Smead US Value UCITS Fund shareholders are stock market investors. The Fund’s shareholders are individual investors, advisors, family offices and institutional investors in the U.S. The manager, Smead Capital Management, advises clients that fear stock market failure through a low turnover, differentiated, value discipline seeking wonderful companies to build wealth.
The Sub-Fund is managed by Lead Portfolio Manager Bill Smead and Co-Portfolio Managers Tony Scherrer, CFA and Cole Smead, CFA. The portfolio managers execute this philosophy through the long-term ownership of common stocks based on the firm’s eight investment criteria.
The Fund currently offers an Institutional Share Class (I Shares), an A Share Class and an M Share Class.
The Fund’s investment objective is long-term capital appreciation.
Principal Investment Strategies
The Fund will seek long-term capital appreciation through concentrated positions, therefore the fund will maintain approximately 25-30 companies in its portfolio. The Fund will invest in U.S. large capitalization (“large cap”) companies through the ownership of common stock.
The Eight Criteria
Required over entire holding period
- Meets an economic need
- Strong competitive advantage (wide moats or barriers to entry)
- Long history of profitability and strong operating metrics
- Generates high levels of free cash flow
- Available at a low price in relation to intrinsic value
Favored, but not required
- Management’s history of shareholder friendliness
- Strong balance sheet
- Strong insider ownership (Preferably with recent purchases)
Average Total Returns as of 31 March 2020
|One month||QTR||YTD||One Year||Three Year||Five Years||Ten Years||Since |
|Smead US |
|S&P 500 |
– denotes there is no performance for the respective share class during that time period.
Institutional Shares Gross Expense Ratio 1.15%
|Top 10 Holdings as of 31/03/20|
|Amgen Inc. (AMGN)||7.34%|
|Target Corp. (TGT)||7.20%|
|Discovery Inc. Class A (DISCA)||6.01%|
|NVR Inc. (NVR)||5.97%|
|American Express Co. (AXP)||5.97%|
|The Home Depot Inc. (HD)||5.16%|
|JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)||4.80%|
|Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK)||4.64%|
|Berkshire Hathaway Inc. B (BRK.B)||4.53%|
|Bank of America Corp. (BAC)||4.13%|
|Top 5 Sectors as of 31/03/20|
Investors should carefully read the prospectus, the key investor information document and all other relevant documentation before investing in the fund. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Currency fluctuations may have a negative impact on the value of an investment in the fund. Net performance results are calculated after management fees and certain operational costs, commissions, fees and other charges that could have a negative impact on performance. The performance figures given are a measure of the change in net asset value of the Fund which are net of all Fund fees and expenses but do not take into account taxes or charges. The S&P 500 NR Index is a market-value weighted index consisting of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity, and industry group representation. The Russell 1000 Value Index measures the performance of those Russell 1000 companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values. Both indexes include a 30% withholding for non-US securities. One cannot invest directly in an index.
Smead US Value UCITS Fund Disclosure
Smead Funds – Smead US Value UCITS Fund, incorporated on December 4, 2015, is a UCITS organized as an investment company with variable capital, with one sub-fund (Société d’investissement à capital variable, “SICAV”) under the laws of Luxembourg, and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (“CSSF”) which is the Luxembourg supervisory authority.
Investors should carefully read the prospectus, more specifically its section on risk factors, the Key Investor Information Document (“KIID”) and all other relevant documentation before investing in the fund. Further information about the sub-fund, including copies of its prospectus, the last annual reports and any subsequent half yearly reports of the Fund can be obtained free of charge, in English, at the registered office of the Fund, Central Administrator, the Custodian Bank, the Fund distributors or online here. Holdings are available upon request.
These agreements may be amended by mutual agreement of the parties involved. Luxembourg taxation regime may have an impact on the personal tax position of the investors. Depending on your own country of residence, this might have an impact on your investment. For further details you should consult a tax adviser. The latest prices of share class of the Fund can be found at the depositary and at all distributors or on the Delegated Manager website (www.smeadcap.com). The assets and the liabilities of the sub-fund are segregated by law. Shareholders may request at any time the conversion of all or part of their holdings into shares of another category and/ or class of shares. There are no conversion fees. For more details on how to exercise that right refer to the Fund’s prospectus. Duff & Phelps (Luxembourg) Management Company S.à r.l. was appointed as Management Company of the Fund with effect 4 December 2015 and may be held liable solely on the basis of any statement contained in this document that is misleading, inaccurate or inconsistent with the relevant parts of the prospectus for the Fund. Smead Capital Management is the Delegated manager of this sub-fund. This fund is authorized in Luxembourg and regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Duff & Phelps (Luxembourg) Management Company S.à r.l. is authorized in Luxembourg and regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. This key investor information is accurate as at 22/02/2016.
Fund holdings and sector allocation and asset allocations are subject to change and are not recommendations to buy or sell any security.
This does not constitute the solicitation of an offer to purchase or subscribe for any investment, financial instrument or service in any jurisdiction where such a solicitation of an offer is unlawful. The Fund is only available for investment by non-US citizens who are not residents of the US. The Fund is not offered for sale or sold in the US, its territories or possessions. The Fund is not registered for sale to the public in all jurisdictions. Subscriptions will only be received and shares issued on the basis of the current prospectus for the Fund, the most recent financial reports and the simplified prospectus. Smead Capital Management is the investment manager of the Smead US Value UCITS Fund.
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