Lauren Templeton discussed her book, Investing the Templeton Way: The Market-Beating Strategies of Value Investing’s Legendary Bargain Hunter, at MOI Global’s Meet-the-Author Summer Forum 2019. Lauren is the founder and principal at Templeton & Phillips Capital Management.
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About the book:
Called the “greatest stock picker of the century” by Money magazine, legendary fund manager Sir John Templeton is revered as one of the world’s premiere value investors, widely known for pioneering global investing and out-performing the stock market over a five-decade span. Investing the Templeton Way provides a never-before-seen glimpse into Sir John’s timeless principles and methods.
Beginning with a review of the methods behind Sir John’s proven investment selection process, Investing the Templeton Way provides historical examples of his most successful trades and explains how today’s investors can apply Sir John’s winning approaches to their own portfolios. Detailing his most well-known principle investing at the point of maximum pessimism- this book outlines the techniques Sir John has used throughout his career to identify such points and capitalize on them.
Among the lessons to be learned:
- Discover how to keep a cool head when other investors overreact to bad news
- Become a bargain stock hunter like Sir John-buy the stocks emotional sellers wish to unload and sell them what they are desperate to buy
- Search worldwide to expand your bargain inventory
- Protect your portfolio from yourself through diversification
- Rely on quantitative versus qualitative reasoning when it comes to selecting stocks
- Adopt a virtuous investment strategy that will endure in all market conditions
About the author:
Lauren C. Templeton is the founder and president of Templeton & Phillips Capital Management, LLC; a value investing boutique located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Ms. Templeton received a B.A. in Economics from the University of the South. She is the founder and former president of the Southeastern Hedge Fund Association, Inc. based in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Templeton currently serves on the Board of Trustees at the Baylor School, the Board of Trustees at the Bright School, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation Board of Overseers, the Board of Directors at Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and the Board of Directors at Fairfax India Holdings Corporation.
Lauren is the great niece of Sir John M. Templeton and is a current member of the John M. Templeton Foundation, the Templeton World Charities Foundation and a Trustee of Templeton Religion Trust. Lauren Templeton began investing as a child under the heavy influence of her father as well as her late great-uncle, Sir John Templeton. Professionally speaking, Lauren began her career working with managed portfolios and investments in 1998, beginning as a junior associate at the financial advisor Homrich and Berg and later the hedge fund management company New Providence Advisors both of Atlanta. In 2001, Lauren launched her own company which dedicates its efforts to the practice of value investing across the global markets using the same methods learned from her great-uncle, Sir John Templeton. Ms. Templeton is also the co-author of Investing the Templeton Way: The Market Beating Strategies of Value Investing’s Legendary Bargain Hunter, 2007, McGraw Hill, which has been translated into nine languages.
Lauren lives in Tennessee, with her husband, Scott Phillips, who is a portfolio manager and Director of Research at Templeton & Phillips Capital Management, LLC.