Guiding Principles

  • Independent Fundamental Global Research

    Our analysts travel all over the globe to identify and analyze the best businesses in developed and emerging markets. GW&K’s global strategist complements this analysis by overlaying economic trends, political risks, and financial issues that could impact company growth potential.

  • Disciplined Investment Process

    GW&K’s team, many of which have worked together for over a decade, have developed a consistent and disciplined process to continually identify best-in-class and small underappreciated growth companies globally. They apply strict criteria to evaluate each company’s growth potential, competitive positioning, and financial strength.

  • Quality Investing

    We purposely set the bar high when assessing the business quality of companies in order to mitigate risk and protect the returns of our investors. Critical to our research is an in-depth evaluation of the quality of a company’s management team. We insist on proven experience, leadership talent, high integrity, and strategic vision.

How we think about Global Equity investing

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The firm is run by investment professionals who understand what is required to have a successful investment process. Thus, they are in a position to provide the resources the investment teams need to deliver results.
Reid Galas Portfolio Manager, International and Global Small Cap Equity Strategies
GW&K’s culture is defined by open communication and collaboration. People here are passionate about investing, enjoy what they do, and have extensive experience in the industry. This allows us to have deep and candid conversations when we're looking at potential investment ideas for our portfolios.
Pablo Salas Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Equity Strategy
Every day we search the world for the best-in-class companies that are serving the emerging market consumer. Leveraging our bottom up research and stock selection approach, we come up with our highest conviction investment ideas.
Nuno Fernandes Portfolio Manager, Emerging Wealth Strategy
GW&K focuses on niche products that generate excess returns for our clients. We do not chase the same returns clients can get anywhere else in the market.
Reid Galas Portfolio Manager, International and Global Small Cap Equity Strategies
Investing in small cap international markets is an important way for clients to diversify their portfolios, and yet, most are quite underexposed to this market segment.
Reid Galas Portfolio Manager, International and Global Small Cap Equity Strategies
We monitor the growth and development of many companies over decades. As a result, we are able to identify those that have the truly globally competitive positions or competitive advantages that we believe can sustain the company over time.
Pablo Salas Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Equity Strategy
In a world of low interest rates and low growth, the emerging consumer is for investors, one of the last frontiers for growth.
Nuno Fernandes Portfolio Manager, Emerging Wealth Strategy
The domestic industries of countries outside of the U.S. are generally much smaller than those in the U.S. Thus, by definition, the companies in those markets tend to be smaller. If investors are not exposed to the international small cap markets, they tend to miss out on gaining this exposure to truly diversify their portfolios.
Reid Galas Portfolio Manager, International and Global Small Cap Equity Strategies
We thrive on teamwork, which is a source of creativity and accountability. It allows all of us to draw energy and knowledge from each other.
Nuno Fernandes Portfolio Manager, Emerging Wealth Strategy
Our bottom up process focuses on discovering unknown or underappreciated companies. The international small cap markets are under-researched. We thrive at getting ahead of other investors to find stocks that we believe have the potential for strong growth.
Reid Galas Portfolio Manager, International and Global Small Cap Equity Strategies
We are intrinsically very curious. We like to work together as a team, which makes the environment of researching stocks fun and intellectually rewarding.
Nuno Fernandes Portfolio Manager, Emerging Wealth Strategy
What differentiates our approach to international investing is that we own a collection of companies in which we have done the underlying research, and that we believe have excellent growth potential and have not been picked over by other investors.
Reid Galas Portfolio Manager, International and Global Small Cap Equity Strategies

Commentary

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GW&K Global Equity Strategies Investment Commentary – 4Q 2020
Global Equity | Commentary

Global developed markets continued their rally all through the fourth quarter and into year end.

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GW&K Emerging Market Strategies Investment Commentary – 4Q 2020
Global Equity | Commentary

Emerging market (EM) equities posted a stellar return of +19.7% in the fourth quarter, reflecting growing confidence that the global economy would experience a robust economic recovery in 2021.

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