Virtus GF Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund
MSCI Emerging Markets Index (net)
1The Investment Manager has currently voluntarily undertaken to limit the aggregate annual ordinary expenses of the Fund’s Class I shares to 1.00%. The Investment Manager may terminate or modify this undertaking at any time at its sole discretion upon advance notice to the Fund’s shareholders.
The Virtus Systematic team of Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc. specializes in differentiated investment solutions, strategies, and outcomes across asset classes, regions, and securities.
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- The Virtus Systematic Team employs a systematic, bottom-up investing approach in emerging market equities that strives to uncover attractive investment opportunities while mitigating downside risk.
- The Virtus GF Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund (Fund) is an all-cap core portfolio built with high conviction at the stock level, focusing on securities that exhibit higher growth forecasts, lower valuations, and reduced volatility versus the benchmark. The Fund aims to deliver a dividend yield which is typically higher than the Index by 1-2%.
- Investors invest in shares of the Fund. The Fund is suitable for long-term investors seeking a steady income, along with capital appreciation and prepared to accept a moderate level of volatility.
- The Fund is actively managed. The Fund uses the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (net) as a comparator benchmark but not to constrain portfolio composition or as a target for performance.
This fund is registered in the following country: United Kingdom
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3000+ Emerging Markets stocks
Use of artificial intelligence (“AI”) and behavioral finance to identify potential mispricings; daily alpha ranking for entire universe
Daily analysis, bottom-up and top-down risk management
Human confirmation for all buys and sells
Final Portfolio Construction
Seeking to maximize alpha while controlling portfolio risk
Chief Investment Officer, Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Industry start date: 2003
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2023
Kunal Ghosh is a senior managing director and chief investment officer of the Virtus Systematic team of Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc. The Virtus Systematic team manages U.S. mutual funds for Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc. and other portfolios for Virtus Fund Advisers, LLC.
Prior to joining Virtus in 2022, Mr. Ghosh was a portfolio manager and a managing director with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2006. Mr. Ghosh has 20 years of investment industry experience. He was previously a research associate and portfolio manager for Barclays Global Investors, where he built and implemented models for portfolio management. Before that, Mr. Ghosh was a quantitative analyst for the Cayuga Hedge Fund.
Mr. Ghosh earned a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, an M.S. in material engineering from the University of British Columbia, and an M.B.A. from Cornell University. He began his career in the investment industry in 2003.
Lu Yu, CFA, CIPM
Managing Director, Lead Portfolio Manager
Industry start date: 2002
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2023
Lu Yu is a managing director and lead portfolio manager with the Virtus Systematic team of Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc. The Virtus Systematic team manages U.S. mutual funds for Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc. and other portfolios for Virtus Fund Advisers, LLC. She has portfolio management and research responsibilities for the Systematic Team.
Prior to joining Virtus in 2022, Ms. Yu was a portfolio manager and a managing director with Allianz Global Investors, which she joined in 2003. She was previously a risk analyst for Provident Advisors LLC.
Ms. Yu has appeared on CNBC and has been interviewed by and quoted in a variety of outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and Bloomberg. She earned a B.S. from Nanjing University, China, and an M.S. from the University of Southern California and the National University of Singapore. She holds the chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) and CIPM designations, and was formerly president of the CFA Society San Diego. Ms. Yu began her career in the investment industry in 2002.
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index (net) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization- weighted index designed to measure equity market performance in the global emerging markets. The index is calculated on a total return basis with net dividends reinvested. The index is unmanaged, its returns do not reflect any fees, expenses, or sales charges, and is not available for direct investment.
The Virtus Global Funds (the “Funds”) are comprised of an open-ended investment company and an open-ended Irish collective asset-management vehicle, each of which is structured as an umbrella fund with segregated liability between sub-funds and each of which is authorised, formed and regulated under the laws of Ireland as an Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (“UCITS”). The offering of the shares of the Virtus Global Funds is restricted in many jurisdictions and investors must inform themselves of and observe applicable restrictions in their jurisdiction. The Funds are distributed by VP Distributors, LLC, One Financial Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103, USA. The Funds’ current prospectuses and PRIIPS KID/KIID contain more information as well as the risks of investing and may be obtained free of charge from BNY Mellon Fund Services (Ireland) Designated Activity Company, Wexford Business Park, Rochestown, Drinagh, Wexford Y35 VY03 Ireland Phone: (+353 21) 438 00 99, or by visiting www.virtusglobalfunds.com. The Funds have not been registered under the United States Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, or the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and are not available for sale in the U.S. or to U.S. Persons. Please see the Funds’ prospectus for a definition of U.S. Person.
NOT FOR SALE IN THE U.S. OR TO U.S. PERSONS