Forward Thinking. Finding Value.

  • Our focus on identifying high quality businesses that generate strong returns on invested capital and have promising internal reinvestment opportunities generally results in our funds having little to no exposure in resource companies. That said, we’re always opportunistic, especially if we find a stock that we believe is trading at a substantial discount to a […]

  • The Investment Process

    The Pender Investment Process Pender’s goal is to protect and grow wealth for our investors over time. To achieve this, we seek to understand the quality of a business or security; obtain more value than we are paying for; deploy capital in flexible mandates and mitigate downside risk. Take a journey through our investment process to […]

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  • David Barr One of the things I love about the summer is that you get away from the office and have the chance to reflect. I can think about our investment process and I have the opportunity to make changes and input new learnings, all of which will help to improve the investment process over […]

  • A Weekend in Omaha

    It is phenomenal to think about the evolution of the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) annual meeting over the years. Fifty three years ago the first Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting was held in a lunch room for friends and family. Today, more than forty thousand people descend on Omaha and fill an arena to capacity; not to […]

  • PenderFund Capital Management held its annual Investment Ideas Conference on Thursday 31 May, 2018. The event was streamed live, and a full replay is now available. To watch the replay please register here. You will receive password protected access. Here is a list of the key time stamps from the event – what was presented and discussed when, and questions asked […]

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  • When to Consider Buying Megacaps

    Recently asked questions from the field: Does the recent drop of Facebook offer us an opportunity to add a megacap name to our portfolios? If Washington decides to increase regulations on technology companies, would that impact megatech enough to provide entry points? Here are some thoughts on Pender’s investment strategy as it relates to our […]

  • “I ask everybody not to think in two to three-year time frames, but to think in five to seven-year time frames.” – Jeff Bezos Amazon is a remarkable enterprise that was built in part on an unwavering long-term orientation. Founder Jeff Bezos doesn’t care about quarterly earnings because he knows the near-term earnings simply reflect […]

  • It is important to keep in mind that one of Charles Darwin’s great insights on evolution also applies to capitalism: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” It’s better to be a disruptor than the disruptee, […]

  • “It’s déjà vu all over again.” – Yogi Berra We often own stakes in companies which can be characterized as boring, operating in “meat and potatoes” industries that have faced cyclical headwinds. Some major current Pender holdings in this category include Liberty Global and Liberty Latin America (large international TV and broadband companies), Platform Specialty […]

  • Pender’s Holiday Reading List 2017

    David Barr A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market Edward O. Thorp (Author), Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Foreword) Investing is a probabilistic endeavour and that drew me to this book about Edward Thorp. Thorp is a mathematician and former MIT professor who devised a […]

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  • Cash as a Strategic Asset Class

    At Pender, we are often asked about our cash levels because it fluctuates over time depending on the individual Fund mandate and the opportunity set. One of the common misconceptions regarding some Pender mandates is that most outsiders think we have generated good risk-adjusted returns despite holding cash. However, we are of the view that […]

  • A Better Way in Fixed Income

    There is no longer an “easy button” in fixed income whereby investors can earn relatively high real returns from invested instruments guaranteed by the government. While most investors still construct their portfolio with a mix of “ballast” and “earners” (fixed income and equities), many no longer expect to earn meaningful returns from their fixed income […]

  • Building a business is hard. This is the reality for many CEOs. Just look at some of the most successful companies today. Facebook was confronted with questions on its ability to monetize its network post IPO, and was temporarily in the doghouse. Amazon was constantly questioned on its business model but is now firing on […]

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