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Lazy Fund Managers

When we started Burgundy 26 years ago we had some basic principles and values in mind. We would aim to make significant investments in well run businesses run by trustworthy, capable and honest management teams. We would work hard to deeply understand how these businesses worked and what the fundamental drivers were in order to… Continue reading “Lazy Fund Managers”

Stoic Training for Private Investors

Philosophy seems to be trending these days. In 2013, Burgundy sought investing inspiration from ancient Greece, publishing a View on Stoicism and the Art of Portfolio Intervention. Several tech entrepreneurs, such as Peter Thiel (co-founder of PayPal) and Reid Hoffman (co-founder of LinkedIn), proudly hold philosophy degrees. Charlie Munger, partner of Warren Buffett, has also… Continue reading “Stoic Training for Private Investors”

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 primarily about defending the value investment style of active management and disproving the efficient market hypothesis,… Continue reading “Let’s Take a Trip to Graham-and-Doddsville”

Women in Investment Management

We are excited to share an interview with Anne-Mette de Place Filippini, Burgundy’s Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Emerging Markets equities: “Women in Investment Management: Confidence, Compromise and Mentorship.” In the interview, Anne-Mette speaks candidly about her experience in the investment business. She also shares advice for how women might embrace and meet… Continue reading “Women in Investment Management”

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?”

The Outsiders

William Thorndike, Jr.’s book, The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success, has been making the rounds at Burgundy. It has received high praise in the industry, from hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, Peyto CEO Darren Gee, and (perhaps unsurprisingly) Warren Buffett himself. The subject matter is all there in the… Continue reading “The Outsiders”