- Research is the heart of our company. At Thomas White, we believe that original research is the surest path to superior portfolio performance. That is why our disciplined investment process is supported solely by our in-house research.
- Our investment process differs from the crowd. Our labor-intensive approach to valuing common stocks combines the patient collection of data, and the execution of thorough historical studies, with the application of fundamental securities analysis. These guidelines provide an investment framework, which is used in the process of determining a company’s current business worth. Valuing global stocks in nearly 50 countries, this industry-based stock selection process employs tailor-made valuation frameworks refined and tested over the 40-year history of the Thomas White organization and its predecessors.
- Our veteran analysts, most with PhDs, on average have more than fourteen years of experience working together as a team. Our proprietary research is generated by our professionals, both in Chicago and in our Asia office in Bangalore, India, who have spent their entire careers at Thomas White.
- Our investment approach seeks to benefit from buying undervalued stocks and selling them when they return to fair value. Our analysts find that investors tend to overvalue a company against its industry peers when the intermediate business environment is favorable, producing strong earnings growth and then undervalue a company when the environment depresses its business outlook. This pattern is a reflection of human behavior – it occurs in every industry and country around the world. It is this phenomenon that explains a stock’s wide price swings above and below its intrinsic value as a business.