Global Value Improvers Strategy

A strategy which invests in equity securities of global companies that are considered to be undervalued, and are improving on environmental, social and governance measures through transforming their own products and services or enabling other entities to advance ESG objectives.

Key Portfolio Information

Growth of AUD $10,000

30 April 2024

As at 30 April 2024 (returns in AUD)

Performance 1 Month 3 Months 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Inception4
ClearBridge Global Value Improvers Strategy123 -0.4% 10.4% 25.4% - - 15.6%
MSCI Global Value (Net) (AUD) Index -2.9% 5.4% 14.6% - - 8.6%
Excess Returns 2.5% 5.0% 10.8% - - 7.0%

As at 30 April 2024

  • Global Value Improvers Strategy
  • MSCI Global Value Index - Net Return AUD

As at 30 April 2024

Top 10 Positions Region Sector Portfolio
Weight %
Benchmark
Weight %
Hitachi,Ltd. Japan Industrials 5.7% 0.2%
TotalEnergies SE Europe Ex Uk Energy 4.7% 0.5%
Compass Group PLC United Kingdom Consumer Discretionary 4.1% 0.0%
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. Europe Ex Uk Financials 4.1% 0.2%
Wells Fargo & Company North America Financials 4.0% 0.7%
AstraZeneca PLC United Kingdom Health Care 3.6% 0.0%
Fiserv, Inc. North America Financials 3.6% 0.3%
Nexans SA Europe Ex Uk Industrials 3.4% 0.0%
Unilever PLC United Kingdom Consumer Staples 3.2% 0.1%
American International Group, Inc. North America Financials 3.2% 0.2%
Portfolio Weighted Average April 2024
Avg Market Capitalisation 219.3bn (AUD)
PE Ratio (FY1 Est) 15.3
Price/Book 3.3
Est 3-5 Yr EPS Growth 14.6%
ROE 16.3%
Dividend Yield 2.2%

Product Commentary

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Improvers Outpace Broader Value Gains

Improvers Outpace Broader Value Gains

Q1 2024 Global Value Improvers Commentary: Global markets generated positive returns due to optimism over a soft landing, improving economic data, the prospect of rate cuts and continued improvements in Japan.

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Investment Committee

The ClearBridge Global Value Improvers Strategy is managed by an experienced investment committee comprising of the following members:

Grace Su, ClearBridge Investments, LLC
Grace Su, ClearBridge Investments, LLC
Jean Yu, CFA, PhD, ClearBridge Investments, LLC
Jean Yu, CFA, PhD, ClearBridge Investments, LLC

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Disclaimer

1. Sources: Internal calculations for the Global Value Improvers Strategy. All index data sourced from FactSet. Results over one year annualised.
2. Strategy performance is gross of fees.
3. All values in AUD and net of withholding taxes for benchmarks, if applicable. Non-AUD values converted into AUD using FactSet Forex data.
4. Performance inception date for the Global Value Improvers Strategy is 19/01/2024.

Past performance is not indicative of future performance. 

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