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Address And Details

PO Box 9130 , Boston, MA 02117
Fund Manager Jafar Rizvi
Manager Tenure 10 Years 11 Months

Strategy And Objective

The International Small Companies Portfolio (the Portfolio ) seeks long-term capital appreciation through investments in equity securities of small companies based outside the United States. The Portfolio invests primarily in small companies based outside the United States, including companies in emerging and frontier as well as in developed markets. Harding Loevner LP ( Harding Loevner ), the Portfolio s investment adviser, undertakes fundamental research in an effort to identify companies that are well managed, financially sound, fast growing, and strongly competitive, and whose shares are reasonably priced relative to estimates of their value. Companies considered to be small are those having a market capitalization, at time of purchase, within the range of the market capitalization of companies in the Portfolio s benchmark index, currently the MSCI All Country World ex-U.S. Small Cap Index (the Index ). As of December 31, 2020, the range of market capitalization of companies in the Index was US$7.1 million to US$9.867 billion. To reduce its volatility, the Portfolio is diversified across dimensions of geography, industry, and currency. The Portfolio normally holds investments across at least 15 countries. Factors bearing on whether a company is considered to be based outside the United States may include: (1) it is legally domiciled outside the United States; (2) it conducts at least 50% of its business, as measured by the location of its sales, earnings, assets, or production, outside the United States; or (3) it has the principal exchange listing for its securities outside the United States. The Portfolio will normally invest broadly in equity securities of small companies domiciled in the following countries and regions: (1) Europe; (2) the Pacific Rim; (3) Canada and Mexico; and (4) countries with emerging or frontier markets. At least 65% of the Portfolio s total assets will be denominated in at least three currencies other than the U.S. dollar. For purpose of compliance with this restriction, American Depositary Receipts, Global Depositary Receipts, and European Depositary Receipts (collectively, Depositary Receipts ) will be considered to be denominated in the currency of the country where the securities underlying the Depositary Receipts are principally traded. The Portfolio invests, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in common stocks, preferred stocks, rights, and warrants issued by small companies that are based outside the United States, securities convertible into such securities (including Depositary Receipts), and investment companies that invest in the types of securities in which the Portfolio would normally invest. If the Portfolio continues to hold securities of small companies whose market capitalization, subsequent to purchase, grows to exceed the upper range of the market capitalization of the Index, it may continue to treat them as small for the purposes of the 80% requirement. The Portfolio also may invest in securities of small U.S. companies that derive, or are expected to derive, a significant portion of their revenues from their foreign operations, although under normal circumstances not more than 15% of the Portfolio s total assets will be invested in securities of U.S. companies. Because some emerging market countries do not permit foreigners to participate directly in their securities markets or otherwise present difficulties for efficient foreign investment, the Portfolio may use equity derivative securities, and, in particular, participation notes, to gain exposure to those countries.

Net Asset Value

as of 5:57 PM ET 05/19/2022

Performance

  • 1 Week
  • +2.84%
  • 1 Month
  • -8.94%
  • 3 Months
  • -15.63%
  • 1 Yr Return
  • -21.14%
  • 5 Yr Return
  • +7.95%

Equity Sector Breakdown

IndustrialCyclical 18.44%
Technology 14.95%
Finance 10.33%
RetailTrade 10.18%
Health 9.19%
NonDurables 7.99%
Services 6.68%
Utilities 5.48%
ConsumerDurables 1.24%
Energy 0.89%

Asset Allocation

Asset Type % Of Allocation
Stocks 96.89%
ForeignStocks 91.93%
Cash 0.00%
Bonds 0.00%
Preferred 0.00%
Convertible 0.00%
Other 0.00%
ForeignBonds 0.00%
ForeignHedged 0.00%
Total Net Assets 37.77 M

Risk Measures

Criteria 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
Alpha -7.20 -6.24 -4.85
Beta 0.96 0.96 0.92
R Squared 0.78 0.77 0.70
Std Deviation 20.38 17.88 14.99
Sharpe Ratio 0.31 0.35 n/a

Purchase Information

as of 6:04 PM ET 05/18/2022
Minimum Initial $5000
Minimum Additional $0
Minimum Initial IRA $0

Performance

Timeframe Average Annual Current Performance Monthly As Of 04/30/2022 Average Annual Current Performance Quarterly As Of 03/31/2022 Avg Annual Current Performance Monthly As Of 04/30/2022 Avg Annual Current Performance Quarterly As Of 03/31/2022
1 Year
  • -14.84%
  • -2.31%
-14.84% -2.31%
3 Year
  • +4.73%
  • +9.41%
+4.73% +9.41%
10 Year
  • +6.98%
  • +8.07%
+6.98% +8.07%
Life Of Fund
  • +5.79%
  • +6.45%
+5.79% +6.45%

Top 10 Holdings

Symbol Company Name % Of Assets
REY.MI REPLY SPA 3.73%
HPG HOA PHAT GROUP JSC 3.05%
SHRT TOTAL*SHORT TERM INVESTMENTS 3.01%
ATE.PA ALTEN 2.70%
RUBF.PA RUBIS 2.35%
DPH.L DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS PLC 2.27%
VAIAS:FH VAISALA 2.16%
SBS STRATEC SE 2.08%
LEHN.S LEM HOLDING SA 2.04%
GLOB GLOBANT SA 1.97%

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