PURE EAFE EXPOSURE: One of the only Canadian-managed international small-cap funds with no exposure to North American equities,* available to retail investors
SMALL-CAP INVESTMENT EXPERTISE: Sub-advised by an experienced institutional portfolio management team with over 17 years of experience and a strong track record of consistent investment returns
UNIQUE GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES: Small international companies tend to be less covered by analysts, so there is more opportunity for active managers to uncover value
TRUE DIVERSIFICATION: In a portfolio, similar holdings can overlap and limit the benefits of diversification. While the major Canadian indices are heavily skewed to the energy, material and financial sectors, the international small-cap market provides representation across a much broader range of sectors.
The Fund seeks to provide unitholders with long term capital appreciation by investing primarily in a portfolio of international small capitalization equity securities of issuers in countries and industries located in Europe, Japan and Asia-Pacific ex-Japan.
To achieve the Fund’s investment objective, the Sub-Adviser will invest the Fund’s assets primarily in international equity securities in the international small cap universe, which is considered to be issuers with a market capitalization between US$100 million and US$3.5 billion at the time of purchase. The Sub-Adviser will use a fundamental bottom-up approach to identify companies with unrecognized and accelerating earnings growth potential. The Sub-Adviser will seek to identify companies with features such as sustainable competitive advantage, clearly defined growth strategies, and a strong balance sheet. This bottom-up stock selection process is guided by key international themes that drive growth potential.
|Kerry Logistics Network Ltd|
|L Occitane International Sa|
|Advance Residence Investment Corp|
|Ormat Technologies Inc|
|Rothschild & Co Sca|
|Internet Initiative Japan Inc.|
|Fuji Seal International Inc.|
An Institutional Caliber Manager
Global Alpha, the sub-advisor on the Ninepoint International Small Cap Fund, is a small cap specialist with $1.8 billion in AUM, including institutional clients like CALPERS and CALSTRS.
One of the few retail, Canadian-managed international small cap funds with no exposure to North American equities*
Unique Growth Opportunities
International small-cap equities are another way to take advantage of the growth potential of small companies. While the international small-cap investment universe only accounts for a small percentage of the international pie (left below), small-cap stocks have provided the biggest opportunity for growth (right below).
An Overlooked Universe of Opportunity
The small-cap investment universe usually offers more choice, and yet tends to get less coverage by investment analysts than larger-cap stocks. This means there is more potential opportunity for active managers to uncover value in stocks that are not on the radar of most investors and analysts.
Access to the Global Alpha Team
Global Alpha has produced strong returns through their Global Alpha International Small Cap Strategy which they’ve managed since 2009.** (See table below)
* Based on global small/mid-cap equity and international equity category peer group comparison. Source: Morningstar Direct and 2016 IMF Coordinated Direct Investment Survey, Russell Global Index, Vanguard.
** Inception Date: December 31, 2009. Information related to the Global Alpha International Small Cap strategy is historic in nature and is not an indication of future returns. It is provided for illustrative purposes only.
*** Global Alpha International Small Cap Composite - The international small cap composite consists of portfolios invested in Global Alpha’s international small cap investment equity strategy. The benchmark is the MSCI EAFE Small Cap Net Index. The investment objective is to maximize long-term total return through prudent investment in international small capitalization stocks and generate returns equal to the return of the MSCO EAFE Small Cap Net Index (CDN$) plus 3.0% over a full market cycle. The Global Alpha International Small Cap Composite typically invests in 50-70 international small cap stocks. Tracking error is targeted at between 3% - 6% relative to the benchmark.
|Series A $USD||NPP375|
|Series F $USD||NPP376|
|Series PF $USD||NPP377|
|Fund Type||Small-Cap Equity|
|Inception Date||March 15, 2018|
|Distributions||Distributions are reinvested automatically|
|Registered Tax Plan Status||Eligible|
|Management Fee||Series A: 2.50%
Series F: 1.50%
Series I: Negotiated by the unitholder (up to a maximum of 2.50%)
|Minimum Initial Investment||$1,000|
|Minimum Subsequent Investment||$25|
|Minimum Investment Term||20 days (1.5% penalty)|