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

10.9%

ANNUALIZED RETURN

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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