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NS Partners European Equity


  • 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


  • 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 bi-weekly 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: Dec 06, 2019
Geographic Mix
% of Portfolio
France 22.94%
United Kingdom 17.85%
Switzerland 15.84%
Netherlands 10.33%
Germany 9.43%
Spain 6.48%
Ireland 5.77%
Austria 2.48%
Belgium 2.37%
Denmark 1.97%
Norway 1.68%
Sweden 1.53%
Poland 0.76%
Greece 0.55%
Sector Allocation
% of Portfolio
Industrials 18.10%
Consumer Staples 15.89%
Financials 15.83%
Health Care 13.09%
Information Technology 10.49%
Consumer Discretionary 7.55%
Materials 7.34%
Communication Services 5.26%
Energy 4.34%
Real Estate 1.90%
Cash 0.22%
Utilities 0.00%

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