“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
The investment objective of the Aristotle Value Equity strategy is to optimize long-term returns over a complete market cycle, generally measured over a three to five year time frame. Our focus is on identifying what we believe to be high quality, world class businesses. This philosophy is driven by four tenets:
• Focused portfolios
• Long-term in vision
We focus on the business first and then on valuation. We believe strongly that companies must compete on a global basis to best serve shareholders’ interests; therefore, we are global in our analysis to identify outstanding investment opportunities. We also seek change that will be positive for the companies’ future prospects. We believe in a long-term investment horizon. In our view, having long-term view reduces turnover, which has historically run 20%-30% annually, and maximizes our clients’ participation in the success of high-quality businesses with sustainable competitive advantages.