Amy Minella is the founder of Cardinal Capital Management which has focused on small- and mid-cap value equity investing. Its principal goal is to deliver high-quality investment results for investors. This investment management firm employs a disciplined, bottom-up investment process.
Amy Minella holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to founding Cardinal Capital Management, she was a Managing Director of Deltec Asset Management. There she created both the high yield management group in 1986 and the value equity group in 1992. Before joining Deltec in 1983, she was working in the corporate finance department at Merrill Lynch and in the credit department at Chase Manhattan Bank. Cardinal Capital Management offers a broad range of services, including portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, investment companies, pooled investment vehicles, and institutional clients.
Talking about Cardinal Capital Management’s approach to investing, the investment team does not select investment ideas on the basis of valuation, but they generate ideas by focusing on market niches where they have a structural advantage. Cardinal Capital Management makes investments on a long-term time horizon and the investment team focuses on the absolute, not relative, risk of owning a company. From the market and opportunity perspective, this investment management firm believes that if there is no change, earnings are a good proxy for cash flow. They also believe that if there is good analyst coverage, the equity market is relatively efficient.