Dividend Growth Strategy

Research & Selection Overview

Fundamental research determines our portfolio holdings that are best positioned for total return potential. Companies that meet our criteria have demonstrated operating consistency, attractive fundamentals, and reasonable valuations.

Our equity analysts follow a repeatable three step process to identify these companies:


Investment Selection Process

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Qualitative Analysis

Our research team evaluates various qualitative factors such as the company's commitment to dividends, the overall competitive advantage of the business and management's ability to consistently generate earnings growth.
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Financial Analysis

Our research team generates proprietary estimates of future revenue and earnings growth, evaluates balance sheet strength and the potential for free cash flow generation and dividend sustainability and growth.
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Valuation & Risk Analysis

Our research team determines sector appropriate valuation & risk metrics and incorporates these factors into our proprietary financial models to assess relative risk/reward.

 

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

10.4%

Annualized Return (net)

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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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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