small cap portfolio | EP34

Lead manager Jeff Mo discusses the psychology that drove the Canadian economy over the past 6 months, the correlation between Canadian and emerging markets equities, and what a holding “meeting our expectations” means at Mawer.

May 8, 2019 25 Mins
Quarterly update Q1 2019 EP33

Quarterly update | 1Q 2019 | EP33

Featuring insights from the first quarter from Balanced and Global Balanced Fund co-manager and Asset Mix Chair, Greg Peterson.

April 10, 2019 17 Mins
Playing the plan Mawer Canadian equity portfolio EP32

Playing the plan: Mawer’s Canadian equity portfolio | EP32

Director of Research and Canadian equity lead manager Vijay Viswanathan discusses the overall Canadian economy, the problem with investing in natural gas and gold, and the amount of foreign exposure in the portfolio.

April 3, 2019 40 Mins
Decentralized structures a competitive advantage EP31 2

Decentralized structures: a competitive advantage | EP31

Equity analyst John Wilson discusses how decentralized organizations can maintain agility and operational excellence as a defense to the negative aspects of change.

March 13, 2019 25 Mins
Playing the plan Mawer emerging markets equity portfolio EP30

Playing the plan: Mawer's emerging markets equity portfolio | EP30

Lead portfolio manager, Peter Lampert, discusses the current environment for the emerging markets equity portfolio.

March 6, 2019 18 Mins
Good travels The many business models found in the travel industry EP29

Good travels: The many business models found in the travel industry | EP29

On this episode, institutional portfolio manager, Rob Campbell, explores a few different types of business models in the travel industry and their respective risks and competitive advantages.

February 20, 2019 24 Mins

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