EAFE Strategy

Q4 2022 | December 31, 2022

Annualized Returns (%) 

QTD YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Since Inception1
Gross of fees 15.67 -17.23 -17.23 0.59 1.93 4.37
Net of fees 15.54 -17.62 -17.62 0.11 1.43 3.80
Benchmark 17.34 -14.45 -14.45 0.87 1.54 3.37
1 Inception Date: October 1, 2013 2 Benchmark: MSCI EAFE Net


Portfolio Weight
Excess return (gross since inception) 0.99%
Excess return (net since inception) 0.42%
Tracking error 2.58%
Standard deviation (annualized) 14.52%
Information ratio (gross since inception) 0.38
Information ratio (net since inception) 0.16
Upside capture (3 yr) 101.14%
Downside capture (3 yr) 101.18%
Wtd. Avg. Market Capitalization $68,906.39mm
Weighted average market cap (benchmark) $76,491.63mm

Sector Weights (%)

Portfolio Weight Benchmark Weight

Communication Services 3.64 4.45
Consumer Discretionary 13.24 11.12
Consumer Staples 10.90 10.47
Energy 6.27 4.95
Financials 18.06 18.66
Health Care 14.89 13.55
Industrials 15.50 15.06
Information Technology 9.61 7.81
Materials 5.30 7.80
Real Estate 0.96 2.63
Utilities 1.64 3.49

Top Ten Holdings (%)

Portfolio Weight
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE 1.88
EssilorLuxottica SA 1.78
Roche Holding Ltd Dividend Right Cert. 1.46
ASML Holding NV 1.44
Pernod Ricard SA 1.38
Nintendo Co., Ltd. 1.27
Novo Nordisk A/S Class B 1.20
AstraZeneca PLC 1.18
Novartis AG 1.16
L’Oreal S.A. 1.14

Region Weights (%)

Europe Core 50.48
Pacific Rim 25.67
United Kingdom 14.89
Canada 5.01
Middle East 1.30
South Asia 0.17
Cash 2.47

Total product assets shown above may include accounts that are not reflected in the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®)* report below. Portfolio characteristics are subject to change, and current holdings may differ. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Returns are presented gross and net of management fees and include the reinvestment of all income. GIPS-compliant performance information for the firm’s strategies and products are available upon request at info@xponance.com. A GIPS report is found at the end of this presentation. Statistics shown above are supplemental information to the GIPS report at the end of this presentation. Results represent preliminary data which is subject to change. For further performance data, please see the Xponance® EAFE Strategy disclosures below.

*GIPS® is a registered trademark of CFA Institute. CFA Institute does not endorse or promote this organization, nor does it warrant the accuracy or quality of the content contained herein.

Portfolio Management

Tina Byles Williams

Chief Investment Officer & Lead Portfolio Manager

Thomas Quinn, CFA

Managing Director, Sr. Portfolio Manager, Tactical & Multi-Manager Strategies

About Xponance®

Xponance® is a multistrategy investment firm offering strategies across equity and fixed income. We are independent and employee owned by women and diverse professionals, whose common passion is to do the right thing for our clients and each other. Xponance® is the successor firm representing the integration of two great legacy firms, FIS Group, Inc. and Piedmont Investment Advisors, LLC

Investment Philosophy

We believe that a carefully constructed portfolio of small, entrepreneurial managers can outperform its benchmark and large AUM peers on a risk adjusted basis over a full market cycle, without taking on uncompensated levels of active risk. This strategy is defined by exposure to undiscovered, high conviction EAFE equity managers, who we
are delivering to clients in customizable solutions.

Portfolio Facts

Inception date 10/1/2013
Assets in strategy $2,417mm
Woman or diverse owned managers 40-60%
Target active share >75
Benchmark MSCI EAFE Net
Min. investment $25mm
Vehicle(s) available Separately managed

