Dr Adrian Saville is the founder and chief executive of South Africa’s Cannon Asset Managers, a multi-strategy value investment firm. He is also the Professor Economics, Finance & Strategy at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
In 1996, Adrian created an investment portfolio called “SuperDogs” to capture what he believed to be the essence of investing: finding good assets–that’s the “super” part–at unloved prices–that’s the “dog” part. We talk about what he has learned running a deep value portfolio for 24 years and investing in South Africa.
Adrian completed his PhD (Economics) at the University of Natal in 1997, for which he was awarded the Economics Society of South Africa’s Founders Medal. He is a UNESCO laureate and a matriculant of Linacre College (Oxford).
Adrian’s Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/AdrianSaville
Adrian’s personal website: http://adriansaville.com/
Cannon Assets: http://www.cannonassets.co.za/
Adrian’s GIBS profile: https://www.gibs.co.za/about-us/faculty/Pages/Adrian-Saville.aspx
ABOUT THE PODCAST
Hi, I’m Tobias Carlisle. I’ve launched a new podcast called The Acquirers Podcast.
The podcast is about finding undervalued stocks, deep value investing, hedge funds, activism, buyouts, and special situations.
We uncover the tactics and strategies for finding good investments, managing risk, dealing with bad luck, and maximizing success.
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ABOUT TOBIAS CARLISLE
Tobias Carlisle is the founder of The Acquirer’s Multiple®, and Acquirers Funds®.
He is best known as the author of the #1 new release in Amazon’s Business and Finance The Acquirer’s Multiple: How the Billionaire Contrarians of Deep Value Beat the Market, the Amazon best-sellers Deep Value: Why Activists Investors and Other Contrarians Battle for Control of Losing Corporations (2014) (https://amzn.to/2VwvAGF), Quantitative Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Errors (2012) (https://amzn.to/2SDDxrN), and Concentrated Investing: Strategies of the World’s Greatest Concentrated Value Investors (2016) (https://amzn.to/2SEEjVn). He has extensive experience in investment management, business valuation, public company corporate governance, and corporate law.
Prior to founding the forerunner to Acquirers Funds in 2010, Tobias was an analyst at an activist hedge fund, general counsel of a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, and a corporate advisory lawyer. As a lawyer specializing in mergers and acquisitions he has advised on transactions across a variety of industries in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Australia, Singapore, Bermuda, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and Guam.
He is a graduate of the University of Queensland in Australia with degrees in Law (2001) and Business (Management) (1999).