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Why Active Management Is Still a Play Amid This Bull Market Run


It was great to get some time with Larry Pitkowsky at the recent HighTower Apex Conference in San Francisco.  Larry is the Co-Manager of the Goodhaven Fund, which had a spectacular 2016. 

Click the image to watch as we discuss: 

  • The Goodhaven Fund was up 20% in 2016, outpacing the category and benchmark. What led to the result?
  • Is the Fund particularly attractive as an investment now?
  • We’ve heard a lot about Active vs Passive strategies, does active fit into a diversified portfolio today and why?
  • Is it important for managers to look less like the index today and why?
  • Would you tell Advisors that a concentrated, value-oriented approach to investing in today’s market is worth considering?

Check out the Goodhaven website here

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Rule #1 – Don’t Lose!

Rule #2 – See Rule #1.

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