“If two nations trade on the basis of their comparative advantages, both nations gain.” (Theory of Comparative Advantage)

David Ricardo (1772 – 1823)


Named after the estate where economist David Ricardo lived and died, Gatcombe Park Ventures is a firm believer in Ricardo’s theory of comparative advantage which formulated – and for 200 years withstood the test of time – how a free market, free trade and a globalised world create absolute rather than relative gains and are mutually beneficial for societies around the world.

Our investment philosophy and approach are based on the opportunities created by the comparative advantages businesses hold in both local and global market places and can be described in just three words: perfect resource allocation. Since its foundation in 2000, Gatcombe Park Ventures has this way successfully invested in ventures around the world.