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Security Over Growth: China’s New Economic Approach

Shenzhen, China

A growing sense of internal and external vulnerability has led Xi Jinping to emphasize security and political concerns in China’s economic policy.

Security over Growth: China’s New Economic Approach
Seafarer Overseas Value Fund

Financial Advisor – Finding Hidden Value in Emerging Markets

In an interview with Financial Advisor, Paul Espinosa discusses the Value Fund’s bottom-up security selection process and how Seafarer’s team finds companies with distinct sources of investment return. : As of June 30, 2022, Qatar Gas Transport Co., Ltd. comprised 2.1% of the Seafarer Overseas Growth and Income Fund, National Central Cooling Co. PJSC (Tabreed) comprised 2.0% of the Fund, DFI Retail Group Holdings, Ltd. comprised 1.6% of the Fund, WH Group, Ltd. comprised 1.3% of the Fund, Moneta Money Bank AS comprised 1.6% of the Fund, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA comprised 2.1% of the Fund, and Ambev SA comprised 2.6% of the Fund. As of June 30, 2022, Qatar Gas Transport Co., Ltd. comprised 4.4% of the Seafarer Overseas Value Fund, National Central Cooling Co. PJSC (Tabreed) comprised 4.3% of the Fund, DFI Retail Group Holdings, Ltd. comprised 3.3% of the Fund, WH Group, Ltd. comprised 3.2% of the Fund, Moneta Money Bank AS comprised 3.2% of the Fund, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA comprised 3.0% of the Fund, and Ambev SA comprised 2.5% of the Fund. View the Top 10 Holdings for the Growth and Income Fund and the Value Fund. Holdings are subject to change.

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Panel Discussion – Live Webcast

U.S-China Economic Conflict: Implications for Investors and the Business Community

On , Nicholas Borst, Seafarer’s Director of China Research, will moderate a panel discussion webcast co-hosted by CFA Society San Francisco and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Panelists will include Anna Ashton, Asia Society Policy Institute, Nelson Dong, Dorsey & Whitney, and Thilo Hanemann, Rhodium Group.

For more information and to register, visit the event page on the CFA Society San Francisco website. Registration is free.

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Seafarer Overseas Growth and Income Fund

Portfolio Review

Shanghai, China

Andrew Foster discusses how the Growth and Income Fund’s strategy of investing in companies with durable earnings growth is performing amid challenging global conditions. He notes that China’s financial distress requires particular attention by investors.

Portfolio Review
Seafarer Overseas Growth and Income Fund

Portfolio Briefing

Andrew Foster reports that the Growth and Income Fund re‑entered Alibaba because the valuation was attractive relative to the company’s potential. He notes that the Fund remains active in China despite its slowing growth, because it offers a broad and deep universe of companies.

Portfolio Briefing
Seafarer Overseas Value Fund

Portfolio Briefing

Paul Espinosa explains that contributors to the Value Fund’s performance (such as Giordano) were driven by stock-specific factors, while detractors (such as Pacific Basin) fell due to global recession concerns. He also describes the type of performance the Fund seeks to provide over a full market cycle.

Portfolio Briefing

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The Balance Sheet Constraints on China’s Economic Stimulus

Shanghai, China

As China faces major economic headwinds, Beijing’s attempts to stimulate growth are constrained by large contingent liabilities and a struggle for fiscal control with local governments.

The Balance Sheet Constraints on China’s Economic Stimulus
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Fixing China’s Broken Balance Sheets

Beijing, China

China’s approach to repairing weak balance sheets and preventing financial instability reflects lessons learned from past crises and the current priorities of Xi Jinping.

Fixing China’s Broken Balance Sheets
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How Strong is China’s Household Balance Sheet?

China’s household balance sheet is stronger than commonly thought, but it is still vulnerable to shifts in the real estate market.

How Strong is China’s Household Balance Sheet?

News and Commentary

Message to Shareholders – Portfolio Manager Update

Seoul, South Korea

Effective August 31, 2022, Lydia So was named a Lead Portfolio Manager of the Seafarer Overseas Growth and Income Fund. She joins Andrew Foster and Paul Espinosa, who remain Lead Portfolio Managers of the Fund.

Message to Shareholders

The DiplomatChina’s Interventionist Approach to Managing Financial Risks

In The Diplomat, Seafarer’s Nicholas Borst writes that China’s new approach to cleaning up the financial sector is likely to result in a more state-centric economy. : As of June 30, 2022, the Seafarer Funds did not own shares in the entities referenced in the article. View the Top 10 Holdings for the Growth and Income Fund and the Value Fund. Holdings are subject to change.

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Letter to Shareholders

To mark the tenth anniversary of the Seafarer Overseas Growth and Income Fund, Seafarer’s founders reflect on the Fund’s historical record and progress toward its investment objectives during a challenging decade for the emerging markets.

Letter to Shareholders

Today On Wall St.Is Evergrande China’s Lehman Moment?

In an interview with Today On Wall St., Seafarer’s Nicholas Borst explains why discussion of a “Lehman Moment” in China overlooks the fact that the country’s property sector is grappling with problems distinct from those the U.S. faced in 2008. : As of March 31, 2022, the Seafarer Funds did not own shares in the entities referenced in the video. View the Top 10 Holdings for the Growth and Income Fund and the Value Fund. Holdings are subject to change.

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Money Life – Interview with Andrew Foster

In an interview with Money Life’s Chuck Jaffe, Andrew Foster notes that emerging markets can offer a source of diversified growth within an investor’s portfolio – but given the volatility of the asset class, a long-term time horizon is essential. Listen

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