The Global Focus Equity Strategy affords the Global Equity Team increased latitude in creating a concentrated portfolio of their highest conviction ideas from across global developed and select emerging markets. Our expectations include returns with lower than market volatility, achieved by investing in companies we believe hold unique competitive advantages, operate with high barriers to entry and are able to consistently generate attractive returns on invested capital (ROIC) with little dependence on financial leverage.
- Long-term investment approach emphasizing high quality, best of breed companies and consistency of performance
- Broad universe of potential investment opportunities
- Disciplined process from which our experienced team does not generally deviate
- Rigorous research to develop deep knowledge of portfolio companies
- Extremely high conviction, focused portfolio with diversified sources of alpha
Annual Returns as of December 31, 2016 (%)
|Global Focus Equity composite, gross of fees||-2.29||5.70||1.94|
|Global Focus Equity composite, net of fees||-2.44||5.04||1.30|
|MSCI World ($US)||1.86||7.51||-0.87|
|Added Value, gross of fees||-4.14||-1.81||2.81|
|Added Value, net of fees||-4.30||-2.47||2.17|
Annualized Returns as of December 31, 2016 (%)
|1 yr||2 yr||Since Inception¹|
|Global Focus Equity composite, gross of fees||5.70||3.81||4.67|
|Global Focus Equity composite, net of fees||5.04||3.16||4.02|
|MSCI World ($US)||7.51||3.23||2.00|
|Added Value, gross of fees||-1.81||0.57||2.67|
|Added Value, net of fees||-2.47||-0.08||2.02|
¹Since inception: September 1, 2014
*Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Inherent in any investment is the potential for loss. Gross performance results do not reflect the deduction of management fees or other expenses. Net performance results are calculated using the highest management fee currently charged to any account, fund, or other investment vehicle using this strategy (collectively, the “accounts”), but do not reflect the deduction of other expenses that may be charged to an account, such as administration or custody fees. The actual management fee paid by an account may be higher or lower. Performance of the composite is provided for illustration purposes only and should not be construed as performance of a particular account. The performance results include the reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. The accounts included in the composite reflect all accounts managed by the portfolio management team following this strategy, which currently includes accounts managed by the team for Fiera Capital Corporation clients only. Please refer to Important Disclosures for information regarding the participating affiliate arrangement, index comparisons, and other important information.
Senior Investment Team
Nadim Rizk, CFA
Senior Vice President and Lead Portfolio Manager, Global Equity
Nadim has over 19 years of industry experience and joined Fiera Capital Corporation in 2009. Prior experiences include positions as Head of Global Equities, Lead manager for U.S. and Global equity portfolios, as well as Senior Global Research Analyst positions at some of Canada’s leading investment management firms.
Nadim graduated from the American University of Beirut with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), majoring in Finance. He later obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from McGill University and also obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
In connection with the provision of investment advisory services to U.S. clients of Fiera Capital Inc., Nadim acts under a participating affiliate arrangement between Fiera Capital Corporation and Fiera Capital Inc. See Important Disclosures for information regarding this participating affiliate arrangement.
Andrew Chan, MSc
Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Global Equity
Andrew has over 13 years of industry experience and joined Fiera Capital Corporation in 2009. Prior experiences include senior analyst positions for U.S. and global equities at leading investment management firms.
Andrew graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm), majoring in Finance. He later obtained a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Finance from HEC Montréal.
In connection with the provision of investment advisory services to U.S. clients of Fiera Capital Inc., Andrew acts under a participating affiliate arrangement between Fiera Capital Corporation and Fiera Capital Inc. See Important Disclosures for information regarding this participating affiliate arrangement.