Global Ultra Focus Fund

Fund Documents Commentary Profile

Global Ultra Focus Fund

Share Class Investor  
Ticker CAMAX  
Inception Date 8.31.2007
Minimum Investment       $2,500  

2016 Final Capital Gain Distributions

(Formerly known as the Cambiar Unconstrained Equity Fund). The Cambiar Global Ultra Focus Fund is a concentrated, non-diversified portfolio that is made up of the highest conviction names from our Opportunity, Small Cap, SMID and International Equity Funds.  In general, portfolio construction is based on a stock by stock analysis.  The investment team will rely heavily on fundamentals and valuations, while taking into consideration global macro events.

The Fund may also engage in some proprietary shorting that Cambiar calls parent-subsidiary arbitrage (PASA).  At certain times, the market valuation of a parent company and that of the subsidiary can become disconnected and nonsensical, creating unique opportunities.

  • Non-diversified fund designed for long-term capital appreciation

  • Concentrated 20-30 stock portfolio.

  • Global portfolio with a bias towards U.S. stocks.

  • Fund may hold derivatives, pair trades and occasional short positions.

Portfolio Manager

BrianB(2016) 

Brian M. Barish, CFA 

Trader (2016)

Morningstar Rating™

Performance Charts

The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Returns assume reinvestment of all dividend and capital gains distributions. Expense ratio is 1.40% (gross); 1.35% (net). Cambiar Investors, LLC has contractually agreed to reduce fees and reimburse expenses in order to keep net operating expenses from exceeding 1.10% of the average daily net assets of each of the Fund’s share classes until September 1, 2018.  The Russell 3000 Index measures the performance of the largest 3000 U.S. companies representing approximately 98% of the investable U.S. equity market. The Russell 3000 Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. The MSCI World Index is an unmanaged index compiled by Morgan Stanley Capital International. The MSCI indices returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an Index. The Global Ultra Focus Fund is not a diversified fund. For performance data current to the most recent month-end, please call 1-866-777-8227.

The Fund charges a 2.00% redemption fee on redemptions of shares held for less than 180 days. 

Portfolio Profile (as of 9.30.2017)

Top 10 Holdings % Weight
AerCap 8.7
ACS Actividades 6.8
eBay 5.8
Baidu 5.3
Synchrony Financial 4.7
Occidental Petroleum 4.4
Orange 4.2
Schlumberger 4.2
Biogen 3.8
Penske Automotive 3.4
% of Total 51.3
Holdings Subject to Change  
Attributes Cambiar MSCI World Russell 3000
Price/Earnings F1Y 12.8 16.6 18.1
Price/Book 1.8 2.3 2.9
Debt/Equity 1.2 1.2 1.3
EPS Growth 14.7 12.1 12.1
Market Cap Wtd Avg 36.8 B 124.5 B 148.1 B
Market Cap Median 17.5 B 12.7 B 1.7 B
Countries  Cambiar MSCI World
United States 46.2 58.6
Netherlands 15.8 2.0
United Kingdom 12.8 6.3
France 7.8 4.0
Spain 7.1 1.3
China 5.5 0.0
India 3.0 00.0
Japan 2.9 8.6
Austria 1.8 0.1
Germany -3.0 3.7
Sector Weights Cambiar      MSCI World Russell 3000
Consumer Discretionary 6.3 12.3 12.6
Consumer Staples 8.3 9.1 7.3
Energy 11.6 6.3 5.8
Financials 13.1 18.1 15.0
Health Care 3.8 12.3 14.0
Industrials 19.0 11.5 10.9
Information Tech 27.8 16.2 22.3
Materials 0.0 5.1 3.4
Real Estate 0.0 3.1 4.0
Telecom Services 5.9 2.9 2.0
Utilities 0.0 3.1 3.1
Cash 4.2    
Sector Weights Cambiar      MSCI World Russell 3000
Alpha -3.8 0.0 3.3
Beta 1.3 1.0 0.9
R-Squared 62.6 100.0 89.9
Sharpe Ratio 0.4 0.7 1.0
Standard Deviation 16.9 10.4 10.2
*Three Year      

Commentary

Market Review (9.30.2017)

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Disclosure

The Global Ultra Focus Fund was formerly known as the Cambiar Unconstrained Equity Fund.

Mutual fund investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.  In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, international investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability in other nations.  Emerging Markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume. The Fund may invest in derivatives, which are often more volatile than other investments and may magnify the Fund's gains or losses. With short sales, you risk paying more for a security than you received from its sale. Short sales losses are potentially unlimited and the expenses involved with the shorting strategy may negatively impact the performance of the Fund. Diversification may not protect against market risk. The Cambiar Global Ultra Focus Fund is a non-diversified fund. This material represents the portfolio manager’s opinion and is an assessment of the market environment at a specific point in time and is not intended to be a forecast of future events or a guarantee of future results. This information should not be relied upon by the reader as research or investment advice or a specific recommendation of securities.

To determine if a Fund is an appropriate investment for you, carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risk factors and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund’s prospectus which can be obtained by clicking here or calling 1-866-777-8227. Please read it carefully before investing. There is no guarantee that the Funds will meet their stated objectives.

Performance data quotes are past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. For performance data current to the most recent month-end, please call 1-866-777-8227.

The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. CAMAX was rated against 703 World Stock funds over a three year period, 583 funds over a five year period and 320 funds over a ten year period. With respect to these World Stock funds, CAMAX received a rating of 1 stars for the three year, 4 stars for the five year period, and 3 stars for a ten year period respectively. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Russell 3000 Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an Index.

P/E ratio 1 YR Forecast is a calculation that divides the current share price by the estimates of earnings in the next four quarters. Debt/Equity - Long Term is a calculation that takes interest bearing, long-term debt divided by shareholder equity. EPS Growth - Long Term is a calculation that takes the company’s estimated profits for five years divided by the outstanding shares. Active share is a holdings-based measure of active management representing the percentage of securities in a portfolio that differ from those in the benchmark index. Alpha is a measure of risk-adjusted performance. Beta is a measure of risk in relation to the market or benchmark. The Sharpe Ratio is a direct measure of reward-to-risk and is calculated by subtracting the risk free rate from the rate of return for a portfolio and dividing the result by the standard deviation. Standard Deviation is a statistical measure of historical volatility; a measure of the extent to which numbers are spread around their average. R-Squared measures how closely a portfolio’s performance correlates with the performance of a benchmark index.  These calculations are not a forecast of the Fund’s future performance.

The MSCI World Index is an unmanaged index compiled by Morgan Stanley Capital International.  The MSCI World index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. The Russell 3000 Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses.  The Russell 3000 Index measures the performance of the largest 3000 U.S. companies representing approximately 98% of the investable U.S. equity markets. The S&P 500 Index consists of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity, and industry group representation. It is a market-value weighted index, with each stock's weight in the Index proportionate to its market value. The S&P 500 returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in the index. 

This material represents the portfolio manager’s opinion and is an assessment of the market environment at a specific point in time and is not intended to be a forecast of future events, or a guarantee of future results. This information should not be relied upon by the reader as research or investment advice or a specific recommendation of securities.

Cambiar Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co., 1 Freedom Valley Dr Oaks, PA 19456, which is not affiliated with the Advisor.  Cambiar Funds are available to US investors only. Strategies included within the Institutional Investor offer are not mutual funds and are not affiliated with SEI Investments Distribution Co.