The Search for Alpha is the Search for Skill
We believe the pursuit of greater upside potential and managing absolute levels of risk are inextricable goals. Each tenet of our alpha thesis is designed – individually and collectively – to promote this dual objective for our investors.
We are long-term patient investors. We strategically allocate capital to select high-quality businesses with sustainable growth, only when they trade at a significant discount to our estimate of intrinsic value.
~ Aziz Hamzaogullari, CFA®
Founder, Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager
Loomis Sayles Growth Equity Team is an active manager with a long-term, private equity approach to investing. Through their proprietary bottom-up research framework, they look to invest in those few high-quality businesses with sustainable competitive advantages and profitable growth when they trade at a significant discount to intrinsic value.
Approach & ProcessLoomis Sayles Growth Equity Team’s seven-step research framework is the cornerstone of its investment decision-making process and drives security selection. The research framework represents long-standing insights about investing and is structured around three key criteria: Quality, Growth, and Valuation. Through the disciplined and thorough implementation of bottom-up fundamental analysis, the team seeks to understand the drivers, opportunities and limits of each business. Many Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations are embedded in this process, as well.
Seven-Step Research Framework
Sustainable Competitive Advantage: Quality
Competitive Analysis: Quality
Financial Analysis: Quality
Growth Drivers: Growth
Intrinsic Value Range: Valuation
Expectations Analysis: Valuation
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