International Value Strategy
We look to remain consistent in our investment style and protect capital by using the time-tested contrarian value approach. The performance target for the International Value portfolio is to exceed the Russell Global ex-U.S. Value Index over a full market cycle.
Our International Value strategy is based on a disciplined, low P/E approach to stock selection. We invest in non-U.S. companies that our research concludes to be undervalued and prove to exhibit strong fundamentals and historic earnings.
The International Value team led by Nelson Woodard, PhD, Portfolio Manager, invests in non-U.S. companies with market capitalizations above $1 billion. The team focuses on eliminating stocks with above-market valuations by comparing financial ratios such as the price-to-earnings, price-to-book and price-to-cash flow.
Through extensive bottom-up research and rigorous fundamental analysis, we form our International Value portfolio, which is well-diversified across 45-55 companies and has the goal of achieving superior long-term performance results, while managing volatility and risk.
Nelson Woodard, PhD (Portfolio Manager and Lead Portfolio Manager) David Dreman (Founder, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer)
Inception Date: 10/2008
International Value Composite
Benchmark: Russell Global ex-U.S. Value
|Asset-Weighted Returns as of 3/31/2015|
|Last 3 Months||YTD||1 Year||3 Year||5 Year||7 Year||Inception
|Gross Total Return||3.23%||3.23%||-6.70%||4.86%||4.40%||-||11.70%|
|Total Return Net of Fees||3.01%||3.01%||-7.49%||3.98%||3.53%||-||10.76%|
|Index Total Return||3.29%||3.29%||-2.78%||7.55%||5.08%||-||9.94%|
Dreman Value Management claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®).
- DVM is a division of Dreman Value Management, L.L.C. ("Dreman"), an independent investment management firm and registered advisor established on July 1, 1997. DVM manages a variety of assets, including equities and fixed income among others. For the period from 1991 through June 30, 1997, David Dreman was the Chief Investment Officer of Dreman's predecessor firm and was responsible for executing all investment management decisions. Performance returns for periods prior to July 1, 1997 is from accounts maintained by DVM's predecessor firm. Effective January 1, 2006, Dreman's wrap-fee SMA/UMA assets were re-defined as a separate division under the name Dreman Asset Management ("DAM"). Prior to January 1, 2006, total firm assets included assets managed by Dreman. Effective January 1, 2006, total firm assets include only the assets of DVM. Policies for valuing portfolios, calculating performance and preparing compliant presentations are available upon request.
- The Dreman International Value composite began on October 31, 2008. This Composite includes all of the Firm's accounts or portfolios that are managed by the Firm on a fully discretionary basis in an International value trading style (no account minimum), and without regard to tax sensitivity. Fully discretionary accounts include accounts that have investment restrictions, where the restriction accounts for less than 5% of the total portfolio value. Portfolios within this composite usually invest 80% or more of its assets in equity securities of issuers located outside of the US, or which derive a significant portion of their business or profits from outside the US.
- The International Value composite benchmark is the Russell Global ex-U.S. Value Index. The Russell Global ex-U.S. Index measures the performance of the global equity market based on all investable equity securities, excluding companies assigned to the United States. The Russell Global ex-U.S. Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased barometer for the global segment and is completely reconstituted annually to accurately reflect the changes in the market over time. The market index used herein has been included for purposes of comparison of an investment in the relevant strategy to an investment in a certain well-known, broad-based equity benchmark. The statistical data regarding such index has been obtained from Factset and returns are calculated assuming all dividends and income are reinvested. The volatility of this index may be materially different from that of funds and accounts of DVM. This index is unmanaged, with no fees, expenses or taxes. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index; however, an individual can invest in exchange traded funds or other investment vehicles that attempt to track the performance of an unmanaged index.
- Valuations are computed and performance is reported in U.S. Dollars.
- Returns are presented gross and net of all management fees and include the reinvestment of all dividends and income. Gross-of-fees performance returns are presented before management and custodial fees but after all trading expenses. Returns are presented net of non-reclaimable withholding taxes. Net-of-fees performance returns are calculated by deducting the highest annual fee of 0.85% which is applied on a monthly basis. The annual fee schedule is as follows: 0.85% on the first $20,000,000, 0.80% on the next $30,000,000 and 0.75% on assets greater than $50,000,000. Additional information regarding polices for calculating and reporting returns is available upon request. Please refer to the ADV Part II for all composite fee schedules. Actual investment advisory fees incurred by clients may vary.
- DVM's International Value Discretionary composite was incepted and created on October 31, 2008. The firm maintains a complete list and description of all composites, which is available upon request.
Dreman Value Management has been independently verified for the periods July 1, 1997– December 31, 2014. Beginning July 1, 2005 Dreman has been verified by Ashland Partners & Company LLP.
Past performance does not guarantee future results, and periodically, current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. There is no assurance that any securities discussed herein remain in any fund or account of DVM at the time that you receive this or that securities sold have not been repurchased. All investments involve risk including the potential loss of all principal invested. The investment return and principal value of an account will fluctuate so that a client’s account may be worth more or less than its original value. Actual account performance may differ due to; among other things, the timing of investments and withdrawals, individual account restrictions and limitations and differing tax treatment. To request a fully GIPS® compliant performance presentation and/or a list and description of all firm composites please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.952.6667. This material has been prepared for investors and investment professionals, including broker-dealers and investment advisers.