- 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
- Fundamentally Driven Analysis of Each Company
- Focus on Balance Sheet Strength
- Multi-Faceted Valuation Analysis
- Written Investment Thesis on Each Holding
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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.
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02.06.2024 • Charles Wittmann, CFA®
- By utilizing our investment process and our investment team, we believe we can build portfolios different from the benchmark and provide an opportunity to generate returns above the benchmark over time. - Ironically, many passive indexes make active bets themselves. In 2023, the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats suffered its worst performance relative to the S&P 500® Index since 1999. - We’ve believed for over 20 years that portfolio managers with material amounts of their net worth invested alongside clients incentivizes portfolio diversification and active adjustments, rather than a static index where there is no vested interest. Our mission is to generate above-average returns with below-average risk over time.
We are delighted to announce that Guardian Capital Group Limited has reached an agreement under which Guardian’s wholly-owned subsidiary Guardian Capital LLC will acquire Sterling Capital from Truist. Post-closing, Sterling Capital will become an independently-operated subsidiary of Guardian.
01.22.2024 • Whitney Stewart, CFA®
During the calendar year of 2023, the “Magnificent Seven” (M7) of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta Platforms, Microsoft, Nvidia, and Tesla rallied 111% on average, outperforming the S&P 500® Equal Weight Index (+14% total return for 2024) by 97%, leading to an all-time high concentration for the seven largest stocks in the S&P 500® Index. Based on the factors below, some investors believe the rest of the S&P 493 and small-cap stocks are positioned for attractive returns in 2024 and beyond.
01.04.2024 • Charles Wittmann, CFA®
- We believe we can position clients in an advantageous spot by owning stocks whose companies have a track record of paying cash dividends on a regular basis and growing that corporate dividend throughout the year. - Perhaps this higher certainty of receiving dividends that contribute to an investor’s total return is why dividend growth stocks have performed well in the later stages of a Federal Reserve interest rate tightening cycle. - Looking back over time, the return of the S&P 500® Index without dividends is roughly 60% of the return with dividends.
12.14.2023 • Andrew Richman, CTFA
A bond market that had just come off its strongest month in nearly 40 years in November continued to rally as the Federal Reserve’s (Fed’s) final meeting of 2023 supported the notion that the next move by the Fed will likely be rate cuts.