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Lawrence Myers Is The Independent Director of VGI Partners Global Investments Limited (ASX:VG1) And They Just Spent AU$115k On Shares

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Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the VGI Partners Global Investments Limited (ASX:VG1) Independent Director, Lawrence Myers, recently bought AU$115k worth of stock, for AU$2.30 per share. That purchase might not be huge but it did increase their holding by 25%.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At VGI Partners Global Investments

Non-Independent Director Robert Luciano made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for AU$2.5m worth of shares at a price of AU$2.34 each. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of AU$2.27. Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. To us, it's very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares. Generally speaking, it catches our eye when insiders have purchased shares at above current prices, as it suggests they believed the shares were worth buying, even at a higher price.

While VGI Partners Global Investments insiders bought shares last year, they didn't sell. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

ASX:VG1 Recent Insider Trading, December 19th 2019

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Insider Ownership

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Insiders own 2.4% of VGI Partners Global Investments shares, worth about AU$23m. We've certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About VGI Partners Global Investments Insiders?

It is good to see recent purchasing. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. Given that insiders also own a fair bit of VGI Partners Global Investments we think they are probably pretty confident of a bright future. To put this in context, take a look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. We currently account for open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.

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