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Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc.
& Payne Inc. (“FGP”) is a value-style investment management firm whose
philosophy is based on its view that earnings always matter. FGP believes that
high quality, sustainable earnings should contribute to producing excellent
longer-term value-added results. The firm’s portfolio managers and analysts use
a strict discipline to ensure they do not overpay for earnings. Valuation is
the key focus and is the primary determinant of the excellent long term results
provided to FGP’s clients.
FGP’s research analysts form the core of
the firm’s research and analysis. The analysts’ focus is to generate new
investment ideas by putting stocks and bonds through screens for value
characteristics, quality attributes, and recent price changes. They also keep a
close eye on securities already in the portfolio.
managers make the final decisions on new additions to the portfolios they
manage. They look for input and constructive criticism from their analysts and
the Investment Committee, and weigh that input before making a final decision.
Within the portfolio, the portfolio managers use a model weighting system that
takes into consideration input from the analysts in addition to their own
judgment of each security’s best overall value in the
Three partners launched FGP
in 1980 to provide portfolio management services to organizations and high net
worth individuals. More than three decades later, the firm continues to invest
in what its investment professionals believe are high quality companies with
attractive valuations – just like the original partners did.
led by its Executive Committee consisting of Bryan Pilsworth, President &
Portfolio Manager - Canadian Equities; Mark Thompson, Chief Operating Officer;
and John Berry, Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager - Canadian
1 Adelaide Street East, Suite
Toronto, ON, Canada M5C 2V9
+1 (416) 362-4725