Ben Preston

Ben is a director of Orbis Investment Advisory Ltd. He joined Orbis in 2000 and his primary responsibility is researching global equities in the consumer and financial sectors.

Articles by Ben Preston

Offshore investing

Finding value in an over-valued world

By Ben Preston on 23 Nov 2017

Defensive shares are normally a safe place to “hide” when valuations look high, but Orbis is currently finding more opportunities among cyclical shares where...

Offshore investing

Tech stocks: Is history repeating itself?

By Ben Preston on 20 Jul 2017

To cut through the suspense, let me admit up front that I’m not going to answer the question directly: we don’t find it productive to spend a lot of time...

Investment insights

Orbis: We welcome the rise of passive investing

By Ben Preston and Rob Perrone on 11 Nov 2016

The Wall Street Journal ran a series this month commemorating the rise of passive investing. The articles make ‘the case for the triumph of passive’, calling...

Offshore investing

Pursuing long-term returns without simply reaching for risk

By Ben Preston and Maurits Ovaa on 30 Sep 2016

Ben Preston and Maurits Ovaa explain why Orbis believes minimising losses is arguably more important than maximising gains at a time when many stock markets ...

Offshore investing

Do not confuse stability with safety

By Ben Preston on 30 Jun 2013

According to Ben Preston, from our offshore partner Orbis, Orbis and Allan Gray's strict adherence to our bottom-up research process keeps us focused on...

Offshore investing

Japan: economic pessimism creates buying opportunities

By Trevor Black and Ben Preston on 30 Jun 2011

As bottom-up stock pickers, we believe that great investment opportunities can be found in even the most challenging conditions. Japan is a perfect example....

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