JOHCM International Select Fund (JOHIX)

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Fund Description

Fund managers Christopher Lees and Nudgem Richyal believe stock markets are inefficient and aim to exploit market anomalies via an investment process that combines both top-down and bottom-up research. Their distinct “4-Dimensional” investment process (stocks, sectors, countries, time/change) focuses on the behavior of each share price to determine whether the most important driver of each prospective investment is stock specific, sector or country-based. The fund invests in both developed international and emerging markets, with the fund managers frequently drawing upon the stocks ideas generated by JOHCM’s regional equity teams.

Investment Strategy
Christopher and Nudgem have a Growth at a Reasonable Price (GARP) investment philosophy, which is sometimes described as core with a growth bias. They aim for consistency of returns by exploiting multiple market anomalies/inefficiencies.- Four-dimensional investment process (stocks, sectors, countries, time/change) with factors weighted to what actually drives each share price. - Growth and value disciplines are combined to help avoid the volatility that can occur in a single-style strategy, therefore to obtain better risk-adjusted returns over the medium and long term.- The fund managers look for stocks, sectors and countries that have displayed long-term underperformance (3 to 5 years) followed by short-term outperformance (6 to 12 months).
Investment Objective

The investment objective of the JOHCM International Select Fund (the “Fund”) is to seek long-term capital appreciation. The Fund invests, under normal market conditions, primarily in equity securities of companies headquartered outside the United States, including those in emerging market countries. The Fund may invest in foreign companies of any size, including small and mid-capitalization companies, in order to achieve its objective. The "Adviser" (J O Hambro Capital Management Limited) seeks to identify and make investments in U.S. and foreign companies based on a multi-dimensional investment process, considering a number of factors, including growth, valuation, size, momentum, and beta. The Fund utilizes a core style with a modest growth tilt (or “GARP”) over all capitalization ranges. The Fund seeks those stocks, sectors, and countries with positive earnings surprises, sustainably high or increasing return on equity, and attractive valuations.

  • Christopher Lees

    Senior Fund Manager

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  • Nudgem Richyal

    Senior Fund Manager

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Fund details

Data as at 31 August 2021
Fund size $13.60bn
Strategy size $14.77bn
Benchmark MSCI EAFE NR
Share classes
Institutional (Launch date) 29-July-2009
Investor (Launch date) 31-March-2010
Minimum investment
Institutional $1,000,000
Investor $0
Fund codes
Fund Ticker Share Class Fund Number CUSIP
JOHIX Institutional 180 46653M849
JOHAX Investor 280 46653M823
Fees and Expenses
Fund Ticker Share Class Net Expense Ratio* Gross Expense Ratio*
JOHIX Institutional 0.98% 0.98%
JOHAX Investor 1.21% 1.21%

*Expense ratios as stated in the latest prospectus. JOHCM (USA) Inc. has contractually agreed to waive fees and reimburse expenses so that the Net Total Operating Expenses do not exceed the stated amounts until June 30, 2022.

Fund ratings

Data as at 31 August 2021
Morningstar Rating Rank
  Rank Percentile Rating
Overall Morningstar Rating™     4-Star
1 year 352/445 80%
3 years 265/384 67% 3-Star
5 years 197/323 60% 3-Star
10 years 34/225 15% 4-Star
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Growth

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Administration

Investment Adviser J O Hambro Capital Management Limited
Transfer Agent Northern Trust
Custodian Northern Trust

Strategy Highlights

As at 30 June 2021

We underperformed a rising index due to negative stock selection in most sectors. In particular, weakness came from the financial sector, the consumer sector, the renewable power industry and the technology sector. These negatives were slightly offset by positive stock selection in the communication services sector and the healthcare sector.

Many investors seem to be stuck on the growth versus value debate when the truth is somewhere in the middle (depending on where we are in the business cycle), which is why we combine growth, value and momentum over the cycle. Value usually performs the best during the first year of an economic recovery when earnings growth rates are accelerating. Growth usually performs better after the first year of economic recovery when earnings growth rates start to decelerate, which we think will start to happen from the second half of this year onwards.

