Tag: risk avoidance
Caroline Montminy

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 … 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 →

Joe Rooney

What Keeps Burgundy Up at Night?

Regardless of market conditions, there is one question we regularly field in client meetings: “What keeps you up at night?” For me, it is a potential misunderstanding between us and our clients. In the financial world, it is easy to … Read More →

Mathew Harrison

KISS

Confucius wrote that life is really simple, but people insist on making it complicated. The investment business takes this truism to the extreme. What could be relatively simple is often twisted, layered, tranched, and repackaged in the name of new … Read More →