AIG June 2013 Update

Our investment thesis remains on track. AIG is relying more on operation improvements and continues to make progress. Publication of the capital liquidity and restrictions under designation as a systemically important financial institution SIFI is expected soon and should eliminate a remaining uncertainty. After SIFI requirements are defined, it is anticipated management will be able to initiate capital allocation […]

Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) Investment Thesis, Part II

In Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) Investment Thesis Part I, five sources of value creation were discussed. Four of these sources have been in place for years. The fifth source, transforming to an asset manager, is the anticipated catalyst going forward. The transformation will help the market better recognize the outstanding performance and understand the value […]

Brookfield Capital Partners (BCP) and Private Funds

Brookfield Asset Management’s fourth business platform consist of private equity and specialty funds managed under Brookfield Capital Partners (BCP) or the respective operating platform: property (BPY), renewable power (BREP) and infrastructure (BIP). Brookfield Capital Partners also includes Brookfield’s Residential Development interests, an opportunistic area of increased activity during the U.S. housing market downturn. The private funds are […]

Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) Impressive 4Q12 and 2012 Results

Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) reported [Source] impressive financial and operational performance for 2012, increasing cash flow and the intrinsic value significantly. The stage is set for solid future growth following the prudent expansion of both private and public asset management and attracting increasing capital to their highly desired real asset platforms. [Source]: BAM 4Q12 Supplemental […]

Value Investing: Don’t Make it Difficult

Value investing can be difficult for some because value investors often buy what is unpopular at the moment. After all a company’s stock usually has to be out of favor to be cheap, right? Friends and neighbors are talking about their insightful investments in Apple and the awesome leading edge products or Amazon and the […]

Buffett’s 12 Principles for Buying a Business

Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, has amassed a substantial fortune from astute investments through his company Berkshire Hathaway.  Berkshire Hathaway has outperformed the stock market for decades and investors all over the world study Buffett’s investment approach and ideas for insight.  Fortunately for all of us, Buffett generously shares his views on investing through […]

What is Value Investing?

Value Investing What is Value Investing? Warren Buffet defined value investing in the 1977 Berkshire Hathaway annual letter to shareholders: “We select our marketable equity securities in much the way we would evaluate a business for acquisition in its entirety. We want the business to be one (a) that we can understand; (b) with favorable […]