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NS Partners European Equity

Highlights

  • Unique Investment Philosophy: Emphasizes inflection points in liquidity conditions and stocks with improving economic profitability
  • Differentiated Investment Process: Designed to steer fundamental stock selection to countries with a favourable market environment
  • Focused Risk Management: Employs a factor risk model designed to avoid unintended country, sector or company exposure

Objectives

  • Long-term growth through investments in equity securities listed on European stock exchanges
  • Return Objective: MSCI Europe Net Index + 2%-4% per annum over a market cycle
  • Risk Objective: 2%-4% average tracking error per year over a market cycle

Investment Philosophy

  • Country selection matters – excess money moves both asset markets and economies
  • Economic profitability drives stock selection – securities generating high or improving economic profitability relative to the market will outperform
  • Peer review discipline – revalidate, continually test convictions, ensure tight capital discipline

Investment Process

  • Macroeconomic and Liquidity Analysis
    • Changes in liquidity conditions influence security prices
  • Country Selection
    • Country weights based on conviction, relative return opportunity and risk
  • Stock Selection
    • Focus on securities expected to have improving economic profitability
  • Portfolio Construction
    • Macroeconomic liquidity analysis provides the framework for portfolio construction
    • Portfolio of 40 – 60 securities
  • Portfolio Risk and Review
    • Formal monthly meetings to peer review portfolio
    • Employ a factor risk model to avoid unintended country, sector or company exposure
Quick Facts
Inception Date August 31, 1992
All data as at: Apr 19, 2021
Geographic Mix
% of Portfolio
United Kingdom 21.01%
France 20.91%
Germany 9.14%
Switzerland 7.29%
Netherlands 7.03%
Ireland 7.02%
Spain 6.59%
Italy 6.03%
Belgium 2.83%
Norway 2.43%
Austria 2.22%
Sweden 2.08%
Denmark 1.93%
Greece 1.76%
Russian Federation 1.75%
Sector Allocation
% of Portfolio
Financials 18.24%
Industrials 17.96%
Consumer Staples 12.34%
Consumer Discretionary 12.13%
Information Technology 11.88%
Health Care 9.91%
Materials 7.64%
Utilities 5.68%
Communication Services 2.12%
Real Estate 1.91%
Cash 0.19%
Energy 0.00%

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