Claudio Rojas is Managing Director at Hurt Capital Inc., a founder centric investment and venture capital platform.
Mr. Rojas's research on founder centrism, recently featured by the University of Oxford, bridges the gap between scholarly inquiry and real-world application to investment. His innovative work, published in the University of British Columbia Law Review, integrates legal and economic analysis, with particular emphasis on the impact of ownership structure and governance on economic efficiency.
For almost a decade, Mr. Rojas has established a track record in identifying world-class founder centric companies, investing during periods of uncertainty, and successfully holding for the long term. He holds domain expertise in founder-oriented ownership structures and consumer-oriented technology – alongside an exceptionally long-term entrepreneurial mindset.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Rojas engaged in matters related to general corporate commercial law practice, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate finance at Dentons LLP (formerly, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP). He has also advised on issues related to regulating reporting issuers and issuer-related policy initiatives at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC).
Mr. Rojas has outpaced the S&P 500 by a wide margin for nearly ten years. This was achieved with minimal trading and predominantly a buy-and-hold approach to investing. This success is attribued to an investment methodology rooted in academic research, alongside the traditional value investing principles taught by Ben Graham at Columbia University in the 1930’s and espoused by Warren Buffett with much success in recent years. A forthcoming working paper, Eclipse of the Public Corporation: Concentrated Equity Ownership (CEO) Theory, reveals the economic basis for this outperformance, which extends beyond idiosyncratic stock selection abilities.
Mr. Rojas is a practitioner member of the European Corporate Governance Institute, holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Western Ontario, Master of Business Administration from the Ivey Business School, and has achieved all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examinations. He is a lawyer member of the Bar of Ontario, and a founding member of the Institute for Founder Centric Studies – an ambitious endeavour to reimagine securities law, corporate governance and 21st century enterprise.
Hurt Capital engages with governmental and regulatory agencies on legislative reform initiatives with a view to enhancing the efficiency of global capital markets and advancing the future of the global economy.