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Monocle’s 5 most important articles

From misunderstood valuation multiples, to winning portfolio construction and investment cultures, and some of our top investment themes. These articles were some of our most read and shared last year – and we believe they hold important lessons for how to navigate the year ahead.

– Andrew Macken

 

To complement Montaka’s summer reading list, we’ve compiled 5 of our most important Monocle articles from 2021. From misunderstood valuation multiples, to winning portfolio construction and investment cultures, and some of our top investment themes. These articles were some of our most read and shared last year – and we believe they hold important lessons for how to navigate the year ahead.

 

Misunderstood multiples and Montaka’s solution

When you look at a multiple, it may seem high at first glance. But it is essential to focus beyond this and understand the underlying business, its growth opportunities and what current market expectations imply. Certainly, a high multiple can be a red flag for overvaluation. However, you cannot draw any real conclusions from that multiple in isolation.

 

Concentrated and Patient: How Active Investing wins

A select set of active managers who run concentrated portfolios and patiently hold their positions have been shown to significantly outperform over the long term. With passive strategies set to be challenged in the next decade, investors need Active investing avenues now more than ever.

 

Does your fund have a winning investment culture

Given its opacity and difficulty to understand from an outsider’s perspective, culture is often underrated within investment firms. But at Montaka we believe culture is one of the most vital components in delivering superior long-term investment returns.

 

Why have investors become theme junkies?

In today’s high-gratification world, it is natural for investors to chase these intellectual hits and gravitate towards sources of new themes. The only problem is, it remains far from clear if these new themes are even themes at all.

 

Barbarians in your portfolio: The best way to access the private market’s boom

Of the private market giants, our preferred option is Blackstone, the world’s number one player with $US731 billion of assets under management (AUM) across all asset classes. The company has grown its AUM by 16% per annum for the last decade. It has created a ‘flywheel’ where its success allows it to attract the best talent and best deals, that lead to further success.

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.