Virtus GF SGA Global Growth Fund

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Product Overview

Investment Partner

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.

Investment Overview

  • 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

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 or medium-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.
Industry/Sector Concentration: A portfolio that focuses its investments in a particular industry or sector will be more sensitive to conditions that affect that industry or sector than a non-concentrated portfolio.
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.
Derivatives: Derivatives may include, among other things, futures, options, forwards and swap agreements and may be used in order to hedge portfolio risks, create leverage, or attempt to increase returns. Investments in derivatives may result in increased volatility and the portfolio may incur a loss greater than its principal investment.
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. Price changes may be short- or long-term. Local, regional, or global events such as war (e.g., Russia's invasion of Ukraine), acts of terrorism, the spread of infectious illness (e.g., COVID-19 pandemic) or other public health issues, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the portfolio and its investments, including hampering the ability of the portfolio's manager(s) to invest the portfolio's assets as intended.
Prospectus: For additional information on risks, please see the fund's prospectus.

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Fund Codes

Share Class ISIN Currency Bloomberg
A Shares Accumulating IE00BDR6MB68 USD SGGEGAA
C Shares Accumulating (H) IE000HJG1284 EUR
D Shares Accumulating IE00BDR6MJ45 USD SGGEGDA
D Shares Distributing IE00BDR6MK59 USD SGGEGDI
E Shares Accumulating IE00BDR6ML66 GBP SGGEGEA
E Shares Distributing IE00BDR6MM73 GBP SGGEGEI
F Shares Accumulating IE00BDR6MN80 EUR SGGEGFA
G Shares Accumulating (H) IE00BDR6MQ12 EUR
H Shares Accumulating (H) IE00BJ9MHN17 NOK SGGEGHA
I Shares Accumulating IE00BMBWV835 USD SGGEGIU
J Shares Accumulating IE00BM9G7C35 USD SGGEGJA
J Shares Distributing IE00BMFZRT11 USD SGGEGJI
K Shares Distributing IE00BM9G7D42 GBP SGGEGKI
L Shares Accumulating IE00BM9G7F65 EUR SGGEGLA
M Shares Accumulating (U) IE000HZR3Q53 GBP
R Shares Accumulating IE00BMBWV942 USD SGGEGRU

Process

Step 1:
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.

Step 2:
Evaluate Growth Trajectory

Through analysis of:

  • Pricing Power
  • Recurring Revenues
  • Global Opportunity
  • Financial Strength
  • Management Strength

Step 3:
Valuation

Cash flow is the ultimate arbiter of value for SGA. They focus on two metrics:

  1. A 10-year discounted cash flow model.
  2. Enterprise Yield: the true free cash flow available to shareholders divided by total market cap.

Investment Professionals

Hrishikesh (HK) Gupta 150 x150

Hrishikesh (HK) Gupta

Portfolio Manager and Analyst

Industry start date: 2009
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2021

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Kishore Rao 150 x 150

Kishore Rao

Portfolio Manager and Analyst

Industry start date: 1997
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2022

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Rohn, Rober

Robert L. Rohn

Co-Founding Principal

Industry start date: 1983
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2017

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