Non-U.S. Small Cap

Summary

STRATEGY FACTS

As of 12/31/2018 tooltip

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Available Vehicles Separate Account
CIT
Mutual Fund
Investment Universe Non-U.S. Small Cap Growth Equity
Benchmark MSCI All Country World ex-U.S. Small Cap Growth Index
Inception Date 08/01/2001
Total Assets 807.04 M

TARGET

Tracking Error 6% - 8% over a standard market cycle
Excess Return 3% - 4% over a standard market cycle

INVESTMENT TEAM

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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.

Trevor Gurwich

Federico Laffan

Pratik Patel

5 Investment Analysts

3 Client Portfolio Managers

Documents & Resources

 

The Non-U.S. Small Cap strategy seeks to invest in companies demonstrating accelerating growth with small market capitalizations located primarily in non-U.S. markets.

  • 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.

Performance

As of 12/31/2018

  COMPOSITE PERFORMANCE IN USD (%)
  QTR YTD 1 YR 3 YR* 5 YR* 10 YR*
Non-U.S. Small Cap (gross) -20.07% -21.02% -21.02% 3.35% 3.18% 12.11%
Non-U.S. Small Cap (net) -20.26% -21.75% -21.75% 2.42% 2.27% 11.09%
Standard Deviation --- --- 16.18% 14.90% 13.23% 17.69%
Sharpe Ratio --- --- -1.41 0.16 0.19 0.67
MSCI AC World ex USA Small Cap Growth -15.78% -18.27% -18.27% 2.89% 2.26% 10.07%
Excess Return -4.29% -2.75% -2.75% 0.47% 0.92% 2.04%
Tracking Error --- --- 3.74% 4.44% 4.90% 5.42%
Information Ratio --- --- -0.73 0.11 0.19 0.38

*Annualized

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. Small Cap Equity composite includes portfolios that invest primarily in the equity of small capitalization non-U.S. companies in developed countries 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.