Flight to Quality

Flight to Quality

Around the world, there are concerns given rising inflation, supply chain issues, and higher energy prices coupled with an ongoing war in Ukraine. In trying to combat inflation, central bankers globally are raising interest rates which in turn are pushing up the risk...

Nokian Renkaat Oyj – The Road Less Travelled

Founded in 1898 as Finnish Rubber Works, and later renamed Nokian Renkaat Oyj (“Nokian”), this Finnish gem rose to prominence in 1934 after developing the world’s first winter tire. This legendary tire was later branded as Hakkapeliitta, after the Finnish light...

Blocking and Tackling

At the outset of the COVID-19 epidemic, market volatility provided us with a unique opportunity to invest in quality companies at valuations unseen for over a decade. We initiated positions in eight names in the first quarter of 2020, an unprecedented pace over our...

Quality in Emerging Markets

Our Working List is our “inventory” of roughly 400 companies, fully vetted as quality names that we would be keen to own, provided valuations are attractive. With respect to Emerging Market (“EM”) names on our Working List, this has increased from 39 companies five...

Diageo’s Valuations over the Decades

Sprucegrove’s inventory of investable candidates, our Working List, is comprised of roughly 400 companies fully vetted by our investment research team as high-quality names we would be pleased to own, provided valuations are attractive. Projected Return on Equity is...

Total, Quality

Over 30 years ago our investment team first identified a quality company that excelled in leveraging its native French competitive strengths to profitably pursue new markets and regions. That company was Total SE (“Total”), with decades of expertise in oil exploration...
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