When we say that independent analysis is paramount for us, that is not just words. To be precise, our 20 analysts hold more than 600 meetings a year with over 200 top business leaders.
Our independent analysis and proximity to companies are central to our investment success. Clear responsibilities and deputisation arrangements are in place, meaning that we can be sure of covering all relevant areas of analysis.
Primary research through direct contact with business leaders therefore plays the central role within the wide spectrum of information sources used. This approach enables analysts to gain a highly detailed understanding of the companies they study.
The information is processed using our proprietaryresearch models. This aggregates and evaluates various quality and valuation criteria – not confined to traditional financial metrics.
Each week (or as needed), our specialist sector experts meet in a dedicated committee to discuss existing positions and potential new investments. The resulting decisions are binding and always arrived at democratically as a full group.