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Vontobel Global Opportunities

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$ (as of )
Total Assets by Class
$110,667,051.50 (as of 01/17/2020)
Total Assets by Fund
$363,362,031.38 (as of 01/17/2020)
Morningstar Category
World Large Stock

Portfolio Overview

Investment Overview

The Fund seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted long-term returns by investing in high-quality companies across the globe. Fundamental, bottom-up research aims to identify well-managed businesses with consistent operating histories and financial performance that have favorable long-term economic prospects, and, in most cases, generate free cash flow.

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Management Team

Investment Partner

Vontobel Asset Management

Vontobel Asset Management believes that the best way to achieve capital appreciation and outperform the market over time is by investing in well-managed businesses with consistent operating histories and financial performance that have favorable long-term economic prospects.

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Investment Professionals

Matthew Benkendorf

Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager, Senior Research Analyst

Industry start date: 1998
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2009

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Ramiz Chelat

Executive Director, Portfolio Manager, Senior Research Analyst

Industry start date: 1997
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2016

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Key Features

High-Quality Growth

Searches for quality, high-return growth businesses with strong profitability and durable franchises, trading at attractive valuations

Benchmark Unconstrained

A high-conviction, concentrated approach to investing that focuses on minimizing business risk rather than Index risk

Lower Volatility Approach

A long-term-focused investment philosophy and approach which strives to offer market participation with less risk and volatility than the Index

Portfolio Characteristics

Top Holdings (% Fund)

(as of 12/31/2019)
Microsoft Corp
Mastercard Inc
Unilever NV
Safran SA
Visa Inc
HDFC Bank Ltd
 3.44% Inc
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc
Medtronic PLC
Sap SE

Holdings are subject to change.

Holdings are subject to change.


(as of 12/31/2019)
Average Weighted Market Cap (billions) $221.89
Median Market Cap (billions) $84.39
Trailing P/E Ex-Negative Earnings 27.66
Price-to-Cash Flow 22.03
Price-to-Book Value 5.94
3-Year EPS Growth Rate 17.27

Sector Allocation (% Equity)

(as of 12/31/2019)

Top Countries (% Invested Assets)

(as of 12/31/2019)

Performance & Risk

Growth of $10,000 Investment

From to

This chart assumes an initial investment of $10,000 made on for Class ddd shares including any applicable sales charges. Performance assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gain distributions.


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Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Sales Charge and Expenses

Distribution History2

(as of )
Reinvest NAV

Please view the Fund’s Section 19-a notices, which set forth information regarding the composition of the distributions, including any portion that may constitute a return of capital.

Risk Statistics3

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Fund Index
Std Dev

Risk Considerations

Equity Securities: The market price of equity securities may be adversely affected by financial market, industry, or issuer-specific events. Focus on a particular style or on small or medium-sized companies may enhance that risk.
Foreign & Emerging Markets: Investing internationally, especially in emerging markets, involves additional risks such as currency, political, accounting, economic, and market risk.
Prospectus: For additional information on risks, please see the fund's prospectus.

Documents & Resources

Marketing Materials

Virtus Vontobel Global Opportunities Fund Fact Sheet - R6
Virtus Vontobel Global Opportunities Fund Fact Sheet - A
Virtus Vontobel Global Opportunties Fund Fact Sheet - I
Virtus Vontobel Global Opportunities Fund Commentary
Vontobel Global Opportunities Presentation
Beyond Geography: Vontobel's Distinct Global Footprint
Morningstar - Quarterly Ratings
Vontobel: An Integrated Approach to ESG Investing
Virtus Vontobel Global Equity Funds Menu
Vontobel Market Review & Outlook
Why "Home Bias" Is Shortsighted
Vontobel Viewpoints: Consumer Staples: Orphans or Heroes?

Financial Materials

Virtus Opportunities Trust Statutory Prospectus
Virtus Vontobel Global Opportunities Summary Prospectus
Virtus Opportunities Trust Prospectus XBRL 485B 01 28 2019
Virtus Opportunities Trust SAI
Virtus Opportunities Trust Annual Report
Virtus Opportunities Trust Semiannual Report
Mutual Fund Distributions


Virtus Vontobel Global Opportunities Country Weights
Virtus Vontobel Global Opportunities Quarterly Holdings
Virtus Vontobel Global Opportunities Top Holdings

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of any Virtus Mutual Fund before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contains this and other information about the fund. Please contact your financial representative, call 1-800-243-4361 to obtain a current prospectus and/or summary prospectus. You should read the prospectus and/or summary prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.

Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Average annual total return is the annual compound return for the indicated period. It reflects the change in share price and the reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. NAV returns do not include the effect of any applicable sales charges. POP and w/CDSC returns include the effect of maximum applicable sales charges.

Returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative total returns.

Lipper Fund Award Winner for the five-year period in the Global Large-Cap Growth category. The Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The highest 20% of funds in each category are named Lipper Leaders for Consistent Return and receive a score of 5, the next 20% receive a score of 4, the middle 20% are scored 3, the next 20% are scored 2 and the lowest 20% are scored 1. For Lipper Best Individual Funds, the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value within each eligible classification determines the fund classification winner for each time period. For a detailed explanation, please review the Lipper Leaders methodology document at Lipper, Inc. is a nationally recognized organization that ranks the performance of mutual funds. Although Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Lipper. 99 Mid-Cap Growth Funds were eligible for the three year period.
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1 Yields/Distributions: 30-day SEC Yield is a standardized yield calculated according to a formula set by the SEC, and is subject to change. 30-day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) is the 30-day SEC Yield without the effect of applicable expense waivers. Distribution Rate is calculated by (a) annualizing the latest distribution for fixed income funds or funds less than 1 year old, or (b) summing all distributions over the preceding 12 months for all other funds, and dividing the NAV on the last business date of the period.

2 Distribution History: Distributions are represented on a cash basis and may be reclassified at year end for tax purposes. The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes. STCG: Short Term Capital Gain, LTCG: Long Term Capital Gain

3 Risk Statistics: R2 is a statistical measure that represents the percentage of a fund or security's movements that can be explained by movements in a benchmark index. Beta is a quantitative measure of the volatility of a given portfolio to the overall market. Alpha is a risk adjusted measure of an investment's excess return relative to a benchmark. A positive Alpha indicates that the investment produced a return greater than expected for the risk (as measured by Beta) taken. Standard Deviation measures variability of returns around the average return for an investment fund. Higher standard deviation suggests greater risk. Risk Statistics are calculated using 36 monthly returns.

4 Characteristics: For Equity Funds: Trailing P/E Ex-Negative Earnings: Per-share stock price divided by the latest 12-months Earnings per Share; Price/Cash Flow: Per-share stock price divided by the per-share operating cash flow; Price/Book: Per-share stock price divided by the latest 12-month per-share Book Value; 3-Year EPS Growth Rate: Average of earnings per share growth for latest 3-year period. The 3-Year EPS Growth Rate is not a forecast of the fund's performance.

4 Characteristics: For Fixed Income Funds: Effective Duration represents the interest rate sensitivity of a fixed income fund. For example, if a fund's effective duration is five years, a 1% increase in interest rates would result in a 5% decline in the fund's price. Similarly, a 1% decline in interest rates would result in a 5% gain in the fund's price.

Morningstar Disclosures:
The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Ratings do not take into account the effects of sales charges and loads.

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