The Fund is a Portfolio Investment Entity (PIE) that seeks to provide investors with long-term capital growth and income by directly investing in equities on a global basis, while at the same time adhering to a “Margin of Safety” investment philosophy. The strategy of the Fund is primarily to invest in shares (equity securities – including Preferred’s and Convertibles*) of entities trading at a discount in relation to their Net Asset Value/Intrinsic Value**, with low debt levels***, which have a history of paying dividends and/or returning capital to shareholders and have some sort of economic moat - e.g. brands, franchises, other.
* A Preferred stock/share is a class of ownership in a corporation/company that has a higher claim on its assets and earnings than common stock/equity. Preferred shares generally have a dividend that must be paid out before dividends to common shareholders, and the shares usually do not carry voting rights. Preferred stock combines features of debt, in that it typically pays fixed dividends, and equity, in that it has the potential to appreciate in price. Convertibles are securities, usually bonds or preferred shares, that can be converted into common stock / shares or equity. Convertibles are most often associated with convertible bonds, which allow bond-holders to convert their creditor position to that of an equity holder at an agreed-upon price. Other convertible securities can include notes and preferred shares.
** Net Asset Value / Intrinsic Value – is also referred to as “Private Market Value”. Collectively we define them as the value an informed buyer would pay to purchase assets with similar characteristics. We measure Net Asset Value/Intrinsic Value or Private Market Value by scrutinising on and off balance sheet assets, liabilities, and free cash flow. We also examine valuations and transactions in the public domain to formulate our view of possible future value.
*** Low Debt Levels – can be assessed relative to tangible and/or intangible assets, free cash flow, the industry in which an entity operates, or relative to peers within an industry.
Elevation Capital invests in companies around the world.
We conduct our own thorough and independent research.
It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something different. The investments in our Fund are often against prevailing sentiments.
MARGIN OF SAFETY
Buying shares in companies for less than their intrinsic value reduces risk.
Has proven over time to be the most consistent investment methodology to provide positive long-term investment returns.
We are in this together – everyone that works at Elevation Capital is invested in our Fund/s.
Our portfolio in no way resembles an index. We are focused on absolute returns not relative returns. You can’t spend relative returns.
The fund operates with a net cash balance. Cash provides optionality, ballast against volatility and reduces the risks of permanent loss.
NO PERFORMANCE FEE
There is no Performance Fee
of any kind
We have made everything from the underlying investments to the fee structures as transparent as possible.
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Elevation Capital's "sharp stockpicking talents really came to the fore in 2016. Founder and Portfolio Manager Christopher Swasbrook's approach of judiciously selecting companies that have built ‘brand moats' around their businesses and trade at discounts to intrinsic value enabled the firm to deliver a banner year, all the more impressive given the relatively high cash hoard." "Also noteworthy are the firm's commitment to transparency and to future fee reductions as assets grow. These characteristics all make Elevation Capital a worthy option for Kiwis looking to diversify their investments overseas." - Christopher Douglas, Morningstar's Head of Research