The Evolutionary Pressures and Re-emergence of Value Investing

Nov 4, 2022 | Investment Strategy News, News

Date: October 31, 2022


Matthew Fine, CFA, Portfolio Manager of the Third Avenue Value Fund and Victor Cunningham, CFA Portfolio Manager of the Third Avenue Small-Cap Value Fund were interviewed by Bill Hortz of the Institute for Innovation Development.  Key takeaways include:


  • Third Avenue’s Investment Philosophy
  • Flows into growth strategies and how these have impacted value managers
  • Special Situation opportunities
  • Market shift from growth to value investing
  • U.S. small-cap opportunities, potential for outsized future returns?
  • Key areas we are finding interesting right now
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S&P 500 – S&P 500 Index, or Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, is a market-capitalization-weighted index of 500 leading publicly traded companies in the U.S.

Russell 2000  – The Russell 2000® Index measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the US equity universe. The Russell 2000 Index is a subset of the Russell 3000® Index representing approximately 10% of the total market capitalization of that index. It includes approximately 2,000 of the smallest securities based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership. The Russell 2000 is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased small-cap barometer and is completely reconstituted annually to ensure larger stocks do not distort the performance and characteristics of the true small-cap opportunity set. (Source: FTSE Russell)

Price/Earnings Ratio – The price-to-earnings ratio is the ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its earnings per share (EPS).

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