Weitz Investment Management, Inc.
Mar 13, 2019 01:51PM
By Kara Schweiss
Weitz is an employee-owned investment management firm, which undoubtedly contributes to their success. “We believe in putting our money where our mouth is,” says Wally Weitz, founder and co-chief investment officer. “All our investment team members have most of their investable assets in our strategies and our employees are also heavily invested in our portfolios. This means our opportunity for success is aligned with our clients’ success.”
With long-time employees, there’s no frantic scramble when the market fluctuates. “We view the emotional highs and lows of the market as opportunities, and as value investors, we often go against the crowd,” says Weitz. “Staying true to our guiding principles does not mean that we rigidly follow a formula. Based on decades of experience, our process is time-tested and flexible, allowing us to capitalize on different opportunities as they present themselves, treating every opportunity as unique.”
“Our investment philosophy does not change with market cycles, and it is grounded in the intrinsic notion that, in the short term, human behavior and stock prices will always be more volatile than actual changes in fundamental business values. Emotions tend to determine stock prices in the short run, and our job is to take advantage of the irrational price changes that occur,” says Brad Hinton, co-chief investment officer.
“Flexibility, common sense, conviction, and independent thinking are the core attributes we rely on to help us be successful investors,” says Hinton. These values, coupled with employees’ dedication, help ensure the company’s success.
1125 S. 103rd St., Suite 200 Omaha, NE 68124 402.391.1980 weitzinvestments.com
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