The Magellan Global Equities Fund seeks to invest in outstanding companies at attractive prices, while exercising a deep understanding of the macroeconomic environment to manage investment risk.
Magellan perceives outstanding com panies to be those that are able to sustainably exploit competitive advantages in order to continually earn returns on capital that are materially in excess of their cost of capital.
While Magellan is extremely focused on fundamental business value, it is not a typical investor. The Magellan Global Equities Fund will invest in companies that have relatively high price-to-earnings and price-to-book multiples, provided that their businesses are outstanding and their shares are trading at an appropriate discount to their assessed intrinsic value. Equities that appear undervalued on the basis of a low price-to-earnings or price-to-book multiples will often prove to be poor investments if the underlying business is fundamentally weak and exhibits poor returns on capital.
Magellan focuses on risk-adjusted returns, rather than benchmark-relative returns. As a result, the Magellan Global Fund investment process is designed to generate an unconstrained, concentrated portfolio of high-quality companies.
Magellan believes that an appropriately structured portfolio of 20 to 40 investments can provide sufficient diversification to ensure that investors are not overly correlated to any single company, industry-specific or macroeconomic risk.