Saturday, October 20, 2012

Steven Romick Interview On WealthTrack: Focusing On High Quality

The below video contains a rare interview with Steven Romick, portfolio manager of the FPA Crescent Fund (FPACX), and Consuelo Mack of WealthTrack. Romick provides insight into his investment approach that includes his current views surrounding his portfolio's current construction. In large part, he is most concerned about the consequences of the money printing that is currently taking place by the monetary authorities around the globe. As he notes, this appears to be a grand experiment that could end in disaster. He believes this is more than "kicking the can down the road", but more like a snowball rolling downhill. As he and others have noted, Ben Bernanke indicated the Fed's current approach is a little like "learning by doing." Not too comforting. From an equity investing perspective, he is focusing on the highest quality companies. He believes with this type of company, it isn't whether they will grow, but more a question of by how much. In his mind, it is more about preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. In spite of his concerns, he believes there is value in high quality global companies.

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