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Respected investor loses battle with cancer, aged 50.

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ASX Investor Update expresses it sympathy to the family and friends of Simon Marais, who died in February.

Dr Marais, chief executive of Allan Gray Australia, was a highly respected fund manager and activist investor. He was renowned for his contrarian investing style and long-term approach.

Dr Marais explained his firm's investment philosophy in the ASX Investment video, "Buying Stocks Everyone Hates', in April 2014, and generously gave his time to help educate this newsletter's readers.

Dr Marais is survived by his wife and three sons.

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