Emerging Markets Small Cap Value

Strategy Information (as of 6/30/21)

Asset Class: Emerging markets equity
Strategy Inception: October 2005
Assets in Strategy: $1.3 billion
Minimum Holdings: 75
Market Cap Range: $25 million and greater
Product: Separate Account (closed)
Common Benchmarks:

  • MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap
  • MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Value

Investment Approach

  • Quantitative
  • Deep Value Orientation
  • Well Diversified / Risk Controlled

The LSV Emerging Markets Small Cap Value Strategy applies the LSV quantitative model to a universe of stocks to create and maintain a broadly diversified portfolio of primarily small cap emerging markets non U.S. listed equities. The portfolio will typically have deep value orientation relative to the portfolio benchmark, including low price to earnings, low price to cash flow, and high dividend yield relative to the portfolio benchmark.


 Since InceptionQTDYTD1 Yr3 Yr5 Yr10 Yr
Emerging Markets Small Cap Composite (Gross)11.81%9.71%18.91%55.39%9.91%12.22%6.62%
Emerging Markets Small Cap Composite (Net)10.43%9.37%18.19%53.53%8.55%10.84%5.30%
MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap8.31%11.25%19.78%63.75%12.31%11.86%4.55%
MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Value9.17%10.92%19.43%62.92%10.89%12.08%4.52%

*Quarterly and year-to-date performance has not been annualized.


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LSV claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) and has prepared the performance information for the Emerging Markets Small Cap Composite in compliance with the GIPS standards. GIPS® is a registered trademark of the CFA Institute. CFA Institute does not endorse or promote this organization, nor does it warrant the accuracy or quality of the content contained herein. The Emerging Markets Small Cap Composite includes fully discretionary institutional accounts that invest in a diversified portfolio of emerging markets small cap stocks with the long-term goal of outperforming the net dividend return of an emerging markets small capitalization benchmark such as the MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index. The MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted Index designed to measure the equity market performance of emerging market small capitalization stocks. The returns of the Index are presented net of withholding taxes. Net-of-fee performance is based on fully discretionary accounts under management, including those accounts no longer with LSV, and was calculated using the highest model management fees applicable to portfolios within the composite. Fees may be higher for certain pooled vehicles and the composite may include accounts with performance-based fees. Non-fee paying accounts are not included in the composite. All performance results are net of commissions and transaction costs, and have been presented gross and net of management fees and include the reinvestment of all income. Dividend income is recorded on ex-dividend date or as soon after the ex-dividend date as the information becomes available to LSV. Interest income is recorded on the accrual basis. When applicable, composite performance is presented net of foreign withholding taxes. The U.S. Dollar is the currency used to express performance. Performance results for the indices include reinvested dividends and are presented net of applicable foreign withholding taxes but, unlike the portfolio’s returns, do not reflect the payment of sales commissions or other expenses incurred in the purchase or sale of the securities included in the indices. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

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