The Covid-19 economic recovery is now probably priced into forward-looking global equity markets, so what’s next?

Cyclicals are called cyclical for a reason, as most of their relative outperformance usually occurs within the first 12 months of the recovery from a recession when they have the best relative earnings growth. After that, stable growth usually outperforms during the mid to late cycle when they have the best relative earnings growth. We do not see any reason for this historical pattern to change as we pass peak fiscal/monetary stimulus and peak cyclicality.

We remain 70% bullish and 30% bearish. The highest probability outcome is still “one of the biggest ever equity bull markets, followed by one of the biggest ever equity bear markets” but some early warning signs are flashing so we will keep an open mind in a fast-changing world. Our scenario analysis remains:

  • Scenario 1 (35%)Equity markets rally with the old leadership i.e. stable growth and high quality stocks (if inflation proves transitory and interests rates stabilise or fall next year)
  • Scenario 2 (35%)Equity markets rally with current leadership i.e. cyclical growth and financial stocks (if inflation proves structural and interest rates keep rising next year)
  • Scenario 3 (30%)Equity markets fall if interest rates rise too fast i.e. rising interest rates and/or market rotations to value are often bearish for equities (e.g. 2000-2001)

If inflation proves transitory, we would probably move to 80% bullish, 20% bearish (50%, 30% and 20% for scenarios 1, 2 and 3 respectively).

Sources for all data: JOHCM/Bloomberg (unless otherwise stated).

Total Return (%)

Data as at August 31, 2021
  1 Month Total Return 3 Month Total Return YTD Total Return 1 Year Total Return Cumulative Since Inception
Class I 2.98 2.71 7.57 22.00 275.36
Class II 2.94 2.65 7.39 21.69 228.54
Benchmark 1.76 1.38 11.58 26.12 136.28

Annualised Return (%)

Data as at June 30, 2021
  1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 10 Year Annualized Since Inception
Class I 29.37 18.11 12.07 12.86 12.78 9.80 11.43
Class II 29.07 17.82 11.79 12.58 12.50 9.53 11.18
Benchmark 32.35 12.05 8.27 7.91 10.28 5.89 7.25

Monthly returns (%)

