Davis Global Portfolio

    Overview

    The Davis Global Portfolio

    Davis Global is a portfolio of attractive businesses from around the world selected using the time-tested Davis Investment Discipline. As the largest investor in the strategy, we have a unique commitment to client stewardship.1

    Why Invest in the Davis Global Portfolio

    Equity-Focused Research Firm:

    Established in 1969, Davis is a leading specialist in equity investing. Our primary focus on equity research and unique investment discipline has built wealth for our clients over the long term.

    Portfolio of Best of Breed Businesses:

    The Portfolio invests in businesses in the U.S. and abroad, from both developed and developing markets. Utilizing rigorous independent research, we invest in durable, well-managed businesses with sustainable competitive advantages and attractive long-term growth prospects, selling at a discount to their true value.

    Flexible, Opportunistic Approach:

    We believe a bottom-up stock selection process and not mirroring the benchmark index are keys to long-term outperformance.

    We Are Among the Largest Investors:1

    We have a unique commitment to stewardship, generating attractive long-term results, managing risks and minimizing fees.

    Experienced Management:

    Danton Goei: 18 years with Davis Advisors

    Performance as of 3/31/17


    Average Annual Total Returns
    as of March 31, 2017
    Global Equity SMA Composite
    1Q17* YTD* Since
    Inception
    (10/1/14)
    gross 7.42% 7.42% 8.33%
    net 6.64% 6.64% 5.14%
    MSCI ACWI Index 6.91% 6.91% 5.03%

    * YTD is not annualized.

    The performance presented represents past performance and is not a guarantee of future results. Total return assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gain distributions. Investment return and principal value will vary so that, when redeemed, an investor’s account may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower. Total return updates are available quarterly. Please ask your financial advisor to contact Davis Advisors.

    Portfolio Characteristics as of 3/31/17

    Geographically Diverse Portfolio

    United States 59.2%
    Asia 17.5%
    North America, ex. U.S. 10.3%
    Europe 8.2%
    Africa 4.8%

    Top Countries

    United States
    China
    Canada
    South Africa
    France
    Switzerland
    Mexico
    Netherlands

    Sector Breakdown

    Portfolio MSCI ACWI®
    Consumer Discretionary 27.6% 12.1%
    Financials 18.0% 18.4%
    Information Technology 17.7% 16.4%
    Energy 14.3% 6.7%
    Industrials 10.2% 10.7%
    Materials 8.0% 5.3%
    Health Care 4.2% 11.1%
    Consumer Staples 0.0% 9.5%
    Telecommunication Services 0.0% 3.4%
    Utilities 0.0% 3.2%
    Real Estate 0.0% 3.2%

    Market Cap Breakdown

    Portfolio MSCI ACWI®
    Less than $3 Billion 13.7% 0.6%
    $3–10 Billion 8.7% 11.9%
    Greater than $10 Billion 77.6% 87.5%

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio MSCI ACWI®
    Number of Holdings 43 2,480
    Median Market Cap ($bn) 21.7 9.1
    Weighted Average Market Cap ($bn) 145.2 105.5
    Dividend Yield (%) 0.8 2.4

    Top 10 Holdings

    Alphabet Inc. United States Dominant global on-line search and advertising company
    Encana Corp. Canada Canadian-based energy exploration and production company with properties in Canada and the U.S.
    Amazon.com, Inc. United States An e-commerce giant within the retail industry
    Wells Fargo & Co. United States One of the largest banks in the U.S.
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Class B United States A diversified holding company with interests in insurance, reinsurance, railroads, utilities, manufacturing, retailing, and a host of other business lines
    Apache Corp United States An oil and natural gas exploration and production company with interests in the U.S. and abroad
    Naspers, ADR South Africa A media conglomerate that operates a leading pay television business in South and Sub-Saharan Africa and holds interests in a range of e-commerce businesses around the world
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. United States A major diversified bank with offering private banking, investment banking, credit cards and loans, and asset management services
    Safran S.A. France Leading manufacturer of jet engines
    JD.com Inc., Class A, ADR China One of the largest e-commerce businesses in mainland China offering a range of goods such as consumer electronics and appliances

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    Literature

    Insights into the Portfolio
    Fact Sheet Download Goals of the Portfolio, top holdings, characteristics and Portfolio attributes.

    This material may be shared with existing and potential clients to provide information concerning market conditions and the investment strategies and techniques used by Davis Advisors to manage its client accounts. Please refer to Davis Advisors  Form ADV Part 2 for more information regarding investment strategies, risks, fees, and expenses. Clients should also review other relevant material, including a schedule of investments listing securities held in their account.

    The Davis Global Portfolio is represented by Davis Advisors’ Global SMA Composite. See Performance disclosure for a description of the Composite.


    1As of December 31, 2016.

    2Gross of fees. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.


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