Annual Disclosure Presentation

Performance Results (%) 3-Yr Annualized Ex-Post Standard Deviation (%)
Year End Composite Gross TWR Composite Net TWR Benchmark1 Composite Gross Benchmark1 Number of Portfolios Composite Assets ($mm) Total Firm Assets ($mm)
2021 12.89 12.37 11.26 16.58 16.92 5 or Fewer 2,928 14,866
2020 8.91 8.37 7.82 17.34 17.89 5 or Fewer 1,222 12,493
2019 23.07 22.46 22.01 10.50 10.81 5 or Fewer 968 4,621
2018 -12.17 -12.62 -13.79 11.25 11.24 5 or Fewer 678 4,868
2017 28.03 27.38 25.03 11.04 11.83 5 or Fewer 776 5,103
2016 0.11 -0.53 1.00 11.67 12.46 5 or Fewer 608 4,695
2015 3.10 2.44 -0.81 N/A N/A 5 or Fewer 104 4,475
2014 -3.17 -3.79 -4.90 N/A N/A 5 or Fewer 101 4,527
20132 5.48 5.31 5.71 N/A N/A 5 or Fewer 105 4,368
Composite inception date: September 30, 2013. 1 Benchmark: MSCI EAFE Net 2 Results shown for the calendar year 2013 represent partial period performance from October 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.

Xponance,® Inc. (“Xponance®”) claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) and has prepared and presented this report in compliance with the GIPS standards. Xponance® has been independently verified for the periods from November 1, 1998 through December 31, 2021. The verification report is available upon request.

A firm that claims compliance with the GIPS standards must establish policies and procedures for complying with all the applicable requirements of the GIPS standards. Verification provides assurance on whether the firm’s policies and procedures related to composite and pooled fund maintenance, as well as the calculation, presentation, and distribution of performance, have been designed in compliance with the GIPS standards and have been implemented on a firm-wide basis. Verification does not provide assurance on the accuracy of any specific performance report.

GIPS® is a registered trademark of CFA Institute. CFA Institute does not endorse or promote this organization, nor does it warrant the accuracy or quality of the content contained herein.

On August 31, 2018, FIS Group, Inc. (“FIS Group”) acquired Piedmont Investment Advisors, Inc.’s (“PIA”) predecessor, Piedmont Investment Advisors, LLC. Xponance®, Inc. (“Xponance®”) is an independent, registered investment adviser and is the successor registrant under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”) to both FIS Group and its wholly-owned subsidiary, PIA. Pursuant to a corporate rebranding and consolidation strategy, Xponance® was established effective April 1, 2020, to leverage the long histories of its predecessor entities in providing customized investment management products to institutional clients. FIS Group (through its former subsidiaries, Fiduciary Investment Solutions, Inc. and FIS Funds Management, Inc.) managed assets since 1996 and PIA (through its former affiliate Piedmont Investment Advisors, LLC) began managing assets in 2000. The firm maintains a list of composite descriptions and limited pool fund(s) descriptions, which is available upon request. Total firm asset presented through, and including, Calendar Year 2019 represent total firm asset for FIS Group as, prior to April 1, 2020, this composite was managed by legacy firm FIS Group. Total firm assets presented for periods after April 1, 2020 represent the total firm assets of Xponance®.

Xponance® EAFE Strategy is a developed non-US equity composite which contains fully discretionary non-US equity account(s) that are constructed by using the manager of managers concept. Accounts that are no longer with the firm are included through the last full measurement period such accounts were managed in the composite’s style. For comparison purposes this composite is measured against the MSCI EAFE net Index. Since the performance inception of the composite, sub-advisor(s) have been utilized to manage assets within the Xponance® EAFE Strategy. The Xponance® EAFE Strategy composite was created October 1, 2013.

Past performance is not indicative of future results. The US Dollar is the currency used to express performance. Returns include the effect of foreign currency exchange rates. Sources of foreign exchange rates may be different among the portfolios within a composite, and between the composite and the benchmark. Composite performance is presented net of foreign withholding taxes on dividends, interest income, and capital gains. The actual tax rate applied may vary by custodian and the investor’s domicile. MSCI uses the maximum withholding tax rate applicable to institutional investors in calculating MSCI net dividends.

Gross of fee performance results are presented gross of management fees and include the reinvestment of all income. Net of fee performance results reflect the deduction of the actual management fees. Actual management fees incurred by clients may vary. Xponance® uses the following asset-based standard fee schedule: 0.90% for the first $50 million, 0.875% for the next $50 million, 0.85% for the next $50 million, 0.825% for the next $50 million, 0.80% thereafter. Policies for valuing investments, calculating performance, and preparing GIPS reports are available upon request.

The three-year annualized standard deviation measures the variability of the composite gross returns and the benchmark returns over the preceding 36-month period.

Internal dispersion is calculated using the equal-weighted standard deviation of annual gross of fee returns of those portfolios that were included in the composite for the entire year. For those years when less than six portfolios were included in the composite for the full year, no dispersion measure is presented.