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Discover insights from renowned investor Steven Romick, Co-Portfolio Manager of the FPA Crescent Fund, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Unlike most funds, FPA Crescent has not only survived but thrived for three decades, delivering almost 10% annualized returns with lower volatility than the S&P 500.
Its success lies in maintaining equity-like returns with reduced market risk and avoiding permanent capital losses. Morningstar’s Gold analyst rating and the 2013 Allocation Fund Manager of the Year title validate its performance.
In a rare interview, FPA Crescent Fund’s founding portfolio manager, Steven Romick, puts the fund’s current positioning into perspective.
WEALTHTRACK Episode #2009 broadcast on August 25, 2023
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Steven Romick Keynote Speech
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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DON’T RUN WITH THE CROWD
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- Outperformed the market for the next three years
- Romick & FPA Crescent team bought during Covid sell-off, benefited during the rebound
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