We invest across Asia

Our strategy is to own 30-35 high-quality businesses, acquired at a temporary discount thanks to the systematic exploitation of market mispricing common in some parts of Asia, with management teams we can trust.

We focus on inefficient segments of the Asian equity market, where companies are not followed by brokers, as they typically do not require financing from banks, and disclosures are limited or not always available in English.

We meet with management teams across the region all year-round, which gives us a precise insight of their business models. We typically focus on understanding the businesses moats and cash-flow drivers rather than short-term financial reports.

We have been investing in companies that are typically three times as profitable as our benchmark, the MSCI Asia Small Cap, at a third or its valuation.

We pay close attention to corporate governance and alignment that we, minority shareholders, have with management teams. We have also developed detailed checklists of the numerous bad practices that we have encountered in the region over the years to identify potential frauds or pitfalls early in the process.

Having systematically followed these principles, we have been able to significantly outperform our benchmark over the years, while reducing the risk of permanent loss of capital.

Growth

Growth

+

Value

+

Capital Preservation

Return
on Equity

20%

Track record of
capital efficiency

20%

EV/EBIT

20%

Attractive valuation

5x

Dividend
Yield

20%

Margin of safety

7%

Earnings
Growth

20%

7-year earnings
momentum

15%

20%

P/E

10x

Net
Cash

20%

21%*

*As % of market capitalization