Data as at 31 August 2021
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Fund 2009 0.30 2.39 2.24 -4.19 5.47 1.25 7.42
Benchmark 2009 2.77 5.44 3.83 -1.25 2.00 1.44 14.96
Fund 2010 -4.10 0.68 7.34 1.53 -12.93 1.73 9.00 -3.94 15.38 6.62 1.01 7.00 29.74
Benchmark 2010 -4.41 -0.69 6.24 -1.81 -11.31 -1.21 9.48 -3.10 9.80 3.61 -4.81 8.10
Fund 2011 -0.87 0.80 -0.14 5.95 -1.64 -1.60 -2.26 -5.21 -14.73 11.55 -0.16 -5.84 -15.24
Benchmark 2011 2.36 3.30 -2.24 5.98 -2.95 -1.25 -1.59 -9.03 -9.53 9.64 -4.85 -0.95
Fund 2012 7.49 7.05 -0.30 -2.40 -10.61 2.84 0.84 4.56 3.57 -0.08 0.08 2.75 15.48
Benchmark 2012 5.33 5.74 -0.46 -1.96 -11.48 7.01 1.13 2.69 2.96 0.83 2.42 3.20 17.32
Fund 2013 6.82 1.82 3.31 3.94 -0.58 -1.81 5.33 -1.75 7.81 1.83 3.22 3.38 38.22
Benchmark 2013 5.27 -0.95 0.84 5.19 -2.41 -3.55 5.28 -1.32 7.39 3.36 0.77 1.50 22.78
Fund 2014 -2.79 5.99 -2.77 -1.79 4.03 3.16 -2.68 2.45 -0.55 0.63 2.20 -2.14 5.36
Benchmark 2014 -4.03 5.56 -0.64 1.45 1.62 0.96 -1.96 -0.15 -3.84 -1.45 1.36 -3.46 -4.90
Fund 2015 1.62 7.38 1.28 1.34 3.01 -6.10 0.34 -8.81 -5.32 4.32 -1.43 -0.59 -4.08
Benchmark 2015 0.49 5.98 -1.52 4.08 -0.51 -2.83 2.08 -7.36 -5.08 7.82 -1.56 -1.35 -0.81
Fund 2016 -2.37 0.36 3.70 1.80 -1.07 2.05 4.32 -0.11 3.13 -3.13 -4.01 0.82 5.22
Benchmark 2016 -7.23 -1.83 6.51 2.90 -0.91 -3.36 5.07 0.07 1.23 -2.05 -1.99 3.42 1.01
Fund 2017 5.12 0.00 2.57 1.03 2.69 -0.17 3.05 2.28 0.34 2.57 -0.21 1.62 22.84
Benchmark 2017 2.90 1.43 2.75 2.54 3.67 -0.18 2.88 -0.04 2.49 1.52 1.05 1.61 25.02
Fund 2018 5.98 -2.72 0.38 0.73 1.53 -0.99 -0.13 -1.06 1.43 -8.04 -0.54 -4.50 -8.27
Benchmark 2018 5.02 -4.51 -1.80 2.28 -2.25 -1.22 2.46 -1.93 0.87 -7.96 -0.13 -4.85 -13.79
Fund 2019 6.75 2.26 2.91 0.33 -3.21 5.64 -1.21 -2.28 -0.52 1.88 3.32 2.21 19.08
Benchmark 2019 6.57 2.55 0.63 2.81 -4.80 5.93 -1.27 -2.59 2.87 3.59 1.13 3.25 22.01
Fund 2020 0.25 -7.95 -8.37 10.13 8.00 3.76 5.95 3.44 0.22 -2.65 11.97 3.82 29.69
Benchmark 2020 -2.09 -9.04 -13.35 6.46 4.35 3.40 2.33 5.14 -2.60 -3.99 15.50 4.65 7.82
Fund 2021 0.02 0.04 0.21 3.03 1.37 -0.58 0.35 2.98 7.57
Benchmark 2021 -1.07 2.24 2.30 3.01 3.59 -1.44 0.75

Expense Ratio (%)

Data as at August 31, 2020
Share Class Gross Expense* Net Expense*
Institutional 0.98% 0.98%
Investor 1.21% 1.21%

Disclaimer

The performance data quoted represents past performance; 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. The Fund's current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Investors may obtain performance information current to the most recent month-end, within 7 business days at www.johcm.com or by calling 866-260-9549 or 312-557-5913.

Returns shown, unless otherwise indicated, are total returns, with dividends and income reinvested. Returns for periods of less than one year are not annualized. Fee waivers are in effect; if they had not been in effect performance would have been lower.

The MSCI EAFE Index (Europe, Australasia, Far East) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets, excluding the US & Canada. Any Indicies mentioned are unmanaged statistical composites of stock market performance. Investing in an index is not possible.

Historical performance of the International Select Fund for Class II Shares prior to its inception is based on the performance of Class I Shares. The performance of Class II Shares has been adjusted to reflect differences in expenses.

*Expense ratios as stated in the latest prospectus. JOHCM (USA) Inc. has contractually agreed to waive fees and reimburse expenses so that the Net Total Operating Expenses do not exceed the stated amounts until June 30, 2022.

Top 10 holdings and active weights

Data as at 31 August 2021
Top 10 holdings
Z Holdings 2.66%
ICON 2.32%
ASML 2.30%
Lonza 2.24%
STMicroelectronics 2.23%
DSM 2.22%
Recruit Holdings 2.21%
Adyen 2.19%
érsted 2.19%
Ahold Delhaize 2.18%
Top 10 active weights
Z Holdings +2.56%
ICON +2.32%
Linde +2.16%
IHS Markit +2.14%
FinecoBank +2.07%
STMicroelectronics +2.06%
Ørsted +2.01%
Accenture +2.01%
DSM +2.01%
Ahold Delhaize +1.98%

