International Equity Team
Capabilities: Active Fundamental Equity
International Equity Team
Capabilities: Active Fundamental Equity

International Equity Team

Capabilities: Active Fundamental Equity


The International Equity team, part of our Active Fundamental Equity capability, follows a disciplined investment process based on fundamental analysis and bottom-up stock selection, with sector, industry and stock weights driven by an assessment of each stock’s quality and value characteristics. They believe that the best route to attractive long-term returns is through compounding and providing a measure of downside protection. The team's experience provides a competitive advantage in itself—their years of working together, their breadth of experience across sectors, and a culture of critical analysis underpin their focus on quality. The team’s long-term investment horizon seeks high-quality businesses that have the potential to compound shareholder wealth over time.


High quality companies must also have high quality managements.

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Portfolio Managers
Head of International Equity Team
27 years industry experience
Managing Director
25 years industry experience
Executive Director
21 years industry experience
Executive Director
21 years industry experience
Executive Director
17 years industry experience
Executive Director
19 years industry experience
Executive Director
11 years industry experience
Executive Director
10 years industry experience
Vice President
13 years industry experience
Invests in global high-quality, franchise businesses, characterized by dominant intangible assets, high returns on invested capital and strong free-cash-flow generation.  
Invests in high-quality resilient companies with strong management, high returns on capital, and strong free-cash-flow generation.  
Invests in 25-50 high-quality, world class companies at reasonable valuations that can sustain their high returns on operating capital over the long term.  
Seeks to maintain a diversified portfolio of companies that are primarily domiciled outside of the U.S.  

As of 2/29/2016. Team information may change from time to time.

There are important differences in how the strategy is carried out in each of the investment vehicles.

References to "High Quality" reflect the investment team's opinions regarding certain factors of an issuer which may be subjective. The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the portfolio management team.

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All investing involves risks, including a loss of principal. Alternative investments are speculative and involve a high degree of risk. These investments are designed for investors who understand and are willing to accept these risks. Performance may be volatile, and an investor could lose all or a substantial portion of his or her investment.

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