Small Cap Equity Portfolio
A quantitively-driven strategy emphasizing high quality small-cap stocks. Stocks are first screened to remove those that score poorly on financial and growth measures. Those stocks that pass the screen are then ranked on a stand-alone basis in relation to two factors: beta* and value. The stocks that rank the highest for each factor are combined into one portfolio. Stocks that rank high in both factors are over-weighted.
A diversified portfolio of between 85 and 95 stocks that seeks to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns over the index. The investment objective of the fund is capital appreciation. Our research, as well as a large body of academic research, has found that low beta and value factors are associated with long-term stock outperformance.