The portfolio is constructed from bottom-up, fundamental research with an investment philosophy that favours quality stocks with superior returns on capital, cash flows and pricing power. While acceptable valuation is an important component of the stock selection process, the fund's style is not 'value' - investments will be made in premium-rated stocks where the growth outlook and quality profile warrants it. The fund will also own shares that are often not well researched, yet offer exceptional valuation-driven opportunities. The quality of companies included is judged by rates of earnings growth, return on capital employed, cash conversion and stability of margins. The portfolio may from time to time invest in listed and unlisted financial instruments. The manager may include the following unlisted financial instruments: forward currency, interest rate and exchange rate swap transactions for efficient portfolio management purposes. The portfolio's equity exposure will always exceed 80% of the portfolio's net asset value.