INTERNATIONAL EQUITIES

International Equity ADR (SMA)

This strategy invests in non-US developed markets with select exposure to emerging markets. The portfolio ranges from 30 to 50 companies, and clients typically benchmark the strategy to the MSCI EAFE Index.

OVERVIEW

Why Mondrian for International Equities?

We are a value-oriented defensive manager – we invest in stocks where rigorous dividend discount analysis isolates value in terms of the long-term flow of dividends

* 2023 PRI Assessment Scores: Policy, Governance & Strategy: 4 Stars; Direct-Listed equity-Active fundamental: 5 Stars; Direct-Fixed income–SSA: 5 Stars; Direct-Fixed income–Corporate: 5 Stars; Confidence Building Measures: 4 Stars.  Please refer to www.unpri.org for the PRI assessment methodology. Mondrian’s full Assessment Report and Transparency Report may be requested via the PRI Data Portal. PRI = Principles for Responsible Investments.

Performance

As of March 31, 2024

Annualized

International Equity ADR (SMA)

Inception date: 1 January 1997
Index returns are shown with net dividends reinvested.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of investments and income from then can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount invested.
Please see important information below.
Periods over 12 months are annualized.
Mondrian Investment Partners Limited (“Mondrian”) claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). GIPS® is a registered trademark of CFA Institute. CFA Institute does not endorse or promote this organization, nor does it warrant the accuracy or quality of the content contained herein. A GIPS Composite Report is available on request from mondrian.website@mondrian.com.

Calendar Year

International Equity ADR (SMA)

Inception date: 1 January 1997
Index returns are shown with net dividends reinvested.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of investments and income from then can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount invested.
Please see important information below.
Periods over 12 months are annualized.
Mondrian Investment Partners Limited (“Mondrian”) claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). GIPS® is a registered trademark of CFA Institute. CFA Institute does not endorse or promote this organization, nor does it warrant the accuracy or quality of the content contained herein. A GIPS Composite Report is available on request from mondrian.website@mondrian.com.

Defensive Characteristics

International Equity ADR (SMA)

Index returns are shown with net dividends reinvested.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of investments and income from then can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount invested.
Please see important information below.
Periods over 12 months are annualized.
Mondrian Investment Partners Limited (“Mondrian”) claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). GIPS® is a registered trademark of CFA Institute. CFA Institute does not endorse or promote this organization, nor does it warrant the accuracy or quality of the content contained herein. A GIPS Composite Report is available on request from mondrian.website@mondrian.com.

Portfolio

As of March 31, 2024

Characteristics

Characteristic Mondrian MSCI EAFE Index
P/E (trailing 12 months) 11.8 15.7
P/B (trailing 12 months) 1.3 1.9
Price/Cash Flow 6.5 10.1
Dividend Yield (%) 3.8 2.9
Number of Holdings 40 768
Weighted Average Market Cap (million, USD) 73,294 98,746
Median Market Cap (million, USD) 33,884 13,589
Information Ratio 0.15

Sector Allocation

Country Allocation

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News & Insights

International Value Investing

International Equity Investment Outlook – Q1 2024

Given the increased concentration in equity markets and lofty valuations on many of the largest companies, passive investing presents a very different, and arguably riskier, proposition today, than over the past ten years.
View article International Equity Investment Outlook – Q1 2024
capital preservation

Video: International Equities Q4 2023 Update

Senior Portfolio Manager, Nigel Bliss, reviews Q4 2023, our investment performance and provides an outlook for the opportunities ahead.
View article Video: International Equities Q4 2023 Update
financial planning

International Equity Investment Outlook – Q4 2023

Despite strong market returns in 2023, public equities at the value end of the market continue to offer attractive long-term expected returns.
View article International Equity Investment Outlook – Q4 2023

Literature

This marketing material is designed for professional investors only. An investment involves the risk of loss. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The investment return and value of investments will fluctuate.

