Brandes - U.S. Individuals - Global Small-Mid Cap Equity Strategy

Investment Strategies

Pursue Opportunities Among Small-Mid-Sized Companies Globally

  • Capital Appreciation Potential — Historically, small-mid-cap stocks have offered investors the opportunity for capital growth.
  • Pursue Mispriced Opportunities — Many analysts pay less attention to small and mid caps than to large-caps, providing an opportunity for Brandes to invest in what we believe to be mispriced small- and mid-cap companies.

Utilize a Bottom-Up Value Strategy to Pursue Opportunities

  • Company-Focused Approach — Brandes’ extensive evaluation of company fundamentals helps identify small- and mid-cap businesses that may be trading below our estimates of their true worth.
  • Diversification Benefits — The strategy can be a complement to investor portfolios with allocations to large- and/or small-cap equities; the Global Small-Mid Cap Equity Strategy is widely diversified across sectors and industries.
  • Team Approach to Investment Management — Investment decisions and weightings are set by a four-member Small-Mid Cap Investment Committee, which is supported by a team of seasoned analysts and research professionals.

Partner with A Pioneer in Global Value Investing

  • Experienced Professionals — The Investment Team is composed of experienced professionals who have navigated through many market cycles.
  • Commitment to Transparent, Easy to Understand Investment Process — The firm consistently applies a Graham-and-Dodd, value-investing approach centered on a research-driven process of purchasing potentially undervalued companies with the goal of capturing future price appreciation.
  • Independent Point of View — Brandes Investment Partners is a 100% employee owned firm and its strategies are unhindered by sales quotas or any outside influence that may impede the firm’s pursuit of investment management excellence.

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

No investment strategy can assure a profit or protect against loss. Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.

International and emerging markets investing is subject to certain risks such as currency fluctuation and social and political changes, differences in financial reporting standards and less stringent regulation of securities markets which may result in greater share price volatility.

Stocks of small-sized and mid-sized companies tend to have limited liquidity and usually experience greater price volatility than stocks of larger companies.

This material is intended for informational purposes only. The information provided in this material should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security. It should not be assumed that any security transactions, holdings, or sectors discussed were or will be profitable, or that the investment recommendations or decisions we make in the future will be profitable or will equal the investment performance discussed herein. Portfolio holdings and allocations are subject to change at any time. Strategies discussed herein are subject to change at any time by the investment manager in its discretion due to market conditions or opportunities. Market conditions may impact performance.

The Brandes Global Small-Mid Cap Equity Strategy seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers with equity market capitalizations greater than $1.5 billion but no greater than $7.5 billion at the time of purchase.

The strategy primary benchmark is the MSCI World SMID Cap Index.

GIPS® Compliant Presentation:
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THROUGH January 1, 0001 | REPORTING CURRENCY: small-mid-cap-investment-committee

The results for individual accounts and for different periods may vary.  Investors should not rely on prior performance results as a reliable indication of future results. Market conditions may impact performance. The performance results presented were achieved in particular market conditions which may not be repeated. Moreover, the current market volatility and uncertain regulatory environment may have a negative impact on future performance.
As of September 30, 2013, Brandes Investment Partners includes the non-SMA Division of Brandes Investment Partners L.P., Brandes Investment Partners (Europe) Limited, Brandes Investment Partners (Asia) Pte Ltd and the Brandes Investment Partners & Co. assets sub-advised by Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. The firm was redefined to reflect the expansion of the organization. As of January 1, 2006, Brandes Investment Partners was divided into two separate divisions: the SMA Division of Brandes Investment Partners, which acts as a discretionary manager to SMA or “wrap fee” program clients, including those who may invest in an SMA product; and the non-SMA Division of Brandes Investment Partners (Brandes), which acts as a discretionary manager for all other types of clients which may include pooled investment vehicles, institutional accounts and high net worth clients outside of wrap fee programs. Although the divisions may share portfolio management and other personnel, each division serves a particular target market, may trade in a different manner and may offer investment advice which differs from the other depending upon the individualized needs of the clients served. The performance data presented does not contain any SMA Division accounts.
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