Brandes - U.S. Institutions - International Small Cap Equity Strategy

Investment Strategies

Small Companies. Big Potential

  • Pioneer — Brandes has navigated global markets for over 40 years, managing a standalone International Small Cap Strategy for over 20 years.
  • Value — The strategy consistently applies a disciplined investment process focused on uncovering international small cap companies with potentially attractive value attributes.
  • Flexibility — The strategy has the ability and willingness to be different than the benchmark, with the freedom to invest wherever we can find the most value, including emerging markets.

Partner with a Pioneer in Global Value Investing

  • Experienced Professionals — The Investment Committee is composed of experienced professionals who have managed extreme 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.

The Brandes International Small Cap Equity Strategy seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of non-U.S. issuers with equity market capitalizations of $2.5 billion or less at the time of purchase.

The strategy benchmark is the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap Index.

In September 2016 the strategy benchmark changed from gross of withholding tax to net of withholding tax, effective back to the inception date of the strategy. For periods where the net dividend returns are not available gross benchmark returns are used and linked to the net benchmark returns. The change was made to better reflect our expectation for an investor’s actual experience.

GIPS® Compliant Presentation:

Annualized Performance (Net)

THROUGH September 30, 2019 | REPORTING CURRENCY: USD
 
1 Year
3 Years
5 Years
7 Years
10 Years
15 Years
20 Years
International Small Cap Equity
-10.89%
-2.86%
-0.11%
5.44%
6.35%
6.09%
7.46%
Primary Benchmark (a)
-7.35%
4.85%
4.80%
7.41%
6.75%
7.15%
6.64%
Relative Performance
-3.54%
-7.71%
-4.91%
-1.97%
-0.40%
-1.06%
0.82%

Annualized Performance (Gross)

THROUGH September 30, 2019 | REPORTING CURRENCY: USD
 
1 Year
3 Years
5 Years
7 Years
10 Years
15 Years
20 Years
International Small Cap Equity
-10.06%
-1.97%
0.78%
6.38%
7.28%
7.03%
8.40%
Primary Benchmark (a)
-7.35%
4.85%
4.80%
7.41%
6.75%
7.15%
6.64%
Relative Performance
-2.71%
-6.82%
-4.02%
-1.03%
0.53%
-0.12%
1.76%

Annual Periods (Net)

THROUGH September 30, 2019 | REPORTING CURRENCY: USD
 
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
International Small Cap Equity
-19.19%
11.84%
8.28%
8.25%
-1.37%
28.24%
26.99%
Primary Benchmark (a)
-18.75%
31.85%
3.36%
5.54%
-3.77%
25.56%
18.02%
 
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
International Small Cap Equity
-16.97%
32.00%
65.14%
-40.75%
-6.69%
10.11%
13.14%
Primary Benchmark (a)
-14.85%
21.50%
44.36%
-47.91%
6.99%
28.99%
21.70%
 
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
International Small Cap Equity
28.86%
61.29%
-1.71%
-1.88%
-6.14%
22.87%
Primary Benchmark (a)
28.35%
53.16%
-7.57%
-15.98%
-10.33%
23.51%

Quarterly Performance (Net And Gross)

