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The Forgotten Style: Whatever Happened to Value?

Presented By Rick Brink, CFAJames MacGregor, CFACem InalSnezhana OttoArtem Dergunov, Ruchira Amin, CFA

Watch as we discussed finding growth… in value.

Today’s investment world has been called a “factor zoo,” but value was arguably the first. With name-dropping candidates from Graham-Dodd to Fama-French to Warren Buffett, the original style, termed an investment “superfood,” earned that label by outpacing growth over the better part of a century.

The tide turned for value around the time of the global financial crisis (GFC), with its popularity fading as growth soared. Despite the slump, a lot is happening in the “other half.” At the index level—and more so among industry leaders—dozens of strong growth and market-share stories have largely flown under the radar, judging from asset flows and multiples.

It might be time to change that.


What We Discussed

  1. A brief history of the value style and an assessment of its long stretch of dominance

  2. An analysis of the post-GFC style inflection and the results of a 15-year intersection of flow trends and styles

  3. The state of value today and a tutorial on the ways to measure and categorize value

  4. A tour of value’s growth leaders across industries—even in the AI space


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