Alpha Thesis of Loomis Growth Equity

Aziz Hamzaogullari, CIO of Growth Equity Strategies at Loomis, Sayles & Company, explains the deeply held beliefs behind his high-conviction, concentrated approach to risk-adjusted excess returns.

The alpha thesis behind Loomis Sayles Growth Equity strategies is explained by Aziz Hamzaogullari, lead portfolio manager for US and Global Large Cap Growth portfolios at Loomis, Sayles & Company. Topics include:

  • Active, high-conviction approach to risk and return has advantages.
  • Generating alpha in a risk-judicious manner means being different from the benchmark.
  • Longer time horizon, concentrated portfolios, intrinsic value, quality businesses with sustainable growth characteristics are key elements of the team’s belief system.
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Active share indicates the proportion of portfolio's holdings that are different from the benchmark. A higher active share indicates a larger difference between the benchmark and the portfolio.

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