Virtus GF SGA Global Growth Fund
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Sustainable Growth Advisers, LP
Founded in 2003, Sustainable Growth Advisers is a growth equity manager focused on high-conviction U.S., global, emerging markets, and international portfolios.
Learn more about Sustainable Growth Advisers, LP
This is a marketing communication. Please refer to the prospectus of the UCITS and to the KIID before making any final investment decisions.
- SGA strives to identify differentiated high-quality global businesses that offer strong pricing power, recurring revenue streams, long runways of growth, strong cash flow generation, and management teams that have proven to be good stewards of capital. Companies that possess such characteristics form SGA's Qualified Company List of approximately 120 businesses. From it, a concentrated portfolio of 25-35 stocks is created based on an analysis of the cash flowbased valuation of the candidate companies and the long-term investment opportunity they offer.
- Investors invest in shares of the Fund. The Fund is suitable for long term investors seeking capital appreciation and prepared to accept a moderate to high level of volatility.
- The Fund is actively managed. The Fund uses the MSCI AC World 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 countries: Denmark, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Spain, the UK, and South Africa
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Qualified Company List
SGA analyzes thousands of businesses to arrive at approximately 120 companies that qualify for investment. The focus is on companies with earnings and revenue growth at a significantly higher level than that of the average stock in the MSCI ACWI Index.
Evaluate Growth Trajectory
Through analysis of:
- Pricing Power
- Recurring Revenues
- Global Opportunity
- Financial Strength
- Management Strength
Cash flow is the ultimate arbiter of value for SGA. They focus on two metrics:
- A 10-year discounted cash flow model.
- Enterprise Yield: the true free cash flow available to shareholders divided by total market cap.
Hrishikesh (HK) Gupta
Portfolio Manager and Analyst
Industry start date: 2009
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2021
Hrishikesh (HK) Gupta is a portfolio manager and analyst at Sustainable Growth Advisers (SGA), an investment management affiliate of Virtus Investment Partners. In addition, he is a principal and member of the firm’s investment committee.
Prior to joining SGA in 2014, Mr. Gupta served as a senior analyst at MDR Capital Management from 2011 to 2013 and as associate managing director at Iridian Asset Management from 2009 to 2010. During this period, he had primary research responsibilities for the technology, telecommunications, industrials, commodity, and refinery sectors. In 2008, he was as an investment banking associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, advising clients on private placements and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to beginning his career in the investment industry, Mr. Gupta was a product and program manager at Amazon.com. As part of Amazon’s strategic executive division, he led the launch of their Japanese and German merchant platforms.
Mr. Gupta earned a B.Tech. in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, and an M.S. in computer science from the University of California, San Diego. He also holds an M.B.A. with a specialization in corporate finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Mr. Gupta joined the investment industry in 2009.
Portfolio Manager and Analyst
Industry start date: 1997
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2022
Kishore Rao is a portfolio manager and analyst at Sustainable Growth Advisers (SGA), an investment management affiliate of Virtus Investment Partners. In addition, he is a principal and member of the firm’s investment committee.
Prior to joining SGA in 2004, Mr. Rao was a member of the investment team at the venture capital firm Trident Capital, where he managed a portfolio of software, technology, and business service companies from 2001 to 2004. In 1998, he founded and served as general manager of the StreetEvents.com division of CCBN before it was sold to Thomson Reuters.
From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Rao was an equity analyst covering health care, software, and information services at Tiger Management. Prior to that, he was an equity analyst at Wellington Management with primary research responsibilities for the semiconductor equipment industry.
Mr. Rao earned a B.S. in industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He began working in the investment industry in 1997.
Robert L. Rohn
Industry start date: 1983
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2017
Rob Rohn is a co-founding principal, portfolio manager, and analyst at Sustainable Growth Advisers (SGA), an investment management affiliate of Virtus Investment Partners. In addition, he is a member of the firm’s investment committee, advisory board, and executive committee.
Prior to co-founding SGA in 2003, Mr. Rohn was a principal and portfolio manager at W.P Stewart & Co, Ltd., where he managed high-quality growth stock portfolios. During his 13-year tenure at W.P. Stewart, he followed the global retail, consumer product, healthcare, and technology industries, managed $1 billion of assets, helped launch an international portfolio, served as chief executive officer of the firm’s core U.S. investment business, and was chairman of its management committee.
From 1988 through 1991, Mr. Rohn was a vice president with Yeager, Wood & Marshall, Inc., where he was a member of the investment policy committee with responsibilities in equity analysis and portfolio management. He began his career in 1983 at JP Morgan in credit research and corporate finance.
Mr. Rohn earned a B.A., cum laude, from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School. He has served on several non-profit boards. He began working in the investment industry in 1983.