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    Our Philosophy
    We believe investors should be compensated for the risks they take — in all market environments and any investment strategy.

    Overview

    Navigating Small Cap Value Investing

    Value investing is fraught with “value traps” that investors seek to avoid, which can be challenging in the volatile small cap market segment. We solve for this challenge with a systematic investment process to assess stocks that are high on value, momentum and profitability, while screening out distressed companies.
    Benefits
    Seeking Capital Appreciation With Compelling Risk-Adjusted Returns
    Consistent Style and Quality Exposure
    Transparent, Cost-Effective Active Management

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    Principles of Investing

    Focus on Persistent Sources of Excess Return

    Our strategies target systematic sources of excess return that have been proven over long periods.

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    Principles of Investing

    Seeking to Improve Risk-Adjusted Returns by Integrating a High-Quality Foundation

    The inclusion of a proprietary quality factor roots our security selection process in strong company fundamentals and has shown to potentially improve risk-adjusted returns over time.

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    Potential Improvements in Sharpe Ratio for Factor-Mimicking Portfolios Driven by Addition of the Quality Factor

    Source: Morningstar, Northern Trust Asset Management.December 31, 1996 to June 30, 2023. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs, or expenses. It is not possible to invest directly in any index. Indexes are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

    Principles of Investing

    Utilize a Systematic Approach to Maximize Efficiency

    Generating excess returns is important but risk and cost effectiveness are critical. We believe utilizing a systematic investment approach enables our strategies to seek to deliver on all three objectives consistently.

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    A Systematic Approach Maximizes Efficiency

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs, or expenses. It is not possible to invest directly in any index. Indexes are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

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    How it Works

    Identify Attractive Small Cap Candidates

    Within a broad small cap universe, we seek out strong valuation, momentum and profitability characteristics.

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    How it Works

    Avoid Lower Quality Companies

    Minimize exposure to low quality companies which face the highest probabilities of financial distress.

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    How it Works

    Avoid Uncompensated Risks

    Aims to control for sector and stock concentrations to maintain low active risk, for higher risk-adjusted return.

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    How it Works

    Optimize Portfolio to Balance Risk, Return and Cost Objectives

    A final stringent review and optimization is conducted to verify the portfolio seeks to maximize exposure to the high quality characteristics in non-microcap segment of small cap universe, seeks to minimize any excess risks that don’t contribute to outperformance, and is positioned to be implemented and managed cost-effectively.

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    Who it's for
    Investors Seeking Long-Term Capital Appreciation
    Designed to potentially outperform with a diverse portfolio of high quality, undervalued, small cap companies.
    Investors Seeking a Consistent Small Cap Approach
    Style pure portfolio constructed with repeatable, proven processes that seek to deliver as intended.
    Investors Seeking Cost-Effective Active Management
    A systematic approach enables access to drivers of excess return, cost‑effectively.

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    We measure success as achieving investor outcomes and delivering an exceptional client experience.

    Robert H. Bergson, CFA®

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    Sridhar Kancharla

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    Reed LeMar, CFA®

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