U.S. Small Cap Value



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Available Vehicles Separate Account
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Investment Universe U.S. Small Cap Value Equity
Benchmark Russell 2000® Value Index
Inception Date 09/01/1998
Total Assets $1.67 B


Tracking Error 3% - 4% 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.

Jeff John, CFA

Miles Lewis, CFA

3 Investment Analysts

2 Client Portfolio Managers

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U.S. Small Cap Value is a bottom-up, fundamental strategy that invests in leading businesses selling at a discount to fair value.

  • We believe that leading businesses selling at a discount to fair value have the potential to generate excess returns.
  • We focus on stocks offering a high probability of modest outperformance rather than a low probability of high outperformance.


As of 12/31/2018

  QTR YTD 1 YR 3 YR* 5 YR* 10 YR*
U.S. Small Cap Value (gross) -20.27% -16.06% -16.06% 6.17% 4.51% 12.88%
U.S. Small Cap Value (net) -20.47% -16.92% -16.92% 5.05% 3.39% 11.64%
Standard Deviation --- --- 18.68% 16.54% 15.39% 17.75%
Sharpe Ratio --- --- -0.96 0.31 0.25 0.71
Russell 2000 Value -18.67% -12.86% -12.86% 7.37% 3.61% 10.40%
Excess Return -1.60% -3.20% -3.20% -1.20% 0.90% 2.48%
Tracking Error --- --- 4.72% 4.27% 3.83% 3.65%
Information Ratio --- --- -0.68 -0.28 0.24 0.68


Sources: Frank Russell Co., 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 U.S. Small Cap Value Equity composite includes portfolios that invest in securities of small capitalization companies that appear to be undervalued in the market. 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.

The Russell 2000® Index is a trademark/service mark of the Frank Russell Company. Russell® is trademark of the Frank Russell Company.