Mondrian has served as a sub-adviser to Macquarie Asset Management (formerly known as Delaware Investments) on the Delaware/Mondrian International Equity ADR (SMA) strategy from inception (December 31, 1996) to December 2023. As the sole sub-adviser, Mondrian has made all investment decisions on the strategy. When Mondrian became independent of Macquarie in 2004, Macquarie remained responsible for the distribution and administration of the strategy. In July 2023, Macquarie and Mondrian announced the amicable decision for Macquarie to no longer distribute the strategy. Mondrian has ensured that it meets all the relevant GIPS portability requirements and, in doing so, can present the historical composite track record as its own. Ernst and Young have conducted an independent Agreed Upon Procedure review of this work to confirm its validity and completeness. Further information on the services Mondrian provides to its International Equity ADR (SMA) Product can be found in Mondrian’s Form ADV Part 2A Brochure under the headings of Managed Account Programs: SMA & Model Delivery. Mondrian claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). Mondrian is a value-oriented defensive manager seeking to achieve high real returns for its clients. All products utilize an income-oriented value discipline. Mondrian’s methodology is applied consistently to markets and individual securities, both bonds and equities. The International Equity ADR (SMA) Composite includes US dollar based discretionary fee paying portfolios, measured against the MSCI EAFE Index net of US withholding taxes. The portfolios are invested in non-US based equities with the allowance for hedging. The MSCI EAFE Index assumes the reinvestment of dividends after the deduction of withholding tax and approximates the minimum possible dividend re-investment. To receive a complete list and description of composites and/or a presentation that adheres to the GIPS standards, contact Mondrian Investment Partners (U.S.), Inc at 215-825-4500.

‘Pure’ gross returns for all time periods presented do not reflect the deduction of the SMA (wrap) fee and are gross of transactions costs but net of witholding taxes. Net returns are calculated by subtracting the highest applicable SMA (wrap) fee (currently 3.00% annually, or 0.25% monthly) on a monthly basis from the gross composite monthly return. The performance quoted represents past performance and does not predict future returns. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indices are unmanaged, and one cannot invest directly in an index. The benchmark is a Performance Comparator, and the Strategy may bear little resemblance to its benchmark. Inception date for the Delaware International Equity ADR composite was January 1, 1997.

All portfolio data is based on the Mondrian Representative Account for the strategy

This introductory material is for informational purposes only and is not an offer or solicitation with respect to any securities. Any offer of securities can only be made by written offering materials, which are available solely upon request, on an exclusively private basis and only to qualified financially sophisticated investors residing in jurisdictions consistent with Mondrian’s regulatory authorisations. The information set forth herein is a summary only and does not set forth all of the risks associated with the investment strategy described herein. The products and services described in this website are not available to investors in all jurisdictions. Information from this website must not be used in a way that would be contrary to local law or legislation.

Performance results marked “Gross” do not reflect deduction of investment advisory fees but are net of transaction costs and withholding tax. Investment returns will be reduced accordingly. Performance returns marked “Net” reflect deduction of investment advisory fees and are calculated by deducting a quarterly indicative fee from the quarterly composite return.

With regards to our bull and bear charts, a Bull quarter is defined as one in which the benchmark showed a positive return, and a Bear Market quarter when the benchmark showed a negative return.

Any offer of securities can only be made by written offering materials, which are available solely upon request, on an exclusively private basis and only to qualified financially sophisticated investors residing in jurisdictions consistent with Mondrian’s regulatory authorizations. The information set forth herein is a summary only and does not set forth all of the risks associated with the investment strategy described herein.

Views expressed were current as of the date indicated, are subject to change, and may not reflect current views. Views should not be considered a recommendation to buy, hold or sell any security and should not be relied on as research or investment advice.

These materials may include forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements (including words such as “believe,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect”). Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Various factors could cause actual results or performance to differ materially from those reflected in such forward-looking statements.

Calculations for P/E, P/B, dividend yield, sector country allocations, market caps, yield to maturity, modified duration, average maturity, average quality and country allocations are based on generally accepted industry standards. All characteristics are based on a representative account and derived by first calculating the characteristics for each security, and then calculating the weighted average of these values. The details of exact calculations can be provided upon request. All characteristic data provided is produced using Mondrian’s accounting system data.
There can be no assurance that the investment objectives of the strategy will be achieved.

MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used as a basis for other indexes or any securities or financial products. This report is not approved, endorsed, reviewed or produced by MSCI. None of the MSCI data is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such.

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