U.S. Disciplined Equity Market Neutral



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Available Vehicles Separate Account
Mutual Fund
Investment Universe U.S. Market Neutral
Benchmark Bloomberg Barclays U.S. 1-3 Month Treasury Bill Index
Inception Date 11/01/2005
Total Assets $70.52 M


Tracking Error Up to 5% over a standard market cycle
Excess Return Cash plus 2.5% - 4.5%


Portfolio managers are not licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to perform any regulated function in or from Hong Kong. Furthermore, none of the portfolio managers are located in or operate in or from Hong Kong.

Brian Garbe

Claudia Musat

5 Investment Analysts

2 Client Portfolio Managers

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U.S. Disciplined Equity Market Neutral employs a proprietary multi-factor model to construct a portfolio that maintains approximately equal exposure in both long and short positions at all times.

We believe:

  • Investor biases create security mis-pricings
  • We can identify and capitalize on those security mis-pricings by:
    • investing with an objective, systematic, and disciplined process
    • incorporating multiple dimensions of alpha
  • A process should be constructed on the foundation of economically sensible, fundamental measures
  • A multi-dimensional view of risk minimizes unintended exposures   
    • Continuous process improvement is key to success


As of 12/31/2018

  QTR YTD 1 YR 3 YR* 5 YR* 10 YR*
U.S. Disciplined Equity Market Neutral (gross) 2.89% 4.06% 4.06% 2.31% 2.07% 2.14%
U.S. Disciplined Equity Market Neutral (net) 2.53% 2.64% 2.64% 0.86% 0.60% 0.58%
Standard Deviation --- --- 4.70% 3.54% 3.18% 3.42%
Sharpe Ratio --- --- 0.47 0.37 0.46 0.52
Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury - Bills (1-3 M) 0.56% 1.82% 1.82% 0.96% 0.59% 0.34%
Excess Return 2.34% 2.24% 2.24% 1.34% 1.48% 1.80%
Tracking Error --- --- 4.70% 3.52% 3.16% 3.42%
Information Ratio --- --- 0.48 0.38 0.47 0.53


Sources: Bloomberg Index Services Ltd, FactSet

Data reflects past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The value of investments may fluctuate. Data assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains.

For a presentation that complies with the GIPS® standards, click here .

For purposes of compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards ("GIPS®"), the Firm is defined as American Century Investment Management, Inc. ("ACIM"). ACIM claims compliance with GIPS®. The U.S. Disciplined Equity Market Neutral composite includes all portfolios managed to generate a total return in excess of the U.S. Treasury Bill rate through the use of long and short equity positions. Index futures (and currency forwards and futures, where applicable or appropriate) are occasionally used to equitize cash and manage portfolio risk. Other derivative instruments may be used, as allowed, as part of the investment strategy. Returns are calculated and stated in U.S. dollars and may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuation.

Source: Bloomberg Index Services Ltd