Technically speaking, we at Lauren Templeton Capital Management, LLC are money managers. But the most important thing you should know about us is that we are passionate about investing. We believe that successful investment practices can be adopted by nearly everyone.
We apply the timeless practices and methods of investment established by one of the world's most renowned investors, Sir John Templeton. Lauren remembers him warmly as Uncle John, and she continues his investment vision and legacy by holding his values near and dear.
Whether you are a novice or an old pro, smart investing begins with a few simple rules.
Our specific focus is on the advantages of value investing and the unique perspective of the bargain hunter. If you have ever waited for something to go on sale, or have resisted paying full price on a purchase, then you may be a bargain hunter! Value investing is a practice based on recognizing the fact that the price of an asset can differ greatly from its true worth.
If you are a bargain hunter, then you would never purchase something at full price if you believe it will be available later at a reduced price. Likewise, value investors in the stock market search for stocks selling at bargain prices, then eventually sell them at full price. Bargain hunters seek to maximize the difference between what is paid for an asset versus that asset's estimated worth.
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The Principals at Lauren Templeton Capital Management, LLC
LAUREN C. TEMPLETON is the founder and president of Lauren Templeton Capital Management, LLC, a value investing boutique located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The company is the general partner to the Global Maximum Pessimism Fund.
Ms. Templeton received a B.A. in Economics from the University of the South. She is the president and founder of the Southeastern Hedge Fund Association, Inc. (www.sehfa.com) based in Atlanta, Georgia. Given the broad interest in this organization Ms. Templeton has also consulted on the establishment of sister organizations in various other cities. In addition to these responsibilities Ms. Templeton also currently serves the following organizations: the Board of Trustees at the Baylor School, the Finance Advisory Board of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and the Director of the Finance for the Future Initiative at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. In the past, Ms. Templeton has served as President of the Atlanta Hedge Fund Roundtable and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Ms. Templeton is also an active member of Rotary International. She serves on the investment committee of Chattanooga Rotary Club 103 and the investment committee of Rotary International.
Lauren is the great niece of Sir John M. Templeton and is a current member of the John M. Templeton Foundation. The John Templeton Foundation was established in 1987 by renowned international investor, Sir John Templeton.
Lauren Templeton began investing as a child under the heavy influence of her father as well as her late great-uncle, Sir John Templeton. Professionally speaking, Lauren began her career working with managed portfolios and investments in 1998, beginning as a junior associate at the financial advisor Homrich and Berg and later the hedge fund management company New Providence Advisors both of Atlanta. In 2001, Lauren launched her own hedge fund management company which dedicates its efforts to the practice of value investing across the global markets using the same methods learned from her great-uncle, Sir John Templeton.
Ms. Templeton is also the co-author of Investing the Templeton Way: The Market Beating Strategies of Value Investing Legendary Bargain Hunter, 2007, McGraw Hill, which has been translated into nine languages. Lauren lives in Chattanooga with her husband, Scott Phillips, who is a portfolio manager of the Global Maximum Pessimism Fund and recent author of the investing book, Buying at the Point Maximum Pessimism: Six Value Investing Trends from China to Oil to Agriculture, 2010, FT Press.
Lauren and Scott produce a quarterly investment report titled the Maximum Pessimism Report which is distributed worldwide (www.maximumpessimism.com). Lauren and Scott enjoy spending their free time with their nineteen month old daughter, Mary Handly.
SCOTT PHILLIPS is portfolio manager and head of research at Lauren Templeton Capital Management, LLC, and the author of the book, Buying at the Point of Maximum Pessimism: Six Value Investing Trends from China to Oil to Agriculture (Financial Times Press, 2010). Scott is also the co-author of Investing the Templeton Way, the first insider look into Sir John's investing strategies, and he authors a globally-distributed quarterly newsletter, The Maximum Pessimism Report.
Prior to working with Lauren Templeton Capital Management, LLC, Scott Phillips founded Cumberland Capital Corp, located in Chattanooga, TN. Founded in June 2004, Cumberland Capital provided equity research services to Green Cay Asset Management, a hedge fund management company located in Nassau, Bahamas. In this capacity with Cumberland Capital, Scott was the lead research analyst on the Siebels Hard Asset Fund a long/short equity fund managed by Green Cay Asset Management. In addition to consulting on this fund Scott also provided equity recommendations for the Green Cay Emerging Markets Fund and the Siebels Emerging Market Fund (small cap product).
Prior to consulting Green Cay's funds, Scott was employed as a research analyst with Green Cay beginning in January of 2004. Before joining Green Cay, Scott was an equity research analyst with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (including its predecessor companies) in Atlanta, GA, from January of 1999 to December of 2003.
Scott received his B.A. in English from the University of the South in May of 1997.
In the Press
Lauren Templeton has had featured articles in Bloomberg Markets Magazine, Times Free Press, India Outlook for Profit, and Hong Kong Economic Times, as well as being mentioned in the WSJ and Globe and Mail.
- The method behind value guru...
- Lauren Templeton and Scott Phillips on Buy Low, Sell High
- Investing the Templeton Way [Lauren C. Templeton & Scott Phillips]
- Lauren Templeton and Scott Phillips on CNBC's Power Lunch
- Lauren Templeton discusses Time Capsule 2033