The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global shutdown of major parts of the economy, many of which remain closed, have created considerable distress in credit markets. By late March, the amount of US distressed debt had […]
The investment world changed dramatically in March. Stable, well run businesses seemingly became impaired in the blink of an eye. When the economy shut down, we immediately devoted a lot of time evaluating balance sheet […]
How the portfolio is positioned to capture potential gains We believe the world will be a very different place on the other side of the global health crisis and associated financial crisis. We know that […]
Why the next big tech name could come from the healthcare sector Important Information: Pender Technology Inflection Fund I Limited Partnership managed by PenderFund Capital Management Ltd. (“Pender”) holds an investment in Clarius Mobile Health, […]
We have often talked about catalyst-driven investing, specifically in our blog post on Catalysts: Investing in “take-outs”. Another of the catalysts that can motivate a company to sell itself is prolonged stock price underperformance despite […]
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, […]
1. The great 35-year interest rate cycle probably bottomed in 2016 2. Disruptive periods change the opportunity sets 3. Just about everything is cyclical “I ask everybody not to think in two to three-year time […]
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 […]
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 […]
At the time of writing, David Barr’s track record for picking small cap take-out1 targets stands at 40 portfolio holdings taken out since the Pender Small Cap Opportunities Fund was launched (June 2009). In just […]
At Pender we practice active management and are fundamental value investors who base our investment process on taking advantage of market inefficiencies, such as when a company becomes significantly mispriced in comparison to what the […]
Credit markets are in a state of transition, with passive instruments such as ETF’s having become major parts of the investing landscape in recent years. Within this context, an active manager faces some challenges but […]
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