Dividend Growth Strategy

Strategy Overview

The Brentview Dividend Growth strategy invests in broadly-diversified mid- to large-capitalization equities of well-run companies that exhibit a commitment to sustainable and growing dividends. We believe that the dividend growth segment of the market provides a unique universe of companies that have attractive risk/reward attributes.

Our conviction-based portfolios are built on an investment philosophy which incorporates three key investment beliefs.

 

Investment Philosophy

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Invest Solely in Dividend Payers

Dividends represent a significant proportion of the total return for shareholders of the investment time horizon.

The Brentview Dividend Growth strategy seeks to achieve a portfolio yield equal to, or greater than, the S&P 500 index.

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Focus on Quality Companies

Companies with consistent dividend growth tend to be well run businesses that focus on generating results for shareholders.

The Brentview Dividend Growth strategy seeks to achieve a higher dividend growth rate than the S&P 500 index.

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Implement Risk Controls

Minimizing portfolio volatility and providing downside protection are essential to generating superior risk-adjusted returns for our clients.

The Brentview Dividend Growth strategy seeks to achieve a portfolio with lower beta than the S&P 500 index.

Visit our Glossary of Terms page for definitions and additional information.

 

For more information on the Brentview Dividend Growth Strategy Philosophy and Process, please view our Investor Presentation.

Investor Presentation
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STRATEGY INCEPTION

10.9%

ANNUALIZED RETURN (GROSS)

0.86

BETA VS S&P 500

2.3%

PORTFOLIO YIELD

Brentview Dividend Growth Strategy Materials

Brentview’s total return approach seeks to emphasize performance consistency.

To achieve this outcome we broadly diversify the portfolio across:

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Fact Sheet

Most recent strategy returns, key statistics, exposures and holdings related data.

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Investor Presentation

Overview of our investment universe, philosophy, process and portfolio characteristics.

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Performance Analytics

Comprehensive analysis of returns and various performance-related statics since inception.

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Q419 Commentary

In the fourth quarter, our strategy underperformed the S&P 500, our primary index, returning 7.6% vs. 9.1% for the index. For 2019, our strategy outperformed the index by 260 basis points, returning 34.1% vs. 31.5% for the index. Ultimately 2019 was the best performing year for the S&P 500 index since 2013. Progress towards a China and USA “skinny” trade deal encouraged investors to take on more risk and that became more evident as the quarter progressed. The Federal Reserve earlier in the quarter lowered the Federal Funds rate target to 1.50%-1.75% as the trade wars fears began to impact the economy. As time passed, yield curve inversion fears seemed to fade into the rear-view mirror and even cracks in the overnight Repo markets went unnoticed.

 

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