The Altrinsic investment philosophy is embodied in its name, derived from the Latin word altus and intrinsic. “Altus” represents the firm’s pursuit of peak performance, while “intrinsic” refers to Altrinsic’s focus on the drivers of companies’ intrinsic value and financial productivity.
Searching for opportunities amid change and uncertainty, Altrinsic's investment team seeks to capitalize on inefficiencies in the world’s equity markets by taking a long-term view and leveraging in-depth fundamental analysis, global industry knowledge, and its distinctive cross-border frame of reference. As the value of information has become increasingly commoditized, the value of experience, perspective, judgement and common sense have increased.
John Hock, CFA
John Hock is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Altrinsic Global Advisors. Prior to founding Altrinsic in 2000, Mr. Hock was Senior Vice President, portfolio manager, and member of the Investment Strategy Committee at Hansberger Global Investors. Before joining Hansberger in 1996, Mr. Hock was a vice president and senior analyst in the Global Securities Research and Economics Group at Merrill Lynch, where his analysis focused on overseas equities. He received a BS in Applied Economics from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance from New York University. Mr. Hock holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
John DeVita is a principal of Altrinsic Global Advisors with primary research responsibility for the global consumer and telecommunications industries. He has been involved with international investing since 1991 when he began his career with Société Générale Asset Management. His diverse background includes extensive experience in international securities analysis, trading and operations in the equity, fixed income and foreign currency markets. A graduate of Villanova University, Mr. DeVita holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Andrew Waight, CFA
Andrew Waight is a principal and analyst at Altrinsic Global Advisors with primary research responsibility for the healthcare sector. Prior to joining Altrinsic in 2004, Mr. Waight has specialized in global healthcare since 1992 and served as a portfolio manager for the CI Global Health Sciences Fund since 1999. Previously, he managed assets for BPI Mutual Funds and Mutual Asset Management. Mr. Waight received an honors BSc in Genetics, an MSc in Biochemistry, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Mr. McCormick is a principal and portfolio manager/analyst at Altrinsic Global Advisors. Prior to joining Altrinsic in 2009, Mr. McCormick was a research analyst at Blackmont Capital Inc. Previously, he was manager of global risk management at Scotia Bank. Mr. McCormick received a BCom from St. Mary’s University and an MBA from Dalhousie University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
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