Black Creek Investment Management
Bill Kanko is Founder and President of Black Creek Investment Management. He was the lead manager for the Trimark Fund and Trimark Select Growth Fund, with combined assets of more than $13bn.
‘A portfolio focused on relatively few leading global businesses that are misunderstood or misinterpreted by the market can add value over time. This approach requires independent and sometimes contrarian thinking.’
Black Creek’s approach is to look five to ten years ahead and find stocks ‘across the cap spectrum’. Its approach is long term and contrarian.
Rajiv Jain founded GQG Partners in June 2016, having previously worked at Vontobel Asset Management for 22 years. He manages both a global equity and an emerging markets mandate.
‘We believe in buying high-quality companies and a differentiated view on the company’s prospects based on the long term.’
Rajiv looks for high-quality and sustainable businesses, whose underlying strength should outweigh its environment and where that company’s strength can only truly be understood through bottom-up analysis.
Jupiter Asset Management
Ben Whitmore has over 20 years of experience and joined Jupiter in 2006. He has also worked at Schroders, managing both retail and institutional portfolios and about £2bn of assets. Ben is supported by Dermot Murphy, Co-Portfolio Manager.
‘We’re looking across the globe for lowly valued securities and believe this approach will deliver above-average returns for a global mandate.’
Ben is well known as a long-standing practitioner of contrarian value investing. He seeks businesses that are out of favour and under-valued, but have prominent franchises and sound balance sheets.
Lyrical Asset Management
Lyrical Asset Management’s investment management team is led by Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Andrew Wellington, and includes Co-Portfolio Manager, Caroline Ritter. Andrew has also worked at Neuberger Berman and New Mountain Capital, where he co-managed the $1.2bn New Mountain Vantage Fund.
'For us, volatility creates opportunity that enables us to outperform the benchmark over the long run.'
Value matters to Lyrical Asset Management. They adopt a strict discipline around investing in quality companies, seeking businesses they believe will generate attractive returns, are resilient with reasonable debt levels, offer positive growth, attractive margins, competent management and the flexibility to react to all phases of the business cycle.
River and Mercantile Asset Management
Hugh Sergeant is the CIO of Equities, having previously held similar roles at Societe Generale Asset Management, UBS Phillips & Drew and Gartmore.
‘It’s been proven over the years that more concentrated mandates can generate superior absolute and relative returns. We’re passionate believers in that.’
Hugh has put in place a model that helps him identify value at different stages of a company’s lifecycle, also giving him signals as to when that value might be unlocked. He has shown strength in smaller companies and classic ‘recovery’ situations.
George Fraise, Gordon Marchand and Rob Rohn
Sustainable Growth Advisers
Sustainable Growth Advisers (SGA) was founded in 2003 by George Fraise, Gordon Marchand and Rob Rohn, averaging over 30 years of investment experience.
‘We find quality businesses that also have sustainable growth over the long term, then we apply valuation discipline.’
SGA’s investment style is to identify those few truly differentiated global businesses that possess strong pricing power, offer recurring revenue generation and benefit from attractive, long runways of growth.
Veritas Asset Management
Andy Headley is Head of Global Strategies at Veritas Asset Management. Andy has over 20 years’ investment experience.
Veritas Asset Management uses a proprietary Real Return investment process with an absolute return mindset. It deploys a number of methods including themes to help identify industries and companies that are positioned to benefit from medium-term growth, globally.
Vulcan Value Partners
C.T. Fitzpatrick is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Vulcan Value Partners. He has over 30 years of experience and now manages over US$14bn of assets.
“We look for businesses that have inherently stable values. These businesses are rarely cheap, but we follow them anyway, and when they do become discounted, we’re ready to invest in them, and those form our portfolios.”
C.T. and his team focus on finding a small number of very high-quality businesses that have the ability to compound in value over the long term. Then, when their share prices become discounted, the team make a move.
Sands Capital Management
Michael Sramek has been with Sands Capital since 2001. The firm focuses on finding high-quality businesses that are innovative and can sustain above-average growth over the long term.
'We seek to identify the few, truly innovative businesses with sustainable above-average growth.'
Sands has six investment criteria for investing in companies: sustainable, above-average earnings; leadership in a promising business area; significant competitive advantage; clear mission; financial strength; rational valuation.
Simon Denison-Smith and Jonathan Mills
Metropolis Capital Limited
Metropolis Capital was founded by former management consultants Simon Denison-Smith and Jonathan Mills in 2008. They are value investors with a private equity style of evaluating holdings.
'We think about all of our investments as a business owner.'
Simon and Jonathan focus on long-term market recognition of the fundamental value of their investments and income generated from those investments.