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Investment Philosophy

The foundation of Hahn Capital Management's investment philosophy is that risk management is the key to superior long-term investment results. Our primary objective is to preserve capital by avoiding companies with a high risk profile. However, we understand that investing in equities carries some degree of risk. We manage and control risk in three ways:

* By identifying and investing only in high-quality companies, which we define as companies with superior balance sheets, sustainable competitive advantage and seasoned management teams with demonstrable track records of success.

Risk management is key to superior results

* By isolating and separating risk factors into either acceptable or unacceptable categories. We avoid investing in companies with risks that fall into the unacceptable category.

* By buying only our best ideas and knowing these companies better than the market. Our hurdle is high, so as a result, we own only 30-35 stocks in our client portfolios.