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Mawer’s U.S. equity portfolio | EP14

8/15/2018
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Co-manager of Mawer’s U.S. equity portfolio, Grayson Witcher, discusses the impact of rising corporate debt levels, the importance of relationship building with management teams, and how fighting bias is key to Mawer’s investment process.

Duration:00:31:17

Playing the plan: Mawer’s Canadian equity portfolio | EP13

8/8/2018
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Director of Research and Canadian equity co-manager, Vijay Viswanathan, discusses potential trade war impacts to the portfolio, Canada’s opportunity set, and dives deeper into holdings in the energy, e-commerce and insurance industries.

Duration:00:28:48

Investing with your eyes: CIO insights from South America | EP12

7/25/2018
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CIO Paul Moroz continues to travel the world doing fundamental research for the global equity and the global small cap strategies. This episode reveals specific observations from his recent research trip to South America and New York City.

Duration:00:29:54

Quarterly update | 2Q 2018 | EP11

7/12/2018
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This episode features insights from the past quarter by Greg Peterson, Portfolio Manager of Mawer’s balanced and global balanced strategies. Greg provides perspective on global trade wars, rising corporate debt levels, and the influence of central banks on markets.

Duration:00:24:08

Scuttlebutt and its dramatic effect on long-term investing | John Wilson | EP10

7/4/2018
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John Wilson, analyst on Mawer’s global small cap strategy, discusses scuttlebutt’s valued place in Mawer’s investment process and its competitive advantage for long-term investors. Learn how just two phone calls can take you from Bogota to Oslo.

Duration:00:19:54

Underweight: our take on Japan | EP09

6/20/2018
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David Ragan, portfolio manager of Mawer’s international equity strategies, discusses his—perhaps surprising—views on investing in Japan. While Dave holds some less than optimistic opinions, rest assured there are some positives: two of the portfolio’s Top 10 holdings are, in fact, Japanese. Find out why.

Duration:00:21:33

Getting in alignment: Why investors need to pay attention to executive compensation | EP08

6/7/2018
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Jeff Mo, portfolio manager of Mawer’s Canadian small cap strategies, discusses the significant importance of executive compensation to long-term investment performance.

Duration:00:35:42

Playing the plan: Mawer's equity philosophy in action| EP07

5/23/2018
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Deputy CIO, Christian Deckart, takes listeners on a journey through Mawer’s equity investment philosophy by walking through the investment thesis of four of the firm’s global small cap strategy’s top 10 holdings: Softcat PLC, Tsuruha Holdings, XP Power Ltd., VZ Holdings.

Duration:00:35:16

The competitive advantage of high performing teams | EP06

5/9/2018
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Vijay Viswanathan, Mawer’s Director of Research, on the key characteristics of high performing investment teams. The discussion includes why cultivating culture can be a great competitive advantage, some performance building frameworks, and what it means to be a “steward of the jersey.”

Duration:00:32:23

Supersize me: Province of Alberta goes large and issues first time benchmark euro-denominated bond | EP05

4/25/2018
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James Redpath (JR), Mawer fixed Income portfolio manager, answers why the Alberta government issued a benchmark euro-denominated bond—four to five times the average deal size in Canada—and what it may mean for the Canadian debt market.

Duration:00:15:29

Quarterly Update | 1Q 2018 | EP04

4/11/2018
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This episode features insights from the past quarter (1Q18) by Greg Peterson, Portfolio Manager of Mawer’s Balanced and Global Balanced strategies. Highlights include: the currency translation effect on Canadian equities, finding a margin of safety for investors, how the credit market is currently functioning and the main influencers that may cause market volatility going forward.

Duration:00:18:24

Moneyball and Automation: Introducing “The Lab” | Justin Anderson | EP03

4/4/2018
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Features the investment insights of Justin Anderson, Canadian equity analyst and leader of Mawer’s zone of experimentation known as The Lab. The Lab focuses on two main areas: 1) Applying new technologies to garner an investment edge; 2) Automating and streamlining the investment process.

Duration:00:32:00

China observations | Peter Lampert | EP02

3/21/2018
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Features the investment insights of Peter Lampert, Mawer Emerging Markets and International Equity portfolio manager, from his research trip to China. A few highlights include: exploration of the progression of manufacturing and the internet sectors, self-driving cars, the leapfrog impact of mobile technology, and scale benefits of China’s economic engine!

Duration:00:30:20

India observations | Paul Moroz | EP01

2/15/2018
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Features the investment insights of Mawer’s Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Paul Moroz, from his research trip to India. Paul is also co-manager of Mawer’s Global Equity and Global Small Cap strategies. In our discussion, Paul talks about the importance India’s change in administration has made to the investing landscape; explains India’s growing need for capital; shares the management meetings that left him deterred and excited; and, shines a light on why wearing shoes during company...

Duration:00:31:59