Regional / Country breakdown

Data as at 31 August 2021
Portfolio Benchmark Relative
Denmark 6.29% 2.68% 3.6%
France 6.33% 11.46% -5.12%
Germany 11.69% 9.33% 2.36%
Ireland 2.32% 0.74% 1.58%
Italy 5.95% 2.45% 3.49%
Japan 21.39% 22.94% -1.55%
Netherlands 10.60% 4.94% 5.66%
Switzerland 2.24% 9.98% -7.74%
United Kingdom 11.09% 14.26% -3.16%
United States 5.99% 0% 5.99%
Cash 5.53% 0% 5.53%

Sector breakdown

Data as at 31 August 2021
Portfolio Benchmark Relative
Information Technology 21.79% 9.76% 12.00%
Consumer Discretionary 15.30% 12.66% 2.60%
Industrials 14.92% 15.82% -0.90%
Financials 14.11% 16.87% -2.80%
Health Care 9.58% 12.82% -3.20%
Materials 7.97% 7.79% 0.20%
Communication Services 4.44% 4.75% -0.40%
Consumer Staples 4.11% 10.20% -6.10%
Utilities 2.19% 3.45% -1.30%
Real Estate 0.00% 2.80% -2.80%
Energy 0.00% 3.02% -3.00%
Cash 5.53% 0.00% 5.53%

Market cap breakdown

Data as at 31 August 2021
Portfolio Benchmark Relative
Large 87.25% 91.72% -4.40%
Mid 9.00% 8.28% 0.70%
Small 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Disclaimer

Fund holdings, sector allocation, regional allocation and top 10 countries are subject to change without notification.

Fund

As at noon Share class Currency CUSIP Number NAV Change Change % Previous
JOHCM International Select Fund 22/09/2021 Institutional USD 46653M849 32.46 0.08 0.25% 32.38
Investor USD 46653M823 32.45 0.07 0.22% 32.38
JOHCM Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund 22/09/2021 Advisor USD 46653M203 12.80 0.09 0.71% 12.71
Institutional USD 46653M104 12.84 0.10 0.78% 12.74
Investor USD 46653M302 12.78 0.09 0.71% 12.69
JOHCM Global Select Fund 22/09/2021 Advisor USD 46653M807 22.29 0.24 1.09% 22.05
Institutional USD 46653M708 22.36 0.24 1.08% 22.12
JOHCM Emerging Markets Small-Mid Cap Equity Fund 22/09/2021 Advisor USD 46653M500 18.66 0.19 1.03% 18.47
Institutional USD 46653M401 18.69 0.19 1.03% 18.50
JOHCM Global Income Builder Fund 22/09/2021 Advisor USD 46653M799 11.22 0.07 0.63% 11.15
Institutional USD 46653M815 11.22 0.07 0.63% 11.15
Investor USD 46653M781 11.22 0.07 0.63% 11.15
JOHCM International Opportunities Fund 22/09/2021 Institutional USD 46653M872 12.16 0.04 0.33% 12.12
JOHCM Credit Income Fund 22/09/2021 Institutional USD 46653M740 10.18 0.02 0.20% 10.16
Regnan Global Equity Impact Solutions 22/09/2021 Institutional USD 46653M716 9.66 0.04 0.42% 9.62

Disclaimer

The performance data quoted represents past performance; 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. The Fund's current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Investors may obtain performance information current to the most recent month-end, within 7 business days at www.johcm.com or by calling 866-260-9549 or 312-557-5913.

Returns shown, unless otherwise indicated, are total returns, with dividends and income reinvested. Returns for periods of less than one year are not annualized. Fee waivers are in effect; if they had not been in effect performance would have been lower.

The MSCI EAFE Index (Europe, Australasia, Far East) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets, excluding the US & Canada. Any Indicies mentioned are unmanaged statistical composites of stock market performance. Investing in an index is not possible.

Historical performance of the International Select Fund for Class II Shares prior to its inception is based on the performance of Class I Shares. The performance of Class II Shares has been adjusted to reflect differences in expenses.

*Expense ratios as stated in the latest prospectus. JOHCM (USA) Inc. has contractually agreed to waive fees and reimburse expenses so that the Net Total Operating Expenses do not exceed the stated amounts until June 30, 2022.

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