Virtus GF Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund

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Virtus GF Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund

Inception Date
(Class I Acc.)
Total Expense Ratio
(Class I)
Base Currency
Convenience Pricing

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.

Product Overview

Investment Partner

Virtus Systematic

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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This is a marketing communication. Please refer to the prospectus of the UCITS and to the PRIIPS KID/KIID before making any final investment decisions.

Investment Overview

  • 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

Risk Considerations

Equity Securities: The market price of equity securities may be adversely affected by financial market, industry, or issuer-specific events. Focus on a particular style or on small, medium, or large-sized companies may enhance that risk.
Foreign & Emerging Markets: Investing in foreign securities, especially in emerging markets, subjects the portfolio to additional risks such as increased volatility, currency fluctuations, less liquidity, and political, regulatory, economic, and market risk.
Issuer Risk: The portfolio will be affected by factors specific to the issuers of securities and other instruments in which the portfolio invests, including actual or perceived changes in the financial condition or business prospects of such issuers.
Geographic Concentration: A portfolio that focuses its investments in a particular geographic location will be sensitive to financial, economic, political, and other events negatively affecting that location.
Focused Investments: To the extent the portfolio focuses its investments on a limited number of issuers, sectors, industries or geographic regions, it may be subject to increased risk and volatility.
Market Volatility: The value of the securities in the portfolio may go up or down in response to the prospects of individual companies and/or general economic conditions. Local, regional, or global events such as war or military conflict, terrorism, pandemic, or recession could impact the portfolio, including hampering the ability of the portfolio's manager(s) to invest its assets as intended.
Prospectus: For additional information on risks, please see the fund's prospectus.

Fund Codes

Share Class ISIN Currency Bloomberg
A Shares Accumulating IE000BCTEYD8 USD
I Shares Accumulating IE0000K00EO2 USD
R Shares Accumulating IE00060JLAE4 USD


Step 1:
Investment Universe

3000+ Emerging Markets stocks

Step 2:
Alpha Model

Use of artificial intelligence (“AI”) and behavioral finance to identify potential mispricings; daily alpha ranking for entire universe

Step 3:
Risk Management

Daily analysis, bottom-up and top-down risk management

Step 4:
Reality Check

Human confirmation for all buys and sells

Step 5:
Final Portfolio Construction

Seeking to maximize alpha while controlling portfolio risk

Investment Professionals

Kunal, Ghosh

Kunal Ghosh

Chief Investment Officer, Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Industry start date: 2003
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2023

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Yu, Lu


Managing Director, Lead Portfolio Manager

Industry start date: 2002
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2023

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Related Literature

Marketing Materials

Virtus GF Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund Fact Sheet

Fund Resources

Virtus GF Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund Performance Report

Regulatory Documents

Virtus GF Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund Supplement - May 16, 2023


Virtus GF Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund Quarterly Holdings

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  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.