I can only tell you that the secret has been out for 50 years, ever since Ben Graham and Dave Dodd wrote Security Analysis, yet I have seen no trend toward value investing in the 35 years I’ve practiced it. There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.

- Warren Buffett, 1984

31 July 2014

“Costs” For Who? Adidas Drops Most Ever After Slashing Guidance: Blames Russia – Zero Hedge

Central banks effectively fuelling stock bubbles – The Telegraph

Dank u Herman: Van Rompuy wil snel nieuwe sancties tegen Rusland – Het Nieuwsblad


30 July 2014

M.A.D. Sanctions; Two Games at Once  – Mish

Israel TV Leaks Damning Transcript Of Obama-Netanyahu Phone Call -  Zero Hedge

EU and US impose new round of sanctions on Russia over Ukraine – RT

US: a proud military sponsor of ISIS – RT

Somali Woman Killed for Refusing to Wear Veil (American Feminists Silent, as Usual)  – David Wood

Europe’s bond yields lowest since 15th century Genoa on deflation, Russia risk – The Telegraph


Inflationism, however, is not an isolated phenomenon. It is only one piece in the total framework of politico-economic and socio-philosophical ideas of our time. Just as the sound money policy of gold standard advocates went hand in hand with liberalism, free trade, capitalism and peace, so is inflationism part and parcel of imperialism, militarism, protectionism, statism and socialism.


Ludwig von Mises, The Causes of the Economic Crises


MUST READ: The Intelligent Investor, edition 1949, by Benjamin Graham

MUST READ: A behavioral critique of traditional asset management by James Montier

MUST READ: The Causes of the Economic CrisisLudwig von Mises


Welcome to my website. Over the 2006-2012 period I developed various quantitative value investing strategies. Starting early 2011 the initial strategy is being used within CAPITA, a global equity fund managed together with Christophe De Wit (Director - Saffelberg Investments) which in the upcoming months will be transformed into CAPITA Global Quant Value Fund managed by CAPITA Asset Management. A second strategy will be implemented within the Quant Asia Fund managed by Grit Capital. Grit Capital is currently started up by Arthur van der Linden (Head of M&A - RMA Group - Thailand). Arthur holds an MBA in value investing from Columbia University. A third and at the same time global quantitative value strategy, provisionally named Diversified Global Quant Value, was devised within the scope of the Good Money project by Bart Van Coppenolle (CEO - Right Brain Interface). In the next few months and years I will work towards the further development of these projects into valuable value funds, each one tuned to the intended target audience. The philosophy underlying the three value strategies is invariably based on Benjamin Graham’s investment philosophy. I gladly refer to the CAPITA Global Quant Value Fund presentation and the corresponding explanations on my blog for more information concerning this investment philosophy and the quantitative value strategy (with matching results) within the CAPITA Global Quant Value Fund. In particular within the scope of the Diversified Global Quant Value strategy I’m definitely looking for an exclusive institutional partner.

CAPITA Global Quant Value Fund
Quant Asia Fund
Diversified Global Quant Value Strategy

CAPITA Global Quant Value Fund

  • Global quantitative value fund managed by CAPITA Asset Management
  • Managing partners: Christophe De Wit & Steven De Klerck
  • Target audience: HNW & UHNW
  • Potential AUM ≅ €500 Million
  • Monthly valuations of international stock markets on my blog