High Quality Investments
"Run Winners, Cut Losers; Invest Only in What You Understand"
Our Principals Have Been Investing Successfully Since 1987
The principals of Safari Asset Management LLC have been investing successfully since 1987 and have over 50 years of combined investment experience in a multitude of fields.
This includes equities, fixed income, real estate, commodities, forex, private equity and alternative asset classes. We are comfortable with both the US and global markets.
We have a strong value orientation and our investments ideally involve situations that present deep value, and the opportunity for capital gains over the long term.
We are comfortable with timeframes of 5-10 years and even longer. Contrarian positions that take significant time to develop into profitable positions are perfectly at home in our portfolio.
Patience is critical to our thinking, and not speculation.
Some thoughts from our principals:
“What goes up must come down, and what goes down does not have to go up again”
– R.S., late 2000
“Turning Distress into Opportunity…one property at a time”
– R.S., mid 2010
“By 2020 we will all have perfect hindsight and see the deep value that exists today”
– R.S., late 2010
Some Cool Facts
Numbers Speak For Themselves
“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” – Milton Friedman
“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it. Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe. Compound interest is the greatest mathematical discovery of all time.” – Albert Einstein
“Buy when everyone else is selling and hold until everyone else is buying. That’s not just a catchy slogan. It’s the very essence of successful investing.” – J. Paul Getty
“The four most dangerous words in investing are: ‘this time it’s different.'” – Sir John Templeton
“In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” – Robert Arnott
“I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy.” – Warren Buffett
“It’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong.” – George Soros
“Know what you own, and know why you own it.” – Peter Lynch
“Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait.” – Will Rogers
“Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.” – Warren Buffett
“The best investment on Earth is earth.” – Louis Glickman
“The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.” – Ben Graham
“I can calculate the motions of the heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.” -Isaac Newton
“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” – Mark Twain
“What the wise man does in the beginning, the fool does in the end.” – Old Proverb
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin