What does it mean to conduct investment research today? In an age when information is instant and readily available, you may ask how Burgundy manages to sift through the relentless clutter of this seemingly unfettered access.
In this educational video series, Andrew Iu, Director of Research and Portfolio Manager, attempts to answer this question and others as he explores what deep fundamental research looks like today. He shares how Burgundy’s investment team thinks about research, benefits from a regional focus, relies on collaboration, and differentiates facts from opinions.
For an alternate format, access the transcript via the “Download PDF” link at the top of this post. The transcript has been edited for clarity.
VIDEO #1: A RESEARCH-FIRST INVESTMENT TEAM
Andrew breaks down Burgundy’s investment philosophy, shares the importance of being long-term oriented, and provides an organizational overview of the investment team.
VIDEO #2: A REGIONAL FOCUS WITH CONTINUOUS COLLABORATION
Andrew shares the benefits of applying a regional focus, which includes agility and accountability, and discusses how collaboration is imperative to success.
VIDEO #3: DIFFERENTIATING FACTS VS. OPINIONS
Andrew explains how questioning unconscious and implicit biases, following the numbers, and seeking out a variety of opinions are all crucial to differentiating facts from opinions.
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