Yearly Archives: 2017
Greg Dowdall

FeaturedDeconstructing Quality, Part II

  Part I of the series looked at how Burgundy assesses the quality of a business via three elements – business characteristics, financial attributes and management – and examined the specific business characteristics that help to define a quality business. … Read More →

Nick Whiteman

Let’s Take a Trip to Graham-and-Doddsville

  “The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville” is a legendary address delivered by Warren Buffett to the Columbia Business School in 1984 to mark the 50th anniversary of Benjamin Graham and David Dodd’s seminal investment book Security Analysis. Though the address is … Read More →

Hayley Carr

The Capacity to Endure Pain

  If you have seen The Big Short, the 2015 film adaptation of Michael Lewis’ book of the same name, you will remember the scene in which Michael Burry (played by Christian Bale) takes out his frustrations on his drum … Read More →

Greg Dowdall

Deconstructing Quality, Part I

  If you are at all familiar with Burgundy, likely you have heard time and again that we invest in “quality” companies when the share prices of those companies are trading below their “intrinsic values” (that is, what we believe … Read More →