Active M International Equity
The Active M International Equity Fund is a good choice for those long-term investors who enjoy diversifying their portfolio by pursuing the growth potential of international stocks. The Fund utilizes a "multi-manager" approach whereby the Fund's assets are allocated to one or more sub-advisers, in percentages determined at the discretion of the Fund's investment adviser. Each sub-adviser acts independently from the others and utilizes its own distinct investment style in selecting securities while seeking long-term capital appreciation. Any income received is incidental to the Fund's objective.
- Invest in companies of any size throughout the world, but primarily in developed markets and generally in securities similar to those in the MSCI World ex USA IM Index.
- Select complementary investment strategies from a broad universe of investment managers, where manager selection and allocations are determined using a multi-factor based screening and optimization approach, augmented with deep qualitative and fundamental due diligence.
- Blend managers into a single fund in an effort to provide an attractive combination of risk/return.
- Designed to deliver robust alpha and broad diversification, while maintaining factor neutral biases (such as size, value and momentum) across the international equity market.
If you're a long-term investor looking to diversify your investments by pursuing the growth potential of international stocks, then this Fund may be right for you. It is intended for investors who are aware that foreign markets may involve additional risks, such as social and political instability, reduced market liquidity, and currency volatility.
2% on shares sold or exchanged within 30 days of purchase
Sub-Advisers and Allocations subject to change at any time.
|SUB-ADVISER||TARGET ALLOCATION*||ROLE IN PORTFOLIO|
|WCM Investment Management||30%||A concentrated large-cap growth manager focusing on companies that possess a durable and growing competitive advantage.|
|Wellington Management Company LLP||30%||A large-cap to mid-cap, contrarian value approach with a focus on companies trading at significant discount to current market price and strong balance sheets.|
|Causeway Capital Management LLC||20%||A fundamental, bottom-up, value manager. The portfolio is relatively concentrated with a preference toward yield and risk-adjusted rates of return.|
|Brandes Investment Partners, LP||10%||A small/mid-cap manager following a traditional 'Graham and Dodd,' bottom-up, value approach.|
|Victory/Trivalent||10%||A diversified, small-cap specialist manager with positive exposure to momentum and value.|
Important risk information can be found on the Portfolio tab.
Not FDIC insured | May lose value | No bank guarantee
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