KAR International Small-Cap
The Fund seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted long-term returns by investing in the stocks of international small-cap companies with durable competitive advantages, excellent management, lower financial risk, and strong growth trajectories. A disciplined investment process is employed to identify businesses that are differentiated by above-average returns on capital and trading at attractive valuations.
Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management, LLC
Kayne Anderson Rudnick believes that superior risk-adjusted returns may be achieved through investment in high-quality companies with market dominance, excellent management, financial strength, and consistent growth, purchased at reasonable prices.
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Craig Thrasher, CFA
Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst
Industry start date: 2003
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2012
Craig Thrasher is a portfolio manager and senior research analyst at Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management with primary research responsibilities for the international small-cap and emerging markets small-cap strategies.
Before joining Kayne Anderson Rudnick in 2008, Mr. Thrasher worked at Kirr, Marbach & Company as an equity analyst and at Wedbush Morgan Securities in correspondent credit.
Mr. Thrasher earned a B.S. in business and public administration, with a concentration in finance, from the University of Arizona, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. He is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder. He began working in the investment industry in 2003.
Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst
Industry start date: 2004
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2018
Hyung Kim is a portfolio manager and senior research analyst at Kayne Anderson Rudnick (KAR) with primary responsibilities for the emerging markets small-cap and international small-cap strategies.
Prior to joining KAR in 2017, Mr. Kim served as an international equity analyst at Advisory Research Inc. for seven years, and as a portfolio manager on its global value strategy. Before joining Advisory Research, he worked as a research analyst at Coghill Capital Management and in corporate banking at HSBC and Woori Bank in Seoul, Korea. Mr. Kim also worked as an equity research intern at CLSA in Seoul.
Mr. Kim earned a B.A. in German with a minor in economics from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea, and an M.B.A. in accounting and finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is fluent in Korean and German. Mr. Kim began working in the investment industry in 2004.
Searches for quality international small-cap companies with solid balance sheets, consistent growth, profitability, and market dominant business models
Extensive fundamental research favors companies with less business risk, as defined by lower earnings variability, consistent and profitable growth, high returns on capital, strong free cash flow, and a low organic need for external financing, all of which can help to protect profits in difficult markets
Focused on the portfolio team's 30-60 strongest investment opportunities, with a long-term, low-turnover approach to realize full stock value potential
Top Holdings (% Fund)
|VOSTOK NEW VENTURES LTD||
|Auto Trader Group PLC||
|WABCO Holdings Inc||
|Mortgage Advice Bureau Holdings Ltd||
|REA Group Ltd||
|Haw Par Corp Ltd||
Holdings are subject to change.
|Average Weighted Market Cap (billions)||$2.08|
|Median Market Cap (billions)||$0.39|
|Trailing P/E Ex-Negative Earnings||18.47|
Sector Allocation (% Equity)
Top Countries (% Invested Assets)
Performance & Risk
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