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Separately Managed Accounts

Intermediate Government/Credit A+ SMA

Overview

Inception
Date

12.31.2010

Account
Minimum

$250,000

Philosophy

  • Multi-faceted Process Adds Value
  • Conservative Approach to Fixed Income Management
  • Bond Market Inefficiencies Offer Opportunities for Selective Investors
  • Fundamental Research Drives Security Selection

Process

Top Down

  • Duration Management
  • Yield Curve Analysis
  • Sector Analysis

Bottom Up

  • Proprietary Analysis
  • Fundamental Research
  • Security Selection

Intermediate Government/Credit A+ SMA

Management

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Andrew Richman, CTFA

Co-Portfolio Manager

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Dow Taylor, Jr., CFA®

Co-Portfolio Manager

Performance

All Performance as of 12.31.2023

Term QTR YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since Inception1
Intermediate Government/Credit A+ SMA (Gross) 4.43 5.20 5.20 -1.24 1.75 1.91 2.17
Intermediate Government/Credit A+ SMA (Net) 4.04 3.65 3.65 -2.71 0.25 0.40 0.66
1The performance inception date is 12.31.2010. The benchmark is the Bloomberg Int. G/C A+ Index. 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. Gross of fees performance returns reflect the deduction of 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. Performance for periods greater than one year is annualized. Please refer to the GIPS Composite Report in the Fact Sheet linked below for additional disclosures. Sources: APX; ICE BofA; Sterling Capital Management Analytics.

Intermediate Government/Credit A+ SMA

Materials

SMA

Insights

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.

03.01.2024

4Q23 Equity Income SMA Review and Outlook

The 4Q23 Equity Income SMA Review and Outlook reviews performance, holdings, and dividend growth within the strategy.

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03.01.2024 • Shane Burke

The Federal Reserve During an Election Year - March 2024

2024 is expected to be one of the biggest election years in history, with more than 60 countries representing approximately half of the world’s population heading to the polls. The year will include multi-day legislative elections in India (the largest population in the world), Indonesia’s presidential election (the world’s largest single-day vote), and the globally-anticipated U.S. presidential election.

02.06.2024 • Charles Wittmann, CFA®

The Lead - "Actively Aware"

- 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.

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02.02.2024

Sterling Capital Management LLC to be acquired by Guardian Capital Group Limited

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.

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