Duff & Phelps International Series
The Series offers access to international equity markets through a high conviction core portfolio, with a bias toward value and quality. The bottom-up process evaluates securities using a Cash Flow Return on Invested Capital approach to valuation, which helps to quantify a company's true economic return absent accounting distortions, and creates better comparability between countries. This is coupled with deep fundamental analysis to assess the financial strength, franchise quality, and management alignment of individual securities. Top-down research is used to inform global and regional allocation decisions, and determine country and sector selection. A variety of factors, including monetary policy, geopolitical factors, direction of interest rate movements, economic growth and outlook, and valuation are considered.
The subadviser of the Series transitioned from Euclid Advisors LLC to Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. on September 7, 2016, following Euclid's assumption of responsibilities on November 2, 2015. There was no change to the portfolio manager or the investment approach. Performance prior to November 2, 2015 was attained by the prior manager. Effective April 28, 2017 this Series changed its name from the Virtus International Series.
Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.
Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. offers specialty investment strategies that strive to enhance client outcomes. The product mix, which includes Global Listed Infrastructure, Global Real Estate, MLPs & Energy, and International Equity, was developed from the fundamental company research expertise first established back in 1932. Today the firm continues to stand for Quality, Reliability, and Specialization.Visit the Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. website
Frederick A. Brimberg
Senior Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager
Industry start date: 1979
Start date with fund: 2015
Frederick Brimberg is a senior managing director at Duff & Phelps Investment Management, an affiliate of Virtus Investment Partners, where he serves as senior portfolio manager of the International Equity strategy. Mr. Brimberg and the International Equity team joined Duff & Phelps in 2016 from Euclid Advisors LLC, another Virtus affiliate.
Mr. Brimberg’s career spans 30-plus years in investment management, trading, and capital markets. Prior to joining Euclid in 2012, he was a senior vice president and international equity portfolio manager at Avatar Associates where he started the international equity strategy in 2006. Earlier, he was vice president and portfolio manager for ING Investment Management with a focus on the international separately managed account product.
From 1990 to 2000, Mr. Brimberg held several positions at Lexington Management, including as a research analyst specializing in cyclical sectors within the developed international and emerging markets. Earlier in his financial career, he was a partner at Brimberg & Co., a New York Stock Exchange member firm, and he worked in institutional equity sales at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb Inc.
Mr. Brimberg earned a B.A. in psychology from Washington & Lee University and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University. He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and sits on the Bank of New York ADR committee. He has been working in the investment industry since 1979.
Top Holdings (% Series)
|Ashtead Group plc||
|DBS Group Holdings Ltd||
|BNP Paribas SA Class A||
|ING Groep NV||
|Average Weighted Market Cap (billions)||$33.62|
|Median Market Cap (billions)||$19.64|
|3-Year EPS Growth Rate||14.38|
Sector Allocation (% Equity)
Top Countries (% Invested Assets)
Performance & Risk
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|Virtus Duff & Phelps International Series Summary Prospectus|
|Virtus Duff & Phelps International Series Class I Summary Prospectus|
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