The Gryphon is a legendary creature with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. Having the vigilance of an eagle and the courage of a lion, it is known in mythology as a fierce guardian of treasure and priceless possessions.
Vigilance and Courage has been Gryphon’s motto since its formation, and we believe that both characteristics are fundamental to any good investment management team. It is vital that we remain vigilant in an ever changing investment environment, from the macro-economic level down to the company specific. It is also critical that we have the courage to make the best decisions possible for our clients, particularly when those decisions may seem difficult.
At Gryphon, we are committed to providing optimum returns at a risk level tailored to the requirements of each of our clients. Through the active management of asset mix, sector and security selection, we maintain our focus on our clients’ objectives.
The Gryphon Investment Process
Step 1: Develop a Macroeconomic View of the World
Starting from a global view, we gain an insight into the world’s major economies, narrowing down to North America, and finally, Canada. Economic analysis drives our forecasts of the future environment. We build forward estimates and price levels for key equity markets and forecasts of both long and short-term interest rates, as well as gross domestic product, inflation, and other macroeconomic variables.
Step 2: Determine Potential Return and Risk Profile
Current market valuations relative to those forecasts define the risk/reward trade-offs of various asset allocation strategies. Based on our macro view, we develop a range of potential outcomes and assess them for the likelihood of occurrence. This technique helps us determine the potential risk and return profile for each individual asset class.
Step 3: Implement Ongoing Risk Management
We continuously monitor each investment strategy to ensure maximum investment effectiveness.
Combining this top-down approach with intensive fundamental research at the individual security level, we are able to target a specific risk and return profile and construct an optimal portfolio for each client.