Seafarer Overseas Growth and Income Fund Portfolio Briefing – Third Quarter 2018
– Daniel Duncan and Andrew Foster discuss the reasons behind the Growth and Income Fund’s increasing exposure to the value and growth “tails.” Andrew explains why Paul Espinosa and Inbok Song were promoted to Lead Portfolio Managers of the Fund during the quarter. Paul and Inbok describe how they select value- and growth-oriented positions for the Fund, respectively.
Seafarer Overseas Value Fund Portfolio Briefing – Third Quarter 2018
– Daniel Duncan and Paul Espinosa discuss the primary drivers of return in the Value Fund during the quarter, including the retreat of China holdings tied to consumer discretionary spending. Paul explains how the pullback in emerging markets affects the search for value-oriented Fund holdings.
Letter to Shareholders – Annual Report
May 2018 – In the Annual Report letter, Andrew Foster states that despite his concerns over China’s increasingly centralized government control, the country’s growing economic scale and global prominence mean that it cannot be ignored in an investor’s portfolio. In his view, investors must consider a substantial, structural increase in their exposure to China – through dedicated allocation to a broad array of asset classes. Andrew also notes the Growth and Income Fund’s reduction in operating expenses, consistent with Seafarer’s long-term goals.