Regardless of the macro environment or changing preferences of investors, we believe high quality companies that deliver great results will always be in favor long term.
Re-opening trades, vaccines, and interest rates are all very interesting. But, in our experience, long-term investment returns are driven by sustainable earnings growth.
We greatly prefer to own the businesses that are disrupting rather than those being disrupted.
We always seek to understand the underlying business drivers and secular tailwinds to consistently position the Portfolio for long-term growth.
The strategy taps into our small-cap investing expertise by seeking to capture attractive companies earlier in their lifecycle and allowing us to hold ‘winners’ for longer.
We are extremely pleased with the underlying business performance of our Portfolio companies in 2020, and we feel increasingly positive about their 2021 outlook.
Our mindset differs from investors who try to capitalize on shorter-term price arbitrage–we seek companies that offer infinite opportunities through long-term compounding.
We believe that our investment approach is well-positioned to take advantage of the less efficient and relatively underfollowed market for small-cap companies outside the U.S.
We let our business-focused research guide our investment decisions, armed with our belief that business performance drives share prices over the long-term.
Our conviction in the competitive advantages, sustainability, and durability of our businesses remains high, and we believe the Portfolio is well-positioned for the future.