THROUGH September 30, 2019 | REPORTING CURRENCY: USD
Year
 
1Q
2Q
3Q
4Q
YTD
2019
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
-00 3.69%
-00 3.90%
-0 10.28%
-00 0.45%
-00 0.66%
-00 2.40%
00 -4.17%
00 -3.97%
00 -1.61%
-0000000
-0000000
-0000000
00 -0.19%
-00 0.43%
-0 11.11%
2018
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
00 -2.40%
00 -2.20%
00 -0.94%
00 -4.95%
00 -4.76%
00 -1.31%
00 -2.43%
00 -2.23%
00 -0.34%
0 -10.72%
0 -10.44%
0 -16.61%
0 -19.19%
0 -18.44%
0 -18.75%
2017
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
-00 6.10%
-00 6.32%
-00 7.68%
-00 2.58%
-00 2.79%
-00 7.86%
-00 1.32%
-00 1.53%
-00 6.90%
-00 1.42%
-00 1.73%
-00 6.21%
-0 11.84%
-0 12.87%
-0 31.85%
2016
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
-00 3.61%
-00 3.82%
-00 0.45%
00 -3.36%
00 -3.17%
00 -1.52%
-00 6.44%
-00 6.65%
-00 7.90%
-00 1.60%
-00 1.90%
00 -3.16%
-00 8.28%
-00 9.26%
-00 3.36%
2015
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
-00 5.83%
-00 6.04%
-00 4.35%
-00 1.44%
-00 1.65%
-00 4.42%
00 -3.94%
00 -3.74%
00 -7.91%
-00 4.97%
-00 5.25%
-00 5.17%
-00 8.25%
-00 9.21%
-00 5.54%
2014
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
-00 6.88%
-00 7.11%
-00 3.64%
-00 5.25%
-00 5.48%
-00 3.20%
00 -6.79%
00 -6.60%
00 -7.60%
00 -5.94%
00 -5.75%
00 -2.63%
00 -1.37%
00 -0.54%
00 -3.77%
2013
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
-00 5.85%
-00 6.08%
-00 6.76%
-00 1.82%
-00 2.04%
00 -2.84%
-0 13.84%
-0 14.09%
-0 14.49%
-00 4.52%
-00 4.74%
-00 5.72%
-0 28.24%
-0 29.35%
-0 25.56%
2012
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
-0 16.40%
-0 16.65%
-0 13.58%
00 -7.92%
00 -7.72%
00 -8.68%
-00 9.33%
-00 9.57%
-00 8.25%
-00 8.38%
-00 8.61%
-00 5.13%
-0 26.99%
-0 28.11%
-0 18.02%
2011
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
-00 4.88%
-00 5.11%
-00 4.42%
00 -3.07%
00 -2.86%
-00 0.84%
0 -16.21%
0 -16.02%
0 -20.05%
00 -2.54%
00 -2.33%
-00 1.14%
0 -16.97%
0 -16.25%
0 -14.85%
2010
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
-0 11.64%
-0 11.88%
-00 4.32%
00 -9.57%
00 -9.38%
0 -10.89%
-0 12.74%
-0 12.99%
-0 17.33%
-0 15.98%
-0 16.23%
-0 11.39%
-0 32.00%
-0 33.15%
-0 21.50%
2009
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
0 -12.89%
0 -12.68%
0 -10.76%
-0 43.42%
-0 43.74%
-0 31.85%
-0 32.95%
-0 33.24%
-0 22.29%
00 -0.58%
00 -0.36%
-00 0.33%
-0 65.14%
-0 66.63%
-0 44.36%
2008
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
00 -6.91%
00 -6.70%
00 -7.03%
00 -7.29%
00 -7.08%
00 -3.51%
0 -16.44%
0 -16.25%
0 -23.73%
0 -17.84%
0 -17.65%
0 -23.87%
0 -40.75%
0 -40.20%
0 -47.91%
2007
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
-00 4.99%
-00 5.24%
-00 6.61%
-00 5.16%
-00 5.40%
-00 5.72%
00 -5.32%
00 -5.11%
00 -0.46%
0 -10.73%
0 -10.53%
00 -4.64%
00 -6.69%
00 -5.83%
-00 6.99%
2006
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
-00 4.74%
-00 4.95%
-0 12.03%
00 -3.65%
00 -3.42%
00 -1.14%
-00 3.21%
-00 3.46%
-00 3.39%
-00 5.71%
-00 5.96%
-0 12.65%
-0 10.11%
-0 11.12%
-0 28.99%
2005
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
-00 6.25%
-00 6.46%
-00 3.67%
00 -1.53%
00 -1.22%
00 -0.77%
-00 5.28%
-00 5.43%
-0 10.97%
-00 2.72%
-00 2.99%
-00 6.60%
-0 13.14%
-0 14.19%
-0 21.70%
2004
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
-0 14.45%
-0 14.68%
-00 9.33%
00 -0.57%
00 -0.34%
-00 0.71%
00 -1.19%
00 -0.97%
-00 0.03%
-0 14.60%
-0 14.84%
-0 16.53%
-0 28.86%
-0 29.97%
-0 28.35%
2003
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
0 -12.23%
0 -12.10%
00 -4.69%
-0 37.46%
-0 37.71%
-0 22.95%
-0 14.50%
-0 14.69%
-0 13.11%
-0 16.76%
-0 17.01%
-0 15.55%
-0 61.29%
-0 62.44%
-0 53.16%
2002
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
-00 7.39%
-00 7.64%
-00 5.94%
-00 3.31%
-00 3.60%
-00 1.84%
0 -20.64%
0 -20.40%
0 -17.65%
-0 11.64%
-0 11.91%
-00 4.05%
00 -1.71%
00 -0.66%
00 -7.57%
2001
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
00 -1.38%
00 -1.21%
0 -10.72%
-00 7.51%
-00 7.75%
-00 2.85%
0 -11.75%
0 -11.53%
0 -15.45%
-00 4.86%
-00 5.27%
-00 8.23%
00 -1.88%
00 -0.87%
0 -15.98%
2000
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
00 -0.83%
00 -0.57%
-00 2.02%
00 -0.06%
-00 0.02%
00 -1.75%
00 -5.08%
00 -4.91%
00 -5.27%
00 -0.22%
00 -0.03%
00 -5.56%
00 -6.14%
00 -5.47%
0 -10.33%
1999
NET
GROSS
Primary Benchmark (a)
-00 0.17%
-00 0.41%
-00 1.43%
-0 18.86%
-0 19.15%
-00 6.15%
00 -2.44%
00 -2.30%
-00 5.10%
-00 5.78%
-00 5.85%
-00 9.14%
-0 22.87%
-0 23.72%
-0 23.51%

