Culture

At Galileo, our culture is distinctly different from most investment managers.  For us the ultimate measure of success is not how large our firm grows, but how effective we are in providing our investors with superior risk-adjusted returns and exceptional client service.  For that reason, we take a long-term approach to our business, which is based on a commitment to the following principles:

Client First – We are dedicated to our clients and their advisors.  We continually strive to ensure that we put their interests first in everything that we do.

Disciplined Independent Thinking – We work hard to filter out the noise; to question conventional wisdom.  Our methodology is based on rigorous and exhaustive in-house research that is focused on identifying promising but undervalued growth opportunities before mainstream analysts uncover their true earning potential.

Results Driven – Delivering superior risk-adjusted returns over the long term is an integral part of our value proposition.  We seek alpha because what matters to investors is ultimately absolute returns; not relative performance.

Direct Access – We value transparency and the exchange of ideas and thoughts internally.  Unlike other companies, we believe that advisors who recommend our funds should have direct access to our founder and CEO, Michael Waring.  We welcome the opportunity to speak directly with advisors to explain our investment process and market observations.

Giving Back – Philanthropy is an integral part of our culture.  We encourage our team members to use their talents and resources to make a positive contribution to society.  An example of this commitment can be seen in the philanthropic efforts of our founder, Michael Waring, who founded Kids in Class, a charity devoted to improving the lives of children in developing countries.  To date, Kids in Class has built several schools, and provides financial support for hundreds of young children and their families in Vietnam.