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Overview

Fund description

Alma Hotchkis & Wiley Global Value Equity Fund seeks current income and long-term capital appreciation by investing in a portfolio of global companies.

Investment manager: Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management, LLC

Hotchkis & Wiley is an SEC-regulated, Los Angeles-based investment adviser founded in 1980, specialised in value equity and high yield bond strategies.

 

Share Class

NAV

Cumulative Performance (%)

Fund Inception 28 February 2019

Daily Monthly Ytd 1Yr 3Yr 5Yr Incept. Incept.Date

The performance data shown represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The investment return and the 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.


Strategy & Manager

Funds Strategy

Investment objective: seek current income and long-term capital appreciation by investing in a portfolio of global companies

  • Investment process: analyse long term company fundamentals through in-house bottom-up research aiming to identify undervalued stocks
  • The fund typically holds 40 to 80 securities and generally invests in companies with a market capitalization above $1 billion
  • The fund invests primarily in companies located in developed countries, with at least 40% outside the U.S. Emerging markets: up to 20%


Investment Manager

Hotchkis & Wiley is a SEC-regulated, Los Angeles-based investment adviser founded in 1980, specialised in value equity and high yield bond strategies

  • Employee owned firm: 90% of the investment team and 67% of all employees own equity
  • Investment team has over 23 years average investment experience and 15 years average tenure at Hotchkis & Wiley
  • Hotchkis & Wiley manages $35 billion

Key Persons

Scott McBride, CFA Portfolio Manager and President

Scott McBride is President of Hotchkis & Wiley and serves as a portfolio manager on the Large Cap Fundamental Value, Large Cap Diversified Value and Global Value portfolios. He covers technology companies and is a member of the consumer, technology, healthcare and financial sector teams. Prior to joining the firm in 2002, Mr. McBride was an associate consultant with Deloitte Consulting and worked as an investment marketing analyst with Fidelity Investments. Mr. McBride, a CFA charterholder, received his BA in Economics from Georgetown University and MBA from Columbia University

 

Patrick Meegan, CPA Portfolio Manager

Patrick Meegan serves as a portfolio manager on the High Yield portfolios. He is a member of the financials and healthcare sector teams. Mr. Meegan began his career at H&W as an investment analyst and became portfolio manager in 2001. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Meegan was an audit manager at Arthur Andersen and specialized in financial statement audits and advising clients on SEC reporting issues. Mr. Meegan, a Certified Public Accountant, received his BA in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton and his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

Scott Rosenthal, Portfolio Manager

In his role as portfolio manager, Mr. Rosenthal plays an integral part in the investment research review and decision-making process. He coordinates the day-to-day management of Global Value and International Value portfolios and represents these strategies to current and prospective clients. He also provides expertise and insight into the capital goods, energy and financials sectors. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rosenthal was a member of the investment team at FLAG Capital Management where he worked to identify and evaluate fund-of-funds investment opportunities in venture capital and private equity. He began his career as an analyst with UBS’ Health Care investment banking group. Mr. Rosenthal received his BA in Economics from Boston College and MBA with honors from Columbia Business School.


Statistics & Commentary

Performance

The performance data shown represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The investment return and the 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.

Portfolio Characteristics

Top 10 Position Details

Investment Manager's Commentary

as of 31/03/2022

Market Review and Outlook

The MSCI World Index declined -8.3% in April. Value strongly outperformed growth during the month, with the MSCI World Value Index declining -5.0% versus a decline of -11.9% for the MSCI World Growth Index.

Investors’ primary concern appears to be persistent inflation and the potential for aggressive interest rate hikes. The most recent US CPI release was a year-over-year (YoY) increase of 8.5%, which is the quickest pace since 1981. Consumer prices in the eurozone rose by a record 7.5%, while UK inflation hit a three-decade YoY high of 7%. The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has created supply shocks/disruptions for important commodity markets, which is not only inflationary, but is also resulting in a slowdown in global economic growth.

Despite slowing economic growth, central banks in most regions of the world are signaling tighter monetary policy. US Federal Reserve Chairman Powell signaled possible support for a 50 basis point rate hike in the FOMC’s upcoming May meeting. Many analysts have called for even larger increases. As a result of these expected hikes, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage exceeded 5% for the first time in a decade. Tight labor market conditions persist, putting upward pressure on wages. The unemployment rate declined to 3.6% while the labor participation rate ticked up nominally. Higher rates are typically less bad for value stocks than for growth stocks, which is reflected in the strong outperformance of value stocks. Year-to-date, the MSCI World Value Index is down -5.6% while the MSCI World Growth Index is down -20.4%.

Fund

The Hotchkis & Wiley Global Value portfolio outperformed the MSCI World Index in April. Stock selection in consumer discretionary, energy and financials contributed positively. The overweight position in energy also helped. Conversely, stock selection in communication services, along with the underweight position in consumer staples were modest detractors. The largest positive contributors to relative performance in the month were Suncor Energy, Cenovus Energy, Anthem, BAE Systems, and Accor; the largest detractors were F5 Inc., General Electric, Warner Bros. Discovery, Alphabet, and Credit Suisse.


Facts & Documents

Facts

Fund Domicile: Luxembourg

Fund Type: UCITS SICAV

Fund Launch: 28 February 2019

Base Currency: USD

Depositary, Administrator, Transfert Agent: BNP Paribas Securities Services (LU)

Dealing: Each day with a 1-day notice

Cut-off time: 5 pm CET

Management Company: Alma Capital Investment Management

Investment Manager: Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management, LLC (US)

Sustainability-related disclosures:
The information related to the integration of sustainability risks and to the potential adverse sustainability impacts at the sub-fund level can be found in the prospectus of the Fund.

Identifiers:

Institutional USD Capitalisation share class
ISIN: LU1907586306   Ticker: ALHWGIU LX    Launch: 28 Feb 2019

Documents

PROSPECTUS
  1. Alma Prospectus
KIIDS Other sub-funds and other languages
available upon request