Our core values govern how we conduct our business and build relationships with our investors, employees and counter-parties.
We do the right thing. Right and wrong are powerful concepts. We expect and demand that all our employees conduct themselves with the highest standards of honesty and principled conduct. The handshake of someone who tries to do the right thing is better than a stack of legal documents.
We tell the truth. The trust of our investors is too precious to squander. We also have no conflicts of interest with them.
We take a long-term perspective. We think long term. We do what is in the best long-term interests of our investors, even when in conflict with our short or medium term expedience, growth or profitability. We invest to produce the best long-term results for our investors even if that is in conflict with what they currently desire. We believe carefully considered decisions made with a long-term perspective are more enduring.
We don't go after the last nickel. The best relationship is not one which maximizes our advantage or profit, but one where when we run into the investor we are glad to see each other.
We stick to our principles. They are not for sale and we will walk away from any relationship rather than violate them. We are selective in our business relationships.