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.
- Active, high-conviction approach to risk and return has advantages.
- Generating alpha in a risk-judicious manner means being different than the benchmark.
- Longer time horizon, concentrated portfolios, intrinsic value, quality businesses with sustainable growth characteristics are key elements of the team’s belief system.
Active share indicates the proportion of portfolio's holdings that are different than the benchmark. A higher active share indicates a larger difference between the benchmark and the portfolio.
Concentrated investments in a particular region, sector, or industry may be more vulnerable to adverse changes in that industry or the market as a whole.
Alpha is a measure of the difference between a portfolio's actual returns and its expected performance, given its level of systematic market risk. A positive alpha indicates outperformance and negative alpha indicates underperformance relative to the portfolio's level of systematic risk.
Investing involves risk, including the risk of loss. Investment risk exists with equity, fixed-income, and alternative investments. There is no assurance that any investment will meet its performance objectives or that losses will be avoided.
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