Simon Mawhinney, our Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, has recorded this video for Livewire.

Going against human instinct and taking a contrarian approach to investing is not for everyone. It takes practice and commitment in your convictions, as well as restraint and patience. As a contrarian investor, there are likely to be periods of underperformance; that’s par for the course.

Watch this short video to see Simon discuss an unsuccessful investment we made and what we learned from that experience. Hear how Simon, as a contrarian investor, keeps his emotions in check and why contrarian investing is “a graveyard for egos.”