What We Believe

At the core of our investment philosophy is an intense belief in independent thought and action. You cannot do what everyone else does and achieve better than average results.To be a good investor – to generate the highest returns – you must go against consensus thinking. As the saying goes, “you’ve got to be different and you’ve got to be right!”

“Nobody invests successfully by following the crowd”

Nobody invests successfully by following the crowd. We’re not influenced by what other people think or do. We want to get the facts and work out what’s right and what’s wrong. We seek no reassurance that other people see a particular investment situation the way we do.

Many of the great fortunes in the world have been built by people who concentrated their efforts into a single company – where they had acquired their equity (ownership) cheaply before their business was listed on a stockmarket, or during some moment of crisis in a company’s history.

“Acquiring equity in listed companies as cheaply as we can.”

At CVI Partners, our aim is to replicate this situation by thinking like a business owner and acquiring equity in listed companies as cheaply as we can. We think that if a business is worth a dollar and we can buy it for 50 cents something good may happen to us.