We are delighted to reshare the following interview at Wide-Moat Investing Summit 2021, as Chuck Akre has achieved great long-term success by investing in wide-moat businesses.
We had the great pleasure of speaking with Charles T. Akre, founder of Akre Capital Management, about the long-term evolution of his quality-oriented investment philosophy.
In the wide-ranging conversation, Chuck talks about his early days in investing, how he refined his investment approach over time, red flags when it comes to evaluating management teams, how some companies erode shareholder value imperceptibly but materially over time, and other topics related to long-term outperformance in investing.
The interview was conducted by Alex Gilchrist, research associate at MOI Global.
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Chuck Akre founded Akre Capital Management in 1989 after 21 years in the securities business at NYSE member firm Johnston, Lemon & Co. At Johnston, Lemon & Co., he managed various parts of the business, including branch management, research, and asset management. Beginning in June of 1993, Chuck operated the firm under the umbrella of Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. Taking the business private again in 2000, he moved the firm to the rural village of Middleburg, Virginia.
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