ACATIS views itself as a value manager in asset and fund management.
An investment style that is based on the “genuine“ values of companies and markets must outperform a passive or trend-oriented investment policy in the long term. Wider price fluctuations may occur with this style. Value investing is successful in the long term, because it is geared toward the value and not the price of companies.
The most successful investors were always value investors such as billionaire Warren Buffett from Omaha, Nebraska (US). Numerous academic studies have also confirmed the pre-eminence of the value methodology.
ACATIS has been practising the principles of value investing successfully, for which it has been rewarded with a good performance and numerous awards.
Value investing in practice
In a monthly rhythm we screen the global equity markets for the few stocks that meet our criteria of favourable valuation and high quality.
Our computers have estimated a fair value and calculated performance indicators for most of the stocks worldwide that are considered to be in our universe. Among these stocks we find one to three stocks each month that satisfy our criteria. We buy them with the intention of holding them for several years and only selling them again when they exceed their fair value. We are not influenced by short-term newsflow.
This produces the positive results of the equity funds managed by ACATIS.