Schroder International Multi-Cap Value Fund Wins Fourth Consecutive Lipper Award for Best Fund Performance
Unique Fund Consistently Demonstrates that Broad Diversification, with Emphasis on Value and Quality Stocks, Leads to Benchmark Outperformance
NEW YORK, N.Y. — Schroder Investment Management North America Inc is pleased to announce that the Schroder International Multi-Cap Value Fund (IMCV) is the winner of the 2014 Lipper Award for Best Fund in its category over the five-year period ranked No. 1 out of 79 funds as of November 30, 2013 based on total return performance – (Investor Shares). This marks the fourth consecutive year that IMCV has won the Lipper Award in the International Multi-Cap Value Funds category. Lipper honored IMCV last year for its three- and five-year performances (ranked 1/73 and 1/59, respectively as of November 30, 2012 based upon total return performance).
Stephen Kwa, Senior Client Portfolio Manager, QEP at Schroders, said:“Our Fund’s ongoing recognition by Lipper is a testament to our conviction that portfolios do not need to be highly concentrated in order to generate competitive returns and benchmark outperformance. We hold many hundreds of stocks in the Fund and we see this as an important driver of returns allowing us to access attractive themes in every corner of the world.”
IMCV is managed according to a unique bottom-up, index-unconstrained approach to international equity investing. The Fund identifies potential investments from a pool of more than 12,000 stocks issued by companies around the world, and held 1,212 equity investments in its portfolio as of December 31, 2013. This makes the Fund’s portfolio broadly diversified across market capitalizations, countries and industries, and separates it from its peers, many of which are highly concentrated. As of December 31, 2013, both the Fund’s Investor Shares (Ticker: SIDNX) and Advisor Shares (Ticker: SIDVX) have outperformed the MSCI EAFE Index and MSCI All Country World ex-U.S. Index since their inception in 2006. Despite the large number of holdings the Fund is still highly active with an Active Share measurement of approximately 72% when measured against these benchmarks.
Carter Sims, Head of U.S. Intermediary Distribution at Schroders, said “Advisors continue to express interest in funds that are not market-cap-weighted as the marketplace becomes more aware of the benefits of unconstrained value-investing approaches like ours. We have built a unique international portfolio, which is not only more diversified than traditional benchmark indices, but also one which stresses higher-quality, making the Fund an ideal core holding for clients.”
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Schroder International Multi-Cap Value Performance as of December 31, 2013:
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Schroder International Multi-Cap Value Fund (IMCV) won the Lipper Awards for Best Fund in the International Multi-Cap Value Funds category based upon total return performance for the periods: 5 years as of November 30, 2013 ranked number 1 out of 79; 3 years as of November 30, 2012 ranked number 1 out of 73; and 5 years as of November 30, 2012 ranked number 1 out of 59; 5 years as of December 31, 2011 ranked number 1 out of 70; and 3 years as of December 31, 2010 ranked number 1 out of 73.
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