Rondure New World Fund
( RNWOX/RNWIX )
The New World Strategy is an unconstrained, index agnostic, total return portfolio designed to identify high quality, core businesses in the world's least developed economies or markets.
The Rondure New World Fund¹s investment objective is long-term growth of capital.
The Fund will, under normal market conditions, invest at least 40% of its assets, calculated at the time of purchase, in equity securities of (i) issuers either organized or having headquarters in countries outside the United States, or (ii) issuers have a majority of their assets or revenues attributable to countries outside the United States. Collectively, such issuers will typically be organized, headquartered or economically linked to not less than three different countries other than the United States. Though the Fund may, subject to the requirements described above, invest in issuers located throughout the world, we expect that such issuers will typically have exposure to emerging or frontier markets. We consider emerging or frontier markets to be those countries excluded from the MSCI World Index of developed countries. The Fund is considered all cap, with no minimum or maximum market capitalization, however the Fund will primarily invest in companies with market capitalizations above $1.5 billion at the time of purchase. Investment opportunities are identified through a process of quantitative screening, followed by "bottom-up" fundamental analysis to identify high quality companies that it believes can provide sustainable returns. The Fund will seek to invest in what it considers to be great companies at good prices and good companies at great prices. The Fund invests in what it believes to be the best investments available without regard to benchmark weightings in regions, countries or industries. The assets may significantly shift between asset classes, sectors and geographic regions based on where it believe the best risk-adjusted return opportunities currently exist.
- Emerging and Frontier Markets
- Long-only Equities
- Core Strategy
- All Market Cap
- Index Agnostic
Ms. Geritz is the CEO and Founder of Rondure Global Advisors, a woman-owned investment firm focused on high quality "Core" equity investing with a long-term view. Rondure's strategies include a developing countries portfolio and an overseas developed country portfolio. Ms. Geritz is the Portfolio Manager for both strategies.
Prior to founding Rondure Global Advisors in 2016, Ms. Geritz spent ten years on the international team at Wasatch Advisors where she was the founding Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch Frontier Emerging Small Countries Fund (WAFMX) from its inception in 2012 – 2016, a lead Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch International Opportunities Fund (WAIOX) from 2011 – 2016, and a lead Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund (WAEMX) from 2009 - 2015.
Ms. Geritz began her financial career in 1997 at American Century Investments as a bilingual investor relations representative. She moved to the investment team in 1999 where she worked as a US Mid/Large Core and Global analyst. In 2004 she joined Mellon Corporation as a senior analyst working on US small- and micro-cap funds.
Ms. Geritz graduated with honors from the University of Kansas, earning a BA in Political Science and History. Later, she earned a Master's degree in East Asian Languages and Culture from the University of Kansas. Ms. Geritz is a CFA charter holder.
Laura has lived in Japan and speaks Japanese. She is an avid reader. Laura and her husband, Robb, enjoy traveling the globe, and working with children’s charities locally and globally.
The Rondure Research Team works in partnership with the Grandeur Peak Research Team, a key benefit to the Rondure investment process. We believe our primary role is Analyst, creating a flat organization of intelligent people asking the right questions. The collaboration provides a solid foundation to foster excellence and passion from each individual team member as we contribute to the success of the Fund.
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Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and investment returns and principal value of the Fund will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted. For the most current month-end performance data please visit .
The Advisor has agreed to waive and/or reimburse fees or expenses through at least August 31, 2019.
Rondure Funds will deduct a 2.00% redemption fee on Fund shares held 60 days or less. Performance data does not reflect the deduction of fees, including sales charges, or the taxes you would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares. Fees and taxes, if reflected, would reduce the performance quoted. For more complete information including charges, risks and expenses, read the prospectus carefully.
Diversification does not eliminate the risk of experiencing investment loss.
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Expense ratios as of prospectus dated are:
Calendar Year Inception vs. Benchmark
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000
The chart shown above represents a hypothetical investment of $10,000 in the Fund’s Investor Class shares for the period from inception to . All returns reflect reinvested dividends, but do not reflect the deduction of taxes that an investor would pay on distributions or redemptions. Investing in the Fund is subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal amount invested. The Fund also offers Institutional Class shares, performance for which is not reflected in the graphs above. The performance of Institutional Class shares may be higher or lower than the performance of the Investor Class shares shown in the graphs above based upon differences in fees paid by shareholders investing in the Investor Class shares and Institutional Class shares.
Top 10 Holdings
Top 7 Countries
Holdings subject to change.
1 Weighted Average Return on Assets (ROA) of the portfolio’s holdings, calculated by dividing a company’s annual returns by its total assets.
2 Return on Equity is a metric that measures net income in relation to shareholder equity.
3 Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) measures operating performance. Debt ratio measures how many years it would take for a company to pay back its debt if net debt and EBITDA are held constant.
4 Price-to-Equity (P/E) is the ratio of the current price divided by the earnings over the past 12 months.
5 Enterprise Value (EV) is a measure of the economic value of a company. The ratio of EV to EBIT is used to compare companies within an industry and normalize differences in a company’s capital structure.
6 The average market capitalization of companies held by the fund, weighted in proportion to their percentage of net assets in the fund.
7 The median market capitalization is the midpoint of capitalization of companies held by the fund.