We have only one occupation: long term investing in public equities. We stay away from what we don’t understand. We look for simplicity in all aspects of our work.
- There are two defining characteristics of our team: 1) it is truly international, gathering French, Swiss, Brazilian and American backgrounds, and 2) every member of the team has actual business operating experience. This is reflected in our values, which are global and ‘business-like’ in nature.
- The firm also has an Anglo-Saxon approach to business management. It is a true meritocracy, with very little traditional hierarchy. We think this is the best way to recruit and retain talented people, which is the best way to continually improve our process and generate performance.
- We are well aware that sound operations and logistics underpin our funds. As a result, Focus AM works closely with the most recognized experts in regulatory control, trade-processing and IT support. This organization, which has received several awards, allows us to focus exclusively on the management of the funds.
- We want our investors to fully understand and be comfortable with our operations and investment strategy, and spend ample time communicating it. Transparency is one of our key tenets, are we are always available to discuss any part of our operations or portfolio management.