Our philosophy

About ourselves

FortyTwo Capital is a privately owned company founded in 2021 and based in The Netherlands. At FortyTwo, we invest in publicly owned securities and plan to hold these investments for the long run. Let us eloborate in more detail about FortyTwo Capital and tell you what it is we do!

We wanted the company’s name to represent something important to us, something dear to our heart. Because we are both passionate about endurance sports, a resemblance to the marathon came to mind. The mythical distance of 42,195 meter (hence FortyTwo) that according to ancient history, Pheidippides ran from the city of Marathon to Athens (though we hope our story ends on a happier note).

To us, the marathon acts as metaphor for our investment philosophy. Running a good marathon is far from easy and requires a decent preparation process, the discipline to divide one’s energy, and the mental strength to persevere when the going gets tough. A marathon is about compounding on the lessons learned from previous races and from life in general. We believe the similarities between a marathon and investing are striking. Investing requires the same qualities and that is how we have structured FortyTwo Capital. Let us elaborate.

About philosophy

In the world of investing, you can pick a portfolio out of countless listed companies. To create some order in that world of chaos, we defined a number of characteristics that correspond to our own personal values. We believe that acting according to these do’s and don’ts will make our life easier.