We pride ourselves on our ability to think without boundaries and take contrarian views. Only in this way are we able to spot value where others don’t.
Alignment of interests
We align our firm’s interest with those of our investors. The partners of the firm are substantial investors in DBAY funds.
We adopt the highest standards of professional ethics in whatever we do and expect the companies we invest into to do the same.
We stand behind our actions and investment decisions. We are accountable to our investors and to the management teams we work with for achieving excellence in everything we do.
Teamwork is at the core of our investment model. We are a complementary team of investment and operational professionals.
Recognition of climate change
Climate change is recognised as a significant risk facing the investment industry, a risk many regard as the most significant currently facing humanity. We believe that climate change presents a systemic threat to environmental, societal, political and financial stability over the coming decades.
Our responsibility as active and long-term financial market participants is to ensure we understand the ever-changing world around us and we are taking actions to identify, measure, report, mitigate and monitor climate-related risks and opportunities. We are dedicated to helping build a sustainable future for all stakeholders and society and believe that our actions contribute positively to climate change mitigation.
We are committed to supporting the transition to a low carbon economy that will improve the resilience of our society, financial system and natural environment, in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement target on Climate Change. We fully endorse the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and increased regulatory focus on climate change from the Financial Conduct Authority, European Union and Network for Greening the Financial System.
We are a signatory of the UN PRI and work collaboratively with industry associations, sector peers, professional bodies, external consultancies, regulators and international agencies, to build and utilise robust and effective tools and approaches to mitigating climate change through the course of our professional endeavours. These efforts enable the potential business impacts to be assessed and managed while promoting informed understanding of climate change risks and mitigation opportunities by all stakeholders.
Our stated commitment is to take action to mitigate the effects of climate change and prevent the causes of climate change.
Rule No. 1: never lose money; rule No. 2: don’t forget rule No. 1.
Chairman – Berkshire Hathaway