Placing clients’ interests above all else is only possible if acting as a principal rather than an agent.  As principals, we view relationships as investments and transactions as expenses.  Being deeply committed to our independence and as owner operators, it is in our DNA to act with humility, discernment and care.  As investors we are open-minded, curious, and innovative thinkers who evaluate businesses in terms of their enduring qualities, thus enabling us to make sound judgments about their true value regardless of  their quoted prices. Our culture is one that is rooted in building and sustaining strong, trusting and enduring relationships, with clients, and with each other.  Trust, respect, and confidence are embodied in the Manitou spirit, which aligns our priorities with: ‘client, team, self’.