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Separately Managed Accounts

Mid Cap Value SMA

Overview

Inception
Date

04.01.1999

Account
Minimum

$100,000

Philosophy

  • Seek to Purchase Companies at a Significant Discount to their Intrinsic Worth
  • Free Cash Flow is the Foundation of Intrinsic Value
  • Seek Businesses with Sustainable Competitive Advantages
  • Partner with Shareholder-Oriented Management Teams

Process

  • Fundamentally Driven Analysis of Each Company
  • Focus on Balance Sheet Strength
  • Multi-Faceted Valuation Analysis
  • Written Investment Thesis on Each Holding

Mid Cap Value SMA

Management

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Patrick Rau, CFA®

Co-Portfolio Manager

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Will Smith, CFA®

Co-Portfolio Manager

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Lee Houser, CFA®

Associate Portfolio Manager

Performance

All Performance as of 03.31.2024

Term QTR YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since Inception1
Mid Cap Value SMA (Gross) 6.97 6.97 21.33 4.39 9.98 8.12 11.20
Mid Cap Value SMA (Net) 6.20 6.20 17.84 1.35 6.78 4.98 7.98

The composite inception date is 04.01.1999. Effective 06.30.2023, the net of fee performance reflects the deduction of the maximum SMA bundled fee of 3.00% annually for all periods presented. Actual fees may vary by size and type of portfolio. Performance is preliminary and is annualized for periods longer than one year. Net of fees performance returns are presented net of the SMA bundled fee, which includes all charges for trading costs, advisory services, portfolio management, custody and other administrative fees. “Pure” Gross of fees performance returns do not reflect the deduction of any fees including trading costs: a client’s return will be reduced by the management fees and other expenses it may incur. Investment management fees are described in Sterling’s Form ADV 2A. Performance reflects the reinvestment of interest income and dividends and realized capital gains. The performance presented represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Performance is compared to an index: however, the volatility of an index varies greatly and investments cannot be made directly in an index. Market conditions vary from year to year and can result in a decline in market value due to material market or economic conditions. Sources: Russell Investments; Sterling Capital Management Analytics. Please refer to the GIPS Composite Report on the Fact Sheet linked above for additional disclosures.

Mid Cap Value SMA

Materials

SMA

Insights

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06.13.2024 • Andrew Richman, CTFA

When It Comes to Fed Policy, Follow the Data, Not the Dots

Andy Richman's update on the June Federal Open Market Committee meeting.

06.05.2024 • Charles Wittmann, CFA®

The Lead - "An Indicator of Business Confidence"

- Several notable companies have elected to inaugurate a quarterly dividend this year, while 47 companies in the U.S. stopped paying dividends during the COVID-19 crisis and have yet to reinstitute one. Why? - We would suggest it comes down to the ability to pay an ever-increasing dividend alongside their confidence in their business’s future. - In the current period of fewer dividend initiations, slower dividend growth in the market, and household names cutting their dividends, we believe there are several lessons to learn.

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05.31.2024

Equity Personnel Update

Today Sterling Capital announces the resignation of Shawn M. Gallagher, CFA®, Co-Portfolio Manager of the firm’s Mid Cap Relative Value and Real Estate strategies, effective immediately. Andrew T. DiZio, CFA®, who served as Co-Portfolio Manager on both strategies, will now serve as sole Portfolio Manager for both strategies, effective immediately.

05.07.2024 • Charles Wittmann, CFA®

The Lead - "Dividends for Offense and Defense"

- What could be a catalyst for dividend yielding equities in 2024? - We discuss three considerations: inexpensive valuations relative to history; valuations for dividend yield versus growth; and how both have a history of performing well after positive economic surprises. - Why do dividend payers perform well as the economy surprises to the upside? We provide several possible reasons.

04.04.2024 • Charles Wittmann, CFA®

The Lead - "Seeking Advantaged Economies of Scale"

- One important advantage we seek in large capitalization stocks is having dominant market shares that provide economies of scale. - Economies of scale may make a company more profitable and earn higher returns on its capital than its competitors. - We believe it is possible to identify companies that gain scale, market share, and returns at the expense of competitors. - As we have stated for close to two decades as part of our investment philosophy, we believe size usually translates into cost advantages in production, marketing, and research and development expenditures that can be re-invested back into the business, making such advantages sustainable.

03.05.2024 • Charles Wittmann, CFA®

The Lead - "Advantaged Market Share"

- What makes an advantaged company? - In our view, one notable characteristic of an advantaged company is growing its market share. - Simply put, we believe companies with greater market share are more profitable. - We seek to field a portfolio of advantaged companies with strong and potentially growing market shares to position our clients to win.

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