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Investment Strategy
ChartMark's investment philosophy is to seek out and acquire core equity holdings in publicly traded companies believed to have superior performance potential relative to their peers and the broad market over a three to five year market cycle. The portfolio will generally contain 20 to 30 securities diversified across various sectors and market capitalizations. Our investment selection process combines aspects of value and growth investing by incorporating top-down, bottom-up and technical research into our analysis. Our process is described in detail below.

Step 1 - Company Fundamental Analysis
Our fundamental analysis is a three-fold screening process in which we run a series of proprietary screens including financial, business, and management tests to identify potential companies to be selected in our portfolio.

A. Financial - we screen for revenue growth rates, cash flow growth rates, return on equity, return on invested capital, profit margins, leverage ratios and market capitalization in an attempt to find companies with superior financial performance.

B. Business performance - once we find companies with solid financial performance, we then look for names with leading market share in industries with strong cash flow and profitability growth rates.

C. Management - to complete our fundamental analysis, we further screen our potential candidates by scrutinizing senior management. We look for ambitious leadership with a strong track record of creating shareholder value. We believe a pre-requisite for strong company performance is visionary leadership whose compensation structure reflects that of company performance.

Step 2 - Economic and Financial Market Analysis
In addition to company specific research we also conduct economic and financial market research to gain a "pulse" for the markets. We examine the fundamentals for the overall market in an attempt to determine which sectors, market capitalizations and investment styles exhibit the potential for future superior returns. We seek to over-weight those areas with favorable fundamentals while underweighting and/or avoiding areas with poor fundamentals or valuations.

Step 3 - Procurement
Once we have identified companies meeting our screening criteria, and have determined our target weighting, we further trim our list by conducting a valuation analysis that compares the company to its historical valuation range and to its peers. We use various valuation criteria depending on the industry. Based on our findings, each company is assigned parameters for acquisition. We then utilize technical and money flow analysis to buy companies at favorable levels in the range.

Step 4 - Sell discipline
By definition our process lends itself to low portfolio turnover. However, we constantly monitor our holdings to ensure they continue to meet the criteria for which they were acquired. One or more of the following events may cause us to sell or reduce our positions.

A. Change in key fundamentals included in our original analysis.
B. Negative announcement rendering part or all of our analysis irrelevant.
C. The stock price exceeds our valuation parameters.
D. The stock experiences a technical breakdown.
E. The company no longer compares favorably to others in our target universe.
Core Equity Portfolio


ChartMark’s investment philosophy is to seek out and acquire core equity holdings in publicly traded companies it believes to have superior performance potential relative to their peers and the broad market over a three to five year market cycle. The portfolio will generally contain 20 to 30 securities diversified across various sectors and market capitalizations. Our investment selection process combines aspects of value and growth investing by incorporating top-down, bottom-up and technical research into our analysis.

Our process includes:

Fundamental Analysis: Our fundamental analysis is a threefold screening process, in which we run a series of proprietary screens including: financial, business, and management tests to identify potential companies to be selected in our portfolio.

Economic and Market Matrix: In addition to company specific research we also conduct economic and financial market research to gain a “pulse” for the markets. We examine the fundamentals for the overall market in an attempt to determine which sectors, market capitalizations and investment styles exhibit the potential for future superior returns. We seek to overweight those areas with favorable fundamentals while underweighting and/or avoiding areas with poor fundamentals or valuations.

Portfolio Selection & Analysis: Once we have identified companies meeting our criteria, and have determined our target weighting, we further trim our list by conducting a valuation analysis that compares the company to its historical range and to its peers. We use various valuation criteria depending on the industry. Based on our findings, each company is assigned parameters for acquisition. We then utilize technical and money flow analysis to buy companies at favorable levels in the range. By definition our process lends itself to low portfolio turnover. However, we constantly monitor our holdings to ensure they continue to meet our criteria and make adjustments accordingly.
Alternative Investment Fund Offering
ChartMark provides an Alternative Investment option to Qualified Investors. Our unique position allows us to offer a Fund of Funds that cannot be accessed elsewhere. The team of experts managing the fund will handle every aspect of your investment from due diligence to monitoring and reporting performance. Specifically, we:
  • Research available investments and managers using our internal network, industry relationships, referrals, industry publications and database screening.
  • Verify the managers and funds are of institutional quality, SEC registered, reputable and stable, have relevant experience, have appropriate infrastructure, are committed to risk control, are committed to transparency, and have a competitive edge.
  • Look for a well articulated philosophy and approach, a disciplined, repeatable process, stability of alpha generation, positive, understandable performance record, and a high level of capacity.
  • Collect and review general firm, fund and manager background including: investment objectives, philosophy and strategy description, risk limits, fund terms and status, service providers, and performance history.
  • Evaluate fund's performance record versus objectives, benchmarks, and peers given assumed risk under varied environments and asset levels. This includes a statistical review of systematic risk, biases, and reliability of data. We then make a final decision based upon all of the criteria listed above.

 

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This site has been published for residents of the United States. The site has been prepared for informational purposes only. It is not an offer or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any security or instrument or to participate in any particular strategy. ChartMark Investments is a Registered Investment Advisor in the states of Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas. If you are not a resident of one of these three states we will not be able to share investment advice and related services with you at this time. Should you desire information on ways in which our company may help you with your financial service interests please feel free to contact us. We may be able to become registered in your state or qualify for a de minimis exemption at which time we would be able to further discuss how our services may meet your needs.



This communication is strictly intended for individuals residing in the state(s) of LA, OK and TX. No offers may be made or accepted from any resident outside the specific states referenced.
 


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