The power of compounding – the duration effect
A company which possesses the ‘duration effect’ is able to build value over time through compounding its free cashflows.
A portfolio of companies possessing this duration effect creates multiple sources of alpha generation, enabling a fund manager to look through short-term market noise to focus on a company’s long-term value creation potential.
It also enables a fund manager to capture upside as well as protect on the downside.
The duration effect is one of the market inefficiencies targeted by the Loomis Sayles Global Equity Fund.
Investment Specialist Peter McPhee discussed this recently with Co-Portfolio Manager Eileen Riley.
In the full interview [11min], Boston-based Eileen discusses how Loomis Sayles is able to take advantage of the duration effect to add value for investors, and provides examples of companies which Loomis Sayles believes possess the duration effect.
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