Month: May 2016

What makes a great short? (Part III)

The third (of four) characteristic that we think makes an attractive short is called Asymmetries. (For a review of the first characteristic, Thematics / Structural Declines, click here; and the second, Divergent Expectations, here). Asymmetries are specific drivers of asymmetric risks that can result in a stock price collapsing rapidly over a short period of …

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Showing a clear sensitivity to wages

Australian investors that were able to catch our recent national roadshow (video here) will know that we position Montaka’s long and short portfolios to take advantage of medium-term trends we are observing in the global economy. We talked about a short position in Montaka’s portfolio called Regis Corporation (NYSE: RGS) – a network of around …

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Why did Berkshire Hathaway buy Apple?

Yesterday, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK/B) disclosed a $1 billion stake in Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). As typically happens when Berkshire makes such a new disclosure, this sent the stock rallying by 4%. It is an interesting move given Buffett’s long-held stance against investing in information technology companies. So the question is, why did Berkshire …

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Our Montaka Long Only funds strive
to act as a core, high conviction, global portfolio holding. Consistent with the long portfolios in our Montaka Variable Net funds, this offering is focused on owning the world’s high quality, undervalued businesses – and cash when appropriate – to outperform its benchmark.

Our Montaka Active Extension funds strive for maximised return over the long-term. Owning the Montaka Variable Net long portfolio typically scaled up to approximately 130 percent - and the Montaka Variable Net short portfolio typically scaled down to approximately 30 percent – this these funds results in a net market exposure of approximately 100 percent most of the time.

Our Montaka variable net funds strive for significant downside protection – but with minimal upside reduction. Focused on owning the world’s great and growing businesses when they are undervalued, while managing a portfolio of short positions in businesses that are deteriorating, misperceived, and overvalued, this these funds are our flagship long-short.

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Our Montaka Long Only funds strive to act as a core, high conviction, global portfolio holding. Consistent with the long portfolios in our Montaka Variable Net funds, this offering is focused on owning the world’s high quality, undervalued businesses – and cash when appropriate – to outperform its benchmark.

Our Montaka Active Extension funds strive for maximised return over the long-term. Owning the Montaka Variable Net long portfolio typically scaled up to approximately 130 percent - and the Montaka Variable Net short portfolio typically scaled down to approximately 30 percent – this these funds results in a net market exposure of approximately 100 percent most of the time.

Our Montaka variable net funds strive for significant downside protection – but with minimal upside reduction. Focused on owning the world’s great and growing businesses when they are undervalued, while managing a portfolio of short positions in businesses that are deteriorating, misperceived, and overvalued, this these funds are our flagship long-short.