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Mintaka is a double-star in the constellation Orion - one of the few star groups observable from both North America and Australia - and is thousands of times brighter than the sun. For us, the Mintaka double-star represents a core belief that harnessing the synergistic power of combined elements achieves superior outcomes - especially for our investors. Interestingly, Mintaka was seen by astrologers as a portent of good fortune.
Our name, Montaka, was created as a portmanteau of Mintaka and Montgomery – our Australian distribution partner. The blending of these two words showcases our passion for thoughtful collaboration.
Creating value from growing businesses means understanding when they are undervalued, and businesses are only undervalued when the market is underestimating their true potential. That’s why we own businesses only when the market-implied expectations built into their stock prices are too conservative. Additionally, creating value from declining businesses and markets requires remarkable, highly structured analysis – which we perform through the application of our tested and proven proprietary investment framework designed to leverage the unique international skillset and experience of Montaka’s investment team.
We believe in preserving capital and mitigating risk. Employing a disciplined, quality, value-focused approach to global investing can safeguard capital, while taking successful positions in our long short strategies that profit from deteriorating, flawed, or declining businesses, industries and markets can further diminish risk. In our experience, the inclusion of these investments tends to be complementary in helping client portfolios achieve their objectives.
We offer three strategies that all seek to compound the wealth of our investors over time. Each of the three offerings have a slightly different risk profile and approach to portfolio construction. They all share the same philosophy and the same underlying investment process and team.