Investment Philosophy

We are value investors and have a clear set of principles we follow.


  • When buying a stock think like the owner of the business.A stock is not just a piece of paper, it represents the fractional ownership of a real business.
  • When buying a bond think like you were giving somebody a loan. Bonds represent a loan to a business.
  • Use a margin of safety. Protect the downside. Return of capital is paramount.
  • Be disciplined on price as the price paid determines the return.
  • Embrace volatility as it creates market inefficiencies which creates opportunities.
  • Stay within your circle of competence. Invest only in areas you can understand and have experience with.
  • To win you have to be selective.

Our Team

Mary Mori-Huston Managing Partner
Phone: +1 305 856 9303 Fax: +1 305 726 0000

Mary Mori-Huston is a co-founder and managing partner at Mori Huston Partners LLC.

Mrs. Mori-Huston has more than 24 years of experience in banking and in the investment advisory business. She started her career with Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank) as a Relationship Manager for the Latin American region. After 10 years with that institution she joined Lehman Brothers, where she was a Financial Consultant. In 1998 she joined Dresdner Bank in the position of Investment Consultant, and was a voting member of the Global Investment Strategy Team. In the year 2005 she moved with UBS to Zurich, Switzerland and assumed the position of Senior Client Advisor.

Mary graduated from Florida International University with a dual major in International Business and Finance and with a degree in International Bank Management.

Robert Mori Managing Partner
Phone: +1 305 856 9304 Fax: +1 305 726 0000

Robert Mori is a co-founder and managing partner at Mori Huston Partners LLC.

In 1998 Robert joined the Allianz/ Dresdner Group where he worked as an investment advisor and corporate fixed income analyst in their Hamburg, Bogotá and Miami offices, before advancing to become the Head of Product Development and Quantitative Asset Allocation for Allianz/Dresdner Private Banking The Americas. In 2005, Robert moved to Europe to become the Global Head of Structured Products for Dresdner Bank’s private and corporate client business. In 2008 he became the Head of Investment Products and Investment Advisory Services for Dresdner Bank Switzerland. In addition, he was a member of the Global Investment Policy Committee for Dresdner Bank Group.

Robert graduated from the Vienna University of Economics and Business with an advanced degree in International Business Administration. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations.

Leandro Lazzarini Vieira Partner
Phone: +1 786 558 7109 Fax: +1 305 726 0000

Leandro started his career at Citi Private Bank in 2006. He worked as an Investment Analyst in São Paulo and moved to New York in 2008, where he led the Investment Analysis team for two years. He then went on to directly manage relationships with clients as Senior Investment Counselor and then as Private Banker Director, while still in New York. In 2015 he moved to Miami with his family and started managing the institutional relationship between Citibank and Multi-Family Offices across Latin America. After over a decade in Private Banking advising individuals and more recently focused on helping family offices and advisors, he decided to join Mori-Huston Partners and use his experience to help clients as a truly independent advisor.

Leandro graduated from ESPM (Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing) with a dual major in Marketing and Finance. He also holds a post-grad certificate in Advanced Capital Markets from FIA (Fundação Instituto de Administração) and holds the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation.

Maria Elena Hernandez Executive Director
Phone: +1 305 856 9305 Fax: +1 305 726 0000

Mrs Hernandez has more than 25 years of experience in banking and wealth management services. She started her career with Panamerican Bank (today Bank of America). She has been at Bankers Trust Co. (today Deutsche Bank) for 13 years as Service Executive/Account Manager for the Latin America market. Mrs. Hernandez has also been at Citibank International as a Relationship Officer for the Chilean market and recently at SunTrust Bank as Client Advisor for international and US clients.

Maria Elena holds a Certificate of Humanities/Translation and Interpretation from the Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazon (UNIFE) Lima, Peru.

Sounding Board

Uwe Seefeldt Managing Partner Mori Huston Seefeldt + Partner GmbH
Phone: +41 (0) 44 389 84 85 Fax: +41 (0) 44 389 84 00

Uwe Seefeldt is a co-founder and managing partner at Mori Huston Seefeldt + Partner GmbH.

He has more than 30 years of in-depth experience in the international private banking business with a strong focus on Latin America. From 1987 until 2005 he worked with Allianz/Dresdner group in their Hamburg, Mexico-City and Miami offices while holding positions as Senior Relationship Manager, Team Leader, Country Head and Regional Marketing Manager for Mexico. Uwe moves to UBS’s head office in Zurich in 2005 after UBS acquired the Latin American Private Banking Business of the Allianz/Dresdner Group. In 2007 he joined the senior management team at Credit Suisse Mexico International as Team Leader and Senior Client Advisor. In 2015 he co-founded Mori Huston Seefeldt + Partner GmbH, Zurich.

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