Morningstar: MPIEX “A solid choice.”
Mondrian Investment Partners Limited is pleased to announce that Morningstar has awarded the Mondrian International Value Equity Fund a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Silver and maintains its 4-star Overall rating as of December 31, 2019.
“A solid choice—Mondrian International Equity has a consistent, reasonable approach that typically holds up better than most in downturns,” said the most recent Morningstar Analyst Report dated December 2, 2019.
The Fund was upgraded to Silver in its Morningstar Analyst Rating. The Fund had earned Bronze in December 2018 and February 2019.
Morningstar awarded the Fund (ticker symbol MPIEX) with an above average rating in all pillars—Process, People and Parent.
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The Mondrian International Value Equity Fund is overall rated 4 stars for the period ending December 31, 2019 out of 302 US OE Foreign Large Value Funds. The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The Morningstar Rating does not include any adjustment for sales loads. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.
The Mondrian International Value Equity Fund was rated against the following numbers of U.S.-domiciled Foreign Large value funds over the following time periods: 304 funds in the last three years, 253 funds in the last five years and 165 funds in the last ten years. With respect to these Foreign Large Value funds, the Mondrian International Value Equity Fund received a Morningstar Rating of 4 stars, 4 stars and 4 stars for the three, five and ten-year periods, respectively. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Effective March 1, 2019, The Fund changed its name to the Mondrian International Value Equity Fund (formerly Mondrian International Equity Fund), the ticker to MPIEX (formerly DPIEX) and the minimum initial investment to $50,000 (formerly $1 million).
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