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Only the Best Will Do – 2nd edition

The compelling case for investing in quality growth businesses

By Peter Seilern

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Only the Best Will Do – 2nd edition

The compelling case for investing in quality growth businesses

By Peter Seilern

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What if there was a uniquely safe place to put your money that also earned the best long-term returns?

In this new and updated edition of Only the Best Will Do, master investor Peter Seilern reveals everything you need to know to practise the art of quality growth investing: finding the companies that can reliably deliver steady and strong growth for the long term.

Distilling everything he has learned from a lifetime in the financial markets, Peter Seilern will enlighten you on how to narrow down from tens of thousands of listed stocks to the select elite that belong in a quality growth investor’s portfolio.

These are shares that can be safer than bank deposits or government bonds. They also upend conventional wisdom on the merits of diversification, and reveal typical index-hugging fund management as even more self-serving and unjustified than many thought.

Quality growth businesses are the ultimate assets for those serious about making their investments work for them over the long term while minimising the risk of permanent loss of capital. You don’t even need to worry too much about overpaying. All quality growth investing requires is patience, independent thinking, and the special golden rules – revealed here in detail – for finding the very best companies in the world.

For the investor truly interested in making the most of their time in the markets, only the best will do.

About the author

Peter Seilern is chairman, director and the controlling shareholder in Seilern Investment Management. The firm was founded in 1989 and today has $1.5 billion of funds under management. It focuses exclusively on managing portfolios of quality growth stocks for institutions and high net worth individuals. Peter started his financial services career in 1973 when he joined Creditanstalt-Bankverein in Vienna. He served as an institutional portfolio manager with Hambros Bank Limited between 1979 and 1986 and managed private client portfolios for Notz, Stucki & Cie in Geneva and London from 1986 until taking the decision to start his own business three years later. This is his first book.

Published: 13/08/2024
Pages: 208
Formats: paperback - ISBN 9781804091302
ebook - ISBN 9781804091319
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