Composite Characteristics

THROUGH September 30, 2019 | REPORTING CURRENCY: USD
Year
#Accts
Assets
(mil)
Dispersion
% of non-fee
paying assets
Total Firm
Assets (mil)
2019
-000,0 19
-00 1,063
-000,
-000,
-0 21,138
2018
-000,0 18
-00 1,235
-00 0.74
-00 0
-0 22,106
2017
-000,0 29
-00 2,533
-00 0.13
-00 0
-0 25,578
2016
-000,0 33
-00 2,074
-00 1.05
-00 0
-0 22,971
2015
-000,0 29
-00 1,528
-00 0.29
-00 0
-0 20,666
2014
-000,0 37
-00 1,173
-00 0.60
-00 1
-0 20,722
2013
-000,0 15
-000, 622
-00 0.84
-00 7
-0 21,464
2012
-000,0 19
-000, 399
-00 0.24
-00 3
-0 22,171
2011
-000,0 17
-000, 266
-00 0.41
-00 2
-0 26,658
2010
-000,0 19
-000, 325
-00 0.52
-00 2
-0 38,659
2009
-000,0 22
-000, 253
-00 0.52
-00 2
-0 42,152
2008
-000,0 25
-000, 223
-00 0.69
-00 1
-0 40,591
2007
-000,0 29
-000, 484
-00 0.81
-0 <1
-0 83,242
2006
-000,0 36
-000, 603
-00 0.68
-0 <1
-0 85,974
2005
-000,0 43
-000, 268
-00 1.10
-00 1
- 101,874
2004
-000,0 52
-000, 642
-00 0.63
-0 <1
-0 98,078
2003
-000,0 51
-000, 424
-00 2.54
-0 <1
-0 75,789
2002
-000,0 55
-000,0 53
-00 1.73
-00 3
-0 51,808
2001
-000,0 50
-000,0 19
-00 1.25
-00 8
-0 61,996
2000
-000,0 65
-000,0 60
-00 1.71
-00 2
-0 50,852
1999
-000,0 46
-000,0 47
-00 2.90
-00 0
-0 41,538
THROUGH September 30, 2019 | REPORTING CURRENCY: USD

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.
 
The Brandes International Small Cap Equity Composite seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of non-U.S. issuers with equity market capitalizations of $2.5 billion or less at the time of purchase. Generally, no more than 30% of the value of the composite’s total assets, measured at the time of purchase, may be invested in securities of companies located in emerging and frontier countries markets throughout the world. Small capitalization securities involve greater issuer risk than large capitalization securities, and the markets for such securities may be more volatile and less liquid.
 
(a) The S&P Developed Ex U.S. SmallCap Index with net dividends measures the equity performance of small cap companies in developed markets excluding the United States. The benchmark returns are not covered by the report of independent verifiers.
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