Since 1973 we have adhered to the same set of values. These have provided us with a consistent framework to help us to make the best decisions for our investors in a changing environment and over time.
We always put our clients’ interests first and avoid (not manage) conflicts of interest. We try to build our clients’ trust and confidence in us through offering excellent client service. We design our products and fees so that they tie our success to that of our clients.
We set extremely demanding and challenging standards, aiming to be the best in each area of our activities. Our business model and the way that we reward and promote our staff are designed to encourage excellence. Our performance-based investment management fees make our income more sensitive to long-term investment performance than the size of assets under management. Our senior executives are shareholders in the business, aligning their long-term interests with yours. All other staff have a substantial portion of their remuneration in the form of performance-based bonuses.
We take a long-term perspective on investment decisions and business strategy. We try to establish long-term relationships with clients who believe in us and share our conviction in our investment approach. We offer an uncluttered range of products and services where we believe the application of our skills can add value and be enduring.
We are often contrarian and have the courage to fly in the face of popular opinion or conventional wisdom. We value, seek and foster diversity of opinion and thought.
We have great faith in the power of the individual to make a difference. We believe that the best decisions are made by individuals not committees and we accept responsibility for the consequences of our actions.