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Post mortem Learnings from 2020 EP80

Post-mortem: Learnings from 2020 | EP80

Chief Investment Officer Paul Moroz discusses why the Research team’s post-mortem process is important, and some of their top learnings from 2020.

February 16, 2021 25 Mins
Playing the plan Mawer international equity portfolio EP79

Playing the plan: Mawer’s international equity portfolio | EP79

Lead portfolio manager, David Ragan, discusses how the portfolio did over the past year, why some companies were more resilient than others, and what makes skepticism a competitive advantage.

January 27, 2021 28 Mins
Quarterly update Q4 2020 EP78

Quarterly update | Q4 2020 | EP78

A look back on the major investment themes of 2020, and a look ahead at some of the risks and opportunities on our radar.

January 20, 2021 21 Mins
Twas the week before Christmas 2020

'Twas the week before Christmas

‘Twas the week before Christmas, (and you know it’s true), COVID looms large in our annual review.

December 18, 2020 2 Mins
Holiday Special Mawers Annual Poem EP77

Holiday Special: Mawer's Annual Poem | EP77

Our three hosts narrate Mawer's timely variation of "'Twas the week before Christmas"—an annual review of the year. Stay for the bloopers!

December 18, 2020 5 Mins
game on a deep dive into the gaming industry ep76

Game on: A deep-dive into the gaming industry | EP76

Front-of-mind investment learnings from equity analysts Justin Anderson and Joshua Samuel on the dynamic, evolving gaming universe.

December 9, 2020 48 Mins
Not boring finds for March 2019

(Not) boring finds for March 2019

Our finds this month include insights into the future of e-commerce, why investing in good service can bolster a business model, Howard Marks on what an investor needs to succeed, and a nudge to laugh a bit more in the...

March 27, 2019 2 Mins
Every BEEP matters

Every BEEP matters

We focus on best execution (avoiding the steamroller), but also try not to lose sight of the knowledge that a penny lost might be worth dollars of return should our investment thesis be correct.

March 20, 2019 6 Mins
Not boring finds for February 2019

(Not) boring finds for February 2019

Our finds this month include a case for “Peak Investment Industry”; the surprisingly old history of modern ETFs; Jeff Bezos on the importance of being customer-focused; and the incredible advancements in augmented reality—imagine watching a full scale whale swim by...

March 1, 2019 1 Mins
Why culture is important to risk management

Why culture is important to risk management

One of the most important elements of our risk management framework is our decision-making environment. We spend a lot of time focusing on our team culture because it’s the foundation on which better investment decisions are made.

February 27, 2019 4 Mins
Whats love got to do with it investing

What’s love got to do with it? (Investing)

Leave it to the “boring” folks at Mawer to turn an idea about love into a blog about investing.

February 12, 2019 10 Mins
Not boring finds January 2019

(Not) boring finds for January 2019

This month, we raised our eyebrows at a visualization of global government debt, wondered about how much information in investing is too much, and agreed that sticking to a long-term strategy can help both investors and companies outperform over time.

January 30, 2019 2 Mins
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.

November 7, 2018 27 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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