International ADR Equity

Mutual Fund

GIM believes that a benchmark-agnostic portfolio of international American Depository Receipts (ADRs), constructed with a disciplined blend of proprietary multi-factor models and downside risk screens, may achieve long-term performance.

The competitive advantage of our International ADR strategy is derived from the following key attributes:

Quantitative discipline; fundamental insight
Models based on intuitive fundamentals that drive performance

Proprietary, diversified models for each country and sector
Unique models for buying and selling

Initial equal weighting vs. weighting by market cap
Minimizes single-stock risk; avoids bias toward expensive ADRs

Discipline emphasizes high quality and valuation
Potential for superior upside and downside capture

Summary Investment Guidelines

  • Universe: MSCI World, ex U.S.
  • Benchmark: MSCI World, ex U.S.
  • 70-120 holdings
  • Initial position maximum: 1%
  • Existing position maximum: 3% for any security
  • Sector: +/–5% vs. MSCI World, ex U.S.

Portfolio Managers

  • Vladimir de Vassal, CFA

    Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Equity
  • Paul T. Sullivan, CFA

    Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Equity
  • Alexander R. Atanasiu, CFA

    Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Equity
As of 12/31/2020 QTD YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEAR 5 YEAR 10 YEAR Since Inception Inception Date
Quantitative International ADR Equity (Gross) 14.5% 3.0% 3.0% 1.3% 4.8% 3.81% 6.9% 11/30/1988
Quantitative International ADR Equity (Net) 14.3% 2.2% 2.2% 0.5% 4.1% 2.9% 6.3%  
Blended Benchmark* 15.8% 7.4% 7.4% 4.2% 7.4% 5.5% 4.8%  

Calendar Year Returns

  Glenmede Gross Glenmede Net Blended Bencmark* Gross +/-
2020 3.0% 2.2% 7.4% -4.4%
2019 19.2% 18.3% 22.0% -2.8%
2018 -15.4% -16.0% -13.8% -1.6%
2017 23.5% 22.6% 25.0% -1.5%
2016 -1.3% -2.1% 1.0% -2.3%
2015 3.2% 2.5% -0.8% 4.0%
2014 -8.1% -9.1% -4.9% -3.2%
2013 20.7% 19.3% 22.8% -2.1%
2012 15.6% 14.3% 17.3% -1.8%
2011 -13.3% -14.3% -12.1% -1.1%
2010 7.8% 6.6% 7.8% 0.0%
2009 42.6% 41.0% 31.8% 10.8%
2008 -46.1% -46.7% -43.4% -2.7%
2007 7.6% 6.5% 11.2% -3.6%
2006 28.2% 26.8% 23.3% 1.9%
2005 14.2% 13.8% 13.5% 0.6%
2004 22.3% 21.1% 20.2% 2.0%
2003 35.7% 35.6% 38.6% -2.8%

*The Blended Benchmark consists of the MSCI EAFE from inception through 2/28/2020 and the MSCI World ex US thereafter. Prior to 03/01/2020, the benchmark shown was the MSCI EAFE. The MSCI World ex US benchmark is the equivalent of the MSCI EAFE plus Canada. This change improves potential diversification which is expected to improve alpha opportunity and tracking error. The MSCI World ex US Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets, excluding the US. The MSCI World ex US Index consists of the following 22 developed market country indices: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. One cannot invest directly in an index. The MSCI EAFE Index is a group of unmanaged securities widely regarded by investors to be representative of the stock markets of Europe, Australia, and the Far East. The Index is a total return index net of foreign withholding taxes on dividends. MSCI EAFE Index is an equity index which captures large and mid-cap representation across Developed Markets countries* around the world, excluding the US and Canada. *Developed Markets countries in the MSCI EAFE Index include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. One cannot invest directly in an index. Source: MSCI.  MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein.  The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used as a basis for other indexes or any securities or financial products.  This  report is not approved, endorsed, reviewed or produced by MSCI. None of the MSCI data is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such.


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