The Straus Group

Highly experienced portfolio managers who provided tailored advice.

Founded in 1947 and led by Marvin Schwartz, we are dedicated to building client wealth through investments in undervalued equities. With 200+ years of investment experience, we focus on fundamentals and intrinsic value.


Our Philosophy & Process

Our investment process is a disciplined and focused approach that seeks attractive businesses selling at discounts to intrinsic value. We invest in businesses with superior and sustainable financial attributes, pricing power, recurring revenue, significant free cash flow generation and low leverage with shareholder-focused management teams. We favor companies which are adapting new digital technology to enhance customer experiences with visible catalysts that are positioned to generate outsized returns.

We have a passion for investing and endeavor to deliver attractive long-term compounded returns with a focus on tax efficiency and risk mitigation. Our investment process relies heavily on proprietary research and meetings with company management.



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