Our approach

Managed in the US by our partner company River Road Asset Management, clients benefit from the expertise of a locally-based investment team.

We employ an ‘Absolute Value’ philosophy that takes ideas from across the market capitalisation spectrum. This unique proprietary discipline indicates where the most compelling value is to be found at any given point in time in the market.

The fund employs a 'bottom-up' investment process that selects companies offering a high and rising dividend, an attractive business model, sustainable cashflow, financial strength and shareholder-orientated management. Unlike many other equity income strategies, we place an equal emphasis on sourcing dividends from smaller companies.

Benefits

The fund is aimed at investors seeking attractive yet less correlated total returns generated from the full spectrum of the US equity market.

Attractive yield

Exploits the mature dividend culture of the US to target an index-beating yield.

US exposure

Geared into the strength and stability of the world’s largest economy.

Different perspective

Attractive total return potential derived from a unique investment philosophy.

Diversification

Greater diversification through investment across the market capitalisation spectrum.

Key risks

For further information on the risks and risk profiles of our funds, please refer to the relevant KIID and Prospectus.

Investment risk

The value of an investment and any income from it can go down as well as up and can fluctuate in response to changes in currency exchange rates. Investors may not get back the original amount invested.

Illiquid securities risk

Certain assets held in the fund could, by nature, be hard to value or to sell at a desired time or at a price considered to be fair (especially in large quantities), and as a result their prices could be very volatile.

We want companies that not just pay nice dividend but have a history, ability and willingness to regularly raise that dividend over time.
Henry W. Sanders III, Executive Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, River Road Asset Management

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