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.

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Strategy Inception

10.5%

Annualized Return (gross)

0.97

Beta vs S&P 500

2.4%

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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Recent Quarterly Commentary

Despite the backdrop of record volatility, the Brentview Dividend Growth strategy outperformed the S&P 500, our primary index in the first quarter of 2020. On a gross basis our Dividend Growth strategy returned -18.25% vs. the S&P 500 total return of -19.60%. The year started out with typical seasonal strength as the month of January has historically been positive.  Ultimately the otherwise complacent stock market was shaken as volatility surged as the quarter progressed. During the month of March, data shared from global health organizations underscored the quick spread of the COVID-19 virus.  This news understandably caused concern among investors and equity markets responded with the highest measured volatility for the S&P 500 since 1928 as seen in (Chart1).  We are grateful that our portfolio is constructed and designed with risk management in mind. During the month of March alone the Dividend Growth strategy had a gross return of -10.88% vs. -12.35% for the S&P 500. Ultimately our investment philosophy of “bend but don’t break” has designed a portfolio that drove our quarterly outperformance during the most stressed month in history.
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