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20 Aug 2021 - Performance Report: Delft Partners Global High Conviction Strategy
By: Australian Fund Monitors

Report Date20 August 2021
ManagerDelft Partners
Fund NameDelft Partners Global High Conviction Strategy
StrategyEquity Long
Latest Return DateJuly 2021
Latest Return2.28%
Latest 6 Months18.65%
Latest 12 Months35.26%
Latest 24 Months (pa)13.68%
Annualised Since Inception16.10%
Inception Date15 July 2011
FUM (millions)AU$11
Fund OverviewThe Global High Conviction Strategy seeks to outperform the MSCI World Index by 3-5% p.a. over rolling 5 year periods. The Fund invests in companies listed on major global developed market exchanges by combining 'fundamental' analysis with quantitative stock selection tools. There is typically a bias to large caps and a 'value' tilt resulting in higher dividend yield than the index.

The quantitative model is proprietary and designed in-house. The critical elements are Valuation, Momentum, and Quality (VMQ) and every stock in the global universe is scored and ranked. Verification of the quant model scores is then cross checked by fundamental analysis in which a company's Accounting policies, Governance, and Strategic positioning is evaluated.

The manager believes strategy is suited to investors seeking returns from investing in global companies, diversification away from Australia and a risk aware approach to global investing. It should be noted that this is a strategy in an IMA format and is not offered as a fund. An IMA solution can be a more cost and tax effective solution, for clients who wish to own fewer stocks in a long only strategy.
Manager CommentsThe Delft Partners Global High Conviction Strategy rose by +2.28% in July, a difference of -0.49% compared with the Global Equity Index which rose by +2.77%. Since inception in July 2011, the strategy has returned +16.1% per annum, a difference of +1.18% relative to the index which has returned +14.92% on an annualised basis over the same period.

The strategy's Sharpe ratio has ranged from a high of 2.79 for performance over the most recent 12 months to a low of 0.84 over the latest 36 months, and is 1.17 for performance since inception. By contrast, the Global Equity Index's Sharpe for performance since August 2011 is 1.22.

Since inception in July 2011 in the months where the market was positive, the strategy has provided positive returns 88% of the time, contributing to an up-capture ratio for returns since inception of 102.05%. Over all other periods, the strategy's up-capture ratio has ranged from a high of 115.29% over the most recent 12 months to a low of 88.77% over the latest 60 months. An up-capture ratio greater than 100% indicates that, on average, the strategy has outperformed in the market's positive months over the specified period.

The strategy's down-capture ratio for returns since inception is 93.69%. Over all other periods, the strategy's down-capture ratio has ranged from a high of 113.63% over the most recent 36 months to a low of 20.82% over the latest 12 months. A down-capture ratio less than 100% indicates that, on average, the strategy has outperformed in the market's negative months over the specified period.
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