is an old word most people have never heard of, let alone use in their everyday language. A Latin derivative, it represents everything we at Sarbit aspire to be – upright, honest and truthful; virtuous, straightforward and frank.
is the strict set of guidelines we employ in managing your money. Nothing in life is achieved without a disciplined approach. Our simple approach is to buy great businesses at a bargain, or “margin of safety” price. Over time, this approach delivers the two most desired goals investors strive for downside protection and great, long-term rates of return.
is vital in our business. First, we think for ourselves – we don’t let others do it for us. We work hard to not be part of a “herd” mentality into which the majority are drawn – all too often, a place of financial disaster. Benjamin Graham, the father of security analysis, once said, “If you have formed a conclusion from the facts and if you know your judgement is sound, act on it – even though others may hesitate or differ. You are neither right nor wrong because the crowd disagrees with you. You are right because your data and reasoning are right.” We will do the right thing, not what is popular. Our allegiance is to you, our client.