About Findlay Park

Findlay Park is an independent investment partnership based in London.

We believe that ‘Keeping It Simple’ maximises our focus and improves our performance. We aim to do a few things incredibly well; we don’t aspire to be the biggest but we do aspire to be the best in all we do.

Our purpose

Generate compelling compound returns for our investors, measured over decades.

We believe that we can generate higher compound returns for our investors by taking less risk. This is counter to what most people believe: that to generate higher returns you need to take more risk.

Our starting point is trying to avoid losses by controlling the downside risk in each individual investment – the result should be a portfolio capable of generating higher compound returns than the benchmark with a lower level of risk.

Source: Findlay Park. Hypothetical example for illustrative purposes only – it does not represent actual returns on investment and the objective may not always be met.

Our Approach

We aim to invest in a diversified portfolio of high quality, sustainable companies*.

Findlay Park’s culture is one of teamwork and the investment process for the Fund is team-based. Our experienced Investment team uses a co-coverage model whereby existing and prospective holdings are researched by at least two members of the team.

Each new idea and existing holding is pitched to, and debated by, the entire Investment team. In these meetings we encourage each other to share views and we always invite constructive and respectful challenge and feedback.

This approach draws on the collective expertise of the group and helps us to build conviction in our research and position sizing.

* In this context, we primarily mean the financial and economic sustainability of companies. We also consider companies’ environmental and social sustainability. Please see here for further information.

FP Idea Generation 230130 2
25
Years
Years
Track record

Our consistent record is enabled by a long-proven investment process and enduring team.

11.8
% p.a
% p.a
Compound return since inception, net of fees*

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. *Full performance data available.

$11.6
bn
bn
Assets under management

We aim to invest a diversified portfolio of high quality companies.

Our history

Our independent partnership structure is very important to us and ‘built to last’: we aim to be a perpetual partnership that long outlasts its founders.

1998

James Findlay and Charlie Park launch the Findlay Park US Smaller Companies Fund.

2002

Anthony Kingsley joins as the third ‘founding partner’.

2011

The US Smaller Companies Fund becomes the Findlay Park American Fund (an all-cap strategy).

2016

Simon Pryke appointed CEO.

2017

Anthony Kingsley appointed CIO.

2021

American Fund enters ‘Article 8’ classification under EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation.

2023

25th Anniversary of the American Fund.

Looking for Fund documents?

See resources

Looking for responsible investment documents?

See resources