Firm Overview

We are staff-owned, committed to our independence, and we do only one thing: growth investing.

  • Founded: 1992
  • Ownership: 100% Staff Owned
  • Total Staff: 112
  • Investment Team: 36
  • Investment Style: Concentrated Growth
  • Investment Process: Independent, Bottom-up, Research-driven
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A single investment philosophy across all strategies

We are dedicated to the concentrated growth investment philosophy that we have practiced for over 20 years. We strive to reflect that philosophy across all of our strategies. We believe our core strength remains conducting proprietary fundamental, business-focused, criteria-driven research.

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Proprietary, criteria-driven fundamental research

Our research-driven culture is at the heart of executing our investment philosophy. We use our six investment criteria to identify and understand the potential sources, strength, and duration of the long-term growth drivers of what we think are great wealth-creating businesses.

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Concentrated, conviction-weighted approach

We believe the best way to add value over a full market cycle is by hand-picking a concentrated portfolio that is conviction-weighted based on the strength of fit with our six criteria. We think this leads to a differentiated and potentially higher-quality portfolio for our clients.

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Long-term investment horizon

In our view, successful investing is a long-term endeavor that requires rigorous ongoing due diligence, patience, and discipline. We look beyond short-term stock price volatility, thinking creatively about the key drivers behind a company’s ability to generate sustainable above-average earnings growth over time.

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Continuity of investment process and personnel

Collectively, our analysts, global sector heads, and portfolio managers average eight years of experience at the firm and 13 years of industry experience. We think our clients benefit from the collective strength of applying the same philosophy and process over multiple market cycles.

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Independence and depth of resources

We are committed to acting solely in the long-term interest of our clients, rather than the short-term interests of external stakeholders. As an independent firm, we can invest significant time, energy, and resources in our effort to ensure that every aspect of our investment management business is fully aligned with our mission of prudently enhancing our clients’ wealth.

Total staff and investment team figures are as of 1/31/17.
Total Assets Under Management approximately $34.9B
As of 12/31/16
As of 12/31/16
Note: The above clients were selected based on a variety of factors including name, region, industry, geographic region and investment mandate. The selection of clients for this list is not based on performance criteria and only contains the names of clients that have authorized the use of their name. The client's consent to be included on this list should not be construed as approval or disapproval by these clients of Sands Capital Management or its advisory services. Total staff and investment team figures are as of 1/31/17.
Total Assets Under Management approximately $34.9B
As of 12/31/16
Note: The countries highlighted above represent both direct and indirect clients or investors of Sands Capital Management. Total staff and investment team figures are as of 1/31/17.