Author: <span class="vcard">Hayley Carr</span>

The Science and the Art

“There’s so much you can tell in a 10-minute tour of a plant. I can tell you right away whether we’re making money, if we have quality or delivery issues (so customer issues) and if there’s a morale problem. It’s easy to tell. But you can’t tell until you go there.” – Linda Hasenfratz, CEO Linamar Corporation,… Continue reading “The Science and the Art”

The Most Anticipated Event of the Weekend

For the first time ever, the Berkshire Hathaway Annual General Meeting will be live streamed for public viewing. What: The Berkshire Annual General Meeting is an opportunity to hear directly from Warren Buffett, Chairman/CEO, and his business partner Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman, on various topics related to business and investing. Where: The meeting will take… Continue reading “The Most Anticipated Event of the Weekend”

Are You Faking It?

Have you ever found yourself in a conversation about finance and, in a moment of incomprehension, rather than ask a question you simply nodded along? Perhaps it was a conversation with friends or colleagues, or perhaps it was even with your financial advisor. Much of the investment industry is built upon moments like these full… Continue reading “Are You Faking It?”

Is This the End for Oil?

Energy is top of mind for investors in the Canadian equity market. After all, energy makes up 19% of the S&P/TSX Composite Index, the second-largest sector after financials. And, a quick scan of the financial page headlines of our national newspapers shows the energy sector is struggling: “Oil prices fall 2 per cent, supply overhang… Continue reading “Is This the End for Oil?”

How to Avoid Common Investment Mistakes

The VIEW from BURGUNDY As investors, each day we face triggers. Whether they manifest in our conversations with friends and colleagues, or in the barrage of daily media messaging, we are constantly surrounded by information that triggers hard-wired, internal “fight or flight” emotional responses. These responses originated as a means of survival for our ancestors… Continue reading “How to Avoid Common Investment Mistakes”

Winning By Not Losing

At the Women of Burgundy Feature Event in Toronto this month, Anne Maggisano, Senior Relationship Manager, interviewed Anne Mette de Place Filippini, Director, Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Burgundy’s emerging markets equities. One of the questions focused on Anne Mette’s love of sports, and how she ties tennis player Rafael Nadal’s discipline and… Continue reading “Winning By Not Losing”

Confessions of a Buffetteer

The VIEW from BURGUNDY Burgundy is a self-described quality-value investor, but what does that really mean? What other value styles exist, and where does Burgundy fall within this sphere? Derived from a speech delivered at the London Value Investor Conference in May, the latest issue of The View from Burgundy, “Confessions of a Buffetteer,” tackles… Continue reading “Confessions of a Buffetteer”