CEO Antonio Estabanell EDM
"We have used the falls to get more Grifols and Applus"
BEGOÑA BEARD ALBA MADRID 10.20.2014 7:33
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Estabanell Antonio, CEO of EDM.
It is one of the oldest Spanish managers, with 25 years of life. Of Catalan origin, a specialist in Spanish and European equities and a pioneer in alternative investment. In late September administered 2,400 million.
Question. What are the main strengths of EDM?
Answer . Independence. Our sole aim is to offer good long-term results for our clients. As managers we have a selection based on individual assets in the portfolio, looking for companies that can grow, having good fundamental valuations but paying the right price style.
Q. After a week of vertigo in the stock market, do you think that falls mark a turnaround or are punctual?
R. 're in a very nervous market, which at the slightest wobble there are important corrections for psychological reasons we are nothing more than opportunities. We have seized falls to reinforce positions in securities with good long-term prospects, as Grifols, Applus, Essentra or Aggreko.
Q. How will behave markets?
R . We believe that given the situation in Europe, with such stagnant growth, monetary policy rates so low, rather than a country approach will be a large scatter in the prices of securities. We can have the stock of a country with shares having an excellent behavior with other nefarious behavior. The banking sector will behave similarly in different countries, since their results depend more on how the macroeconomic situation work.
Q. What are your favorite settings?
R . A value that is strongly Acerinox have bet, because it is a company that has done its homework. We like, as I said, Grifols, Catalana Occidente, Techniques Gathered and Indra. We believe that good deeds give good long-term results. We currently have more Spanish portfolio values ??at other times.
Q. And in Europe, what are your bets?
R . We weighted Roche. We see great opportunities in Capita Group, British company outsourcing and the German software giant SAP.
Q. In your opinion, how does the behavior of the bond?
R . The situation will be fixed very low yields for some time. The investor has to be aware of the environment in which we are, which are very low and even negative inflation. You have to look at real interest rates.
P. His connection to Catalonia, do you harm?
R . We do not position ourselves as a manager of Catalonia. We deposited vehicles in Ireland and Luxembourg. Our investment scope is global. The fact that our management team is in Barcelona is an anecdote.
Q. What changes in taxation?
R . We positively lowering of taxation on capital gains. Regarding income, we do not believe that there will be much decrease in taxation of the middle segments of the tax. Regarding Plan May expect their development. It does not seem very attractive need to be transformed into an annuity. We believe that increase individual pension funds.
EDM Management is present in Spain, Ireland, Luxembourg and the past year in Latin America funds sold through two American trading platforms, Pershing and DBH.
Q. Why have entered Latin America?
R. We felt that our expertise in security selection and management style was transferable to that geographical area initially but European values ??have launched a fund that invests in Latin American stocks. We manage 200 million euros there.
Q. What values ??provide more travel puddle jumping?
R . Dufry, a company of Swiss origin, but gives sales services in major Latin American airports. We also betting on the Brazilian bank Itaú and cosmetics firm Natura. And in Chile Falabella.
P. The political situation in Venezuela, Bolivia or Argentina, can affect the Spanish firms involved in the markets?
R. There are important uncertainties for companies operating in those countries. However, the consolidation of political systems can have very sustained growth in Peru, Colombia and Mexico.
P. Son of the pioneers in alternative investment, this business is dead?
R. With the financial crisis has changed much alternative investments. For private banks is probably dead because it is difficult to understand for the customer, but not for institutions. The volume of assets between institutional has increased and currently manage 80 million euros.