On January 13, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approved Christmas Corporation as a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA), pursuant to Section 203 of Investment Advisers Act of 1940. With this registration, we are now managing clients assets using Separately Managed Accounts (SMA) structure and a private investment partnership. This registration also made us possible to manage mutual funds, Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF), and other types of investment company in the future.
Since the beginning of January 2016 to December 31, 2020 (60 months) we recorded a 250% cumulative return, gross of management fees, compared with 103% of S&P500. This significant outperformance has strengthened our company’s mission to deliver results to clients and beat the market.
What Christmas Corp is All About?
Eduardus Christmas as our Chairman has pledged his name to the company, but the company means way bigger than Eduardus himself.
Christmas Corp is about fresh ideas of stock-picking, that we shall never surrender neither to the status quo of investing nor to the market crowds. It’s about a strong teamwork from finance, operating, to IT division. Above all, it’s about A CULTURE TO SERVE our clients, to the best of our knowledge and ability. We are happy when our clients are happy and put their trust on us.
We believe upon death or mental disability of our Chairman, this company shall prevail over the next hundreds of years, bearing the same name and spirit as of today.
Lessons from Our Favorite Stocks
Some of our clients were expecting well-known or giant companies such as Apple, Amazon, Tesla, Netflix or Facebook as our top holdings. We choose a different path instead and always hunt for better alternatives (Yes we also own Apple stock, but not as a major holding).
One of the most philosophical thing in our investment strategy is: we only buy company that we are proud of owning it. This manner shows that we are long-term investors with strong due diligence process prior to buying a stock. The word “proud” seems to be a non-scientific and feeling-driven term in a fund management world, where meticulous numbers and matrices are regularly used to make a decision. But in our team, proud to own a company only comes from knowing the business that what we are buying based on our in-depth research on its financial performance. Investing is NOT a business of “feeling”. It requires intuition and certain degree of mathematical approach.