International Small Cap
Return is shown net of fees. See performance below for additional disclosure.
The Cambiar International Small Cap strategy is a diversified portfolio that invests primarily in small-cap companies based outside of the U.S. The starting universe for the strategy includes any international business with a market cap between $500 million to $5 billion. Cambiar’s quality and value bias will result in a portfolio overweight to developed markets, and subsequent underweight in emerging markets.
- 40-50 International stocks
- Country Limit: 25%
- Emerging Markets Limit: 15%
Portfolio Manager since 2021
Portfolio Manager since 9/30/2022
Inception Date: 6.30.2013. The performance information depicted above represents Cambiar’s International Small Cap Composite. Returns are presented gross (g) and net (n) of management fees. Gross and net returns have been reduced by transaction costs. Net returns are also reduced by actual investment advisory fees and other expenses that may be incurred in the management of the account. Net of fees performance reflects a blended fee schedule of all accounts within the International Small Cap Composite. Cambiar clients and mutual fund investors may incur actual fee rates that are greater or less than the rate reflected in this performance summary. Fees will vary based on the assets in the accounts. Returns are reported in U.S. dollars.
Performance results for the International Small Cap Composite are evaluated against the MSCI EAFE Small Cap Index. The MSCI EAFE Small Cap Index is a free float-adjusted, market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure small cap representation across developed market equity performance, excluding the U.S. & Canada. The index assumes no management, custody, transaction or other expenses. The MSCI EAFE Small Cap Index is a broadly based index that reflects the overall market performance and Cambiar’s returns may not be correlated to the index. The index is unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Cambiar’s performance and the performance of the MSCI EAFE Small Cap Index include the reinvestment of all income. Benchmark returns are net of withholding taxes. Prior to July 2019, Cambiar typically followed each custodian’s treatment of tax withholding, and therefore dividends may have been presented as gross or net of dividend tax withholding depending on the custodian’s treatment. As of July 2019, Cambiar typically records dividends net of withholding taxes although it may depend on various factors such as the issue country and custodian’s treatment. Withholding taxes may vary according to the investor’s domicile, and other reasons. Performance is preliminary; please contact us for finalized figures. As with any investments, there are risks to be considered. Past performance is no indication of future results.
Performance presented is intended for institutional client use only. For more information, please access our GIPS Reports here.
Target strong operating performance – Above average internal financial/operating performance reflective of sound capital allocation, structural product, and/or advantaged market position.
Pursuing persistence of these metrics is key.
Low leverage – Owned companies should possess a strong balance sheet and low leverage (typically less than 3x for non-financial businesses).
* See Disclosure
Individual stock valuation levels and associated price-sensitivity at entry are critical investment process inputs.
Portfolio will not sacrifice quality to achieve low aggregate statutory valuation metrics.
Value creation from intangible assets (and thus not considered in book value) also taken into consideration.
Portfolio seeks to achieve a balance between high conviction and prudent diversification across sector/industry and drivers of return.
Bottom-up portfolio construction is willfully agnostic to the index, yet PMs maintain an ongoing awareness of relative exposures.
Top 10 holdings
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2023 Outlook: Cost of Capital” Bear Market becomes a cost of liquidity slog and other things to consider.
Representative Account Data as of December 31, 2022: Portfolio holdings, characteristics, country breakdown, and sector weightings may change over time and may differ between clients based upon their investment objectives, financial situations, and risk tolerances. Cambiar makes no warranty, either express or implied, that the weightings shown will be used to manage your account. The securities presented do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold, or recommended by Cambiar and the reader should not assume that investments in the securities identified were or will be profitable. The information provided on the page should not be considered a recommendation to buy or a solicitation to purchase or sell any particular security. There can be no assurance that an investor will earn a profit or not lose money. There can be no assurance that the portfolio will continue to hold the same position in companies described herein, and the portfolio may change any portfolio position at any time. Any characteristics/statistics included are for illustrative purposes and accordingly, no assumptions or comparisons should be made based upon this data. Certain data may be based upon third-party sources that are deemed reliable; however, Cambiar does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness. As with any investments, there are risks to be considered. Past performance is no indication of future results and, as is the case with all investment advisors who concentrate on equity investments, Cambiar’s future performance may result in a loss. The information provided is intended for non-wrap use only.
Total Assets represent assets under management for the strategy and are subject to change. Minimums represent intended/proposed minimums for institutional clients and are subject to change.
Benchmark Source: MSCI. MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used to create indices or financial products. This report is not approved or produced by MSCI.
* Quality and Valuation objectives analyzed when assessing individual portfolio companies are necessarily subjective and, therefore, may not be consistent with benchmark metrics, due to a number or factors including current investment sentiment, portfolio and benchmark composition, and other factors.
Active Share – A measure of the percentage of stock holdings in a manager’s portfolio that differ from the benchmark index. calculated by taking the sum of the absolute value of the differences of the weight of each holding in the manager\’s portfolio versus the weight of each holding in the benchmark index and dividing by two.
Dividend Yield – A financial ratio that indicates how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price. Dividend yield is represented as a percentage and can be calculated by dividing the dollar value of dividends paid in a given year per share of stock held by the dollar value of one share of stock.
EBITDA – Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is one indicator of a company’s financial performance and is used as a proxy for the earning potential of a business.
Market Cap – Refers the total dollar market value of a company’s outstanding shares. Commonly referred to as “market cap,” it is calculated by multiplying a company’s shares outstanding by the current market price of one share.
Median – The median is the middle number in a sorted, ascending or descending, list of numbers and can be more descriptive of that data set than the average.
Net Debt to EBITDA – A leverage ratio calculated as a company’s interest-bearing liabilities minus cash or cash equivalents, divided by its EBITDA.
Price to Book (P/B) – A ratio used to compare a stock’s market value to its book value. It is calculated by dividing the current closing price of the stock by the latest quarter’s book value per share.
Price to Earnings (P/E) – The ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its per-share earnings.
Return on Assets (ROA) – An indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets, calculated by dividing net income by total assets.
Return on Equity (ROE) – A measure of financial performance calculated by dividing net income by common shareholders’ equity. Because shareholders’ equity is equal to a company’s assets minus its debt, ROE is considered the return on net assets. ROE is considered a measure of how effectively management is using a company’s assets to create profits. 5-Year average is used for this metric.
Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) – A calculation used to assess a company’s efficiency at allocating the capital under its control to profitable investments. The return on invested capital ratio gives a sense of how well a company is using its money to generate returns.
Weighted Average – An average in which each quantity to be averaged is assigned a weight, and these weightings determine the relative importance of each quantity on the average.