Non-U.S. Growth



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Available Vehicles Separate Account
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Investment Universe Non-U.S. Large Cap Growth Equity
Benchmark MSCI EAFE Index
Inception Date 06/01/1991
Total Assets $5.37 B


Tracking Error 4% - 6% over a standard market cycle
Excess Return 2% - 3% over a standard market cycle


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.

Rajesh Gandhi, CFA

Jim Zhao, CFA

8 Investment Analysts

3 Client Portfolio Managers

Documents & Resources


Our Non-U.S. Growth strategy follows the belief that excess returns can be achieved by investing in companies with improving fundamentals and accelerating growth characteristics.

  • Centers on the belief that accelerating growth in earnings and revenues, rather than the absolute level of growth, is more highly correlated to stock price performance.
  • Directs us to research different companies than other growth managers, as we do not require an absolute threshold of earnings or revenue growth.
  • Allows us to take advantage of both the normal price appreciation that results from a company’s earnings growth and the market’s re-rating of a company’s price-to-earnings multiple.


As of 12/31/2018

  QTR YTD 1 YR 3 YR* 5 YR* 10 YR*
Non-U.S. Growth (gross) -15.71% -14.15% -14.15% 2.50% 1.01% 8.40%
Non-U.S. Growth (net) -15.83% -14.60% -14.60% 1.86% 0.31% 7.39%
Standard Deviation --- --- 13.91% 12.58% 12.07% 16.16%
Sharpe Ratio --- --- -1.15 0.12 0.03 0.50
MSCI EAFE -12.54% -13.79% -13.79% 2.87% 0.53% 6.32%
Excess Return -3.18% -0.36% -0.36% -0.37% 0.48% 2.09%
Tracking Error --- --- 5.31% 4.36% 3.99% 4.09%
Information Ratio --- --- -0.07 -0.09 0.12 0.51
MSCI EAFE Growth -13.33% -12.83% -12.83% 2.89% 1.62% 7.07%
Excess Return -2.38% -1.32% -1.32% -0.39% -0.60% 1.33%
Tracking Error --- --- 3.68% 3.76% 3.41% 3.25%
Information Ratio --- --- -0.36 -0.10 -0.18 0.41


Sources: MSCI Inc., 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.

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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 Non-U.S. Growth Equity composite includes portfolios that invest in the equity of large capitalization companies in non-U.S. developed markets that are demonstrating improving growth rates. 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: MSCI. Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used to create indices or financial products. This report is not approved or produced by MSCI.