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|Description:||Providing clients the opportunity to maximize their return on investment during a period when the U.S. and European economies are projected to grow slowly, the Stanley Laman Group owns and operates SLG International Opportunities, LP, which invests in companies operating in the world’s fastest-growing economies. The firm’s objective is to generate consistently high returns, comprised of both capital appreciation and income, over the long term. Stanley Laman’s protocol for protecting clients’ investments is a strong combination of investment management, geopolitical and currency diversification, and expert understanding of each company in which a position is held.|
Currently, there are many emerging markets around the world, particularly in Asia, that are worthy of consideration by Stanley Laman. These markets display attractive characteristics, including low debt, an export surplus, and Gross Domestic Product growth driven by the private sector. Most U.S. investors, though, have limited access to the foreign exchanges on which securities of companies operating in these regions are traded. Language is one complicating factor; another is the propensity of many U.S. exchange-traded funds, hedge funds, and mutual funds to focus only on the largest companies in these emerging markets, despite their relatively lackluster performance. Stanley Laman’s clients can use the services of SLG International Opportunities to access those markets and to realize the benefits of top-tier fund management.
SLG International Opportunities’ lead manager is David Gong, who has over 25 years’ experience in global asset management. Gong, who joined Stanley Laman in 2011, was one of the world’s earliest managers of investments in emerging markets. Stocks selected for inclusion in the International Opportunities portfolio are subjected to the same rigorous analysis and business evaluation as domestic stocks purchased for any of Stanley Laman’s other portfolios. Strategies focus on seeking strong, dependable businesses whose stocks can be held for the long term; accessing market segments normally beyond the reach of even institutional investors; and focusing on companies that provide basic goods and services to their countries’ middle class consumers.