The art of discount rates | EP122
Art of Boring
by Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
5d ago
How do investors figure out what a company is worth? (Especially in a higher inflationary and interest rate environment?)   Highlights Why doing a qualitative assessment of each company is our first filter How we try to determine valuations without missing the actual fundamentals (e.g., Trisura and Kinsale) and why valuation is only one input in the investment decision-making process When DCF modelling can actually help us better understand the drivers of the business—e.g., Colliers—and also some of its pitfalls Choosing the right discount rate—why it’s more art than science and how we t ..read more
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What the end of Moore's Law means for the semiconductor industry | EP121
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by Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
1w ago
A deep dive—right to the atomic level—of how semiconductors work and the potential implications for the industry when Moore’s Law comes to an end.   Highlights The transistor—a brief history What is a semiconductor? Why are they special? (Hint: atomic-level, laser precision manufacturing) HSMC, ASML, Amazon, KLA, Samsung—what the end of Moore’s Law might mean for various businesses in the semiconductor value chain Potential impacts to global productivity Will Rob continue to be underwhelmed by iPhone upgrades ..read more
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Playing the plan: Mawer’s U.S. equity portfolio | EP120
Art of Boring
by Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
2w ago
The deglobalization shift, long-term opportunities we’re seeing in utilities, and what’s interesting about gravel. Highlights: Impacts of currency swings and a strong U.S. dollar at the portfolio and company level Why we’re shifting to more domestic companies: E.g., Texas Instruments, Martin Marietta, Paychex The long-term runway potential for utilities—and renewables: E.g., Southern Company, AEP, Amphenol, and Linde How we’re adding resiliency to prepare for any scenario: E.g., AmerisourceBergen, Hershey, Intuit, Verisk ..read more
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Quarterly Update | Q3 2022 | EP118
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by Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
1M ago
Market swings, central bank moves, and rising interest rates. A look at Q3 ..read more
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Playing the plan: Mawer’s international equity portfolio | EP115
Art of Boring
by Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
4M ago
The impacts of inflation, interest rates, and sharp currency movements on the portfolio, and the importance of leaning in to process and keeping a long-term perspective ..read more
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An energy-fuelled debate: Are renewables actually becoming cheaper? | EP114
Art of Boring
by Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
4M ago
The team debates the thesis that renewables are becoming “cheaper” than traditional energy sources, unpacks why the ultimate cost to the end consumer shouldn’t be missing from the conversation, and delves into the investment implications ..read more
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How to make (good) decisions | EP112
Art of Boring
by Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
5M ago
CIO Paul Moroz unpacks the foundational components to better decision making for investing, business, and life ..read more
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Deep dive: DevOps | EP109
Art of Boring
by Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
6M ago
What DevOps is and why it’s a theme with investment potential ..read more
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Playing the plan: Mawer’s emerging markets equity portfolio | EP107
Art of Boring
by Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
7M ago
Russia, the potential parallels to Taiwan and China, and macro to micro portfolio considerations in an inflationary environment ..read more
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Playing the plan: Mawer’s EAFE large cap portfolio | EP104
Art of Boring
by Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
9M ago
Jim Hall (chair, head of our risk management process, and portfolio manager) shares his overall observations on prevailing macroeconomic risks—and the effects on our process and the EAFE large cap portfolio ..read more
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