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Our rare interview with legendary investor Steven Romick, Co-Portfolio Manager of the FPA Crescent Fund, which he founded 30 years ago. Morningstar gives the gold-rated fund high marks for its focus on capital preservation and strong stewardship.
Since 1993, Crescent has generated equity-like returns with less risk than the overall market. Its nearly 10% annualized returns match the S&P 500 but with significantly less decline during downturns and faster recovery.
Earlier this year, Romick delivered the keynote at Morningstar’s investment conference, reflecting on his 30 years of successful investing across multiple cycles.
We asked Romick to share insights and lessons learned navigating major crises like the tech bubble, financial crisis, COVID crash, and 2022’s meltdown. Interestingly, he believes Crescent has survived by “first considering what can go wrong.”
Hear Romick’s wisdom on defensive investing, managing risk, contrarian thinking, and preparing for an uncertain future—a rare chance to learn from a legendary investor. Also, watch Part 1 here.
WEALTHTRACK Episode #2012 broadcast on September 15, 2023
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Morningstar Investment Conference – April 26, 2023
As FPA Crescent Fund celebrates its 30th anniversary, Morningstar asked its founding portfolio manager, Steven Romick, to deliver a keynote speech at its annual conference.
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