Our Mission Statement

Seymour Investment Management Building

At Seymour, we strive to deliver superior investment performance and exceptional customer service. We are an employee-owned firm with an entrepreneurial culture. We employ a team-based approach to investing and client service to leverage our shared knowledge and strive to deliver consistent results for clients.

We believe in low fees, investing our personal capital in the same funds as our clients, investing for the long term and limiting the size of our funds in order to avoid liquidity constraints.

Ethics

We are committed to the highest ethical standards and have adopted the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

Integrity

Carl Hoyt Working

We are honest and transparent in our dealings with clients, colleagues and partners. We work very hard to earn and keep clients’ trust and confidence. We believe in true active management and avoid indexing.

Excellence

We endeavor to deliver superior investment performance and exceptional customer service.

Expertise

We focus in areas where we believe we have expertise and can add value.  We believe that we have particular expertise in managing small- and mid-capitalization Canadian equities.

Entrepreneurship

Employee ownership fosters an entrepreneurial culture, which we feel allows us to be more nimble, efficient and effective.

Teamwork

Kelly Woodall and Kyle Harrison Conversing

We employ a team-based approach to investing and client service to leverage our shared knowledge and help deliver consistent results for clients.

Fairness

We treat our clients, colleagues and partners fairly.  We avoid conflicts of interest to help us make unbiased decisions for the benefit of all of our clients.

Discipline

We employ a disciplined investment process that is predicated on bottom-up research and fundamental analysis to help us uncover well-managed companies that trade at reasonable valuations. We look for companies with strong growth profiles, solid financial positions and sustainable competitive advantages in the industries in which they operate. Our due diligence includes a detailed analysis of a company’s management, business model and competitive positioning. We conduct hundreds of meetings with management teams and equity analysts each year. We manage concentrated yet diversified portfolios and limit the number of individual holdings, which helps reinforce our sell discipline.

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