S&P 500 ESG Enhanced Strategy
Q1 2022 | March 31, 2022
Annualized Returns (%)
|QTD||YTD||1 Year||3 Years||5 Years||7 Years||10 Years||Since Inception1|
|Gross of fees||-4.44||-4.44||–||–||–||–||–||11.72|
|Net of fees||-4.46||-4.46||–||–||–||–||–||11.61|
|1 Inception Date: April 12, 2021 2 Benchmark: S&P 500|
|Portfolio Weight||Benchmark Weight|
|Excess return (gross since inception)||0.39%||–|
|Excess return (net since inception)||0.28%||–|
|P/E using FY1 est||20.6||20.1|
|P/E using FY2 est||18.8||18.5|
|Historical 3 year EPS growth||20.9%||20.0%|
|Weighted average market cap on $M||$648,574mm||$647,046mm|
Sector Weights (%)
|Portfolio Weight||Benchmark Weight|
Top Ten Holdings (%)
|Alphabet Inc. Class A||2.22|
|Alphabet Inc. Class C||2.06|
|Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B||1.96|
|UnitedHealth Group Incorporated||1.29|
|Meta Platforms Inc. Class A||1.25|
- Structured and disciplined investment process
- Customized to incorporate ESG considerations
- Experienced investment team
- Corporate culture built on client service and diversity
Sumali Sanyal, CFA
Cameron McLennan, CFA
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 & Process
This strategy is managed versus the S&P 500 Index using a customized ESG overlay. ESG scores from Sustainalytics are used in the portfolio construction process to ensure that the portfolio has a better ESG profile than its benchmark. The strategy is risk aware and has a low turnover. The goal is to generate index like returns with a portfolio that has a more positive ESG profile.
|Assets in strategy||$11.1mm|
|Predicted tracking error||Less than 0.5%|
|Sectors||B/m ± 0.5%|
|Annual Turnover||Less than 15%|
|Vehicles available||Separately managed|
Annualized Disclosure Presentation
|Annualized Performance Results (%)||3-Yr Annualized Ex-Post Standard Deviation (%)|
|Year End||Composite Gross TWR||Composite Net TWR||Benchmark1||Composite Gross||Benchmark1||Number of Portfolios||Composite Assets ($mm)||Total Firm Assets ($mm)|
|20212||16.91||16.83||16.69||N/A||N/A||Five or fewer||11||14,867|
Composite inception date: April 30, 2021 1 Benchmark: S&P 500 2 Partial Period Performance Shown from 04/30/2021-12/31/2021
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, 2020. The verification report is available upon request.
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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.
S&P 500 ESG Enhanced Strategy Composite contains fully discretionary S&P 500 ESG accounts where the portfolios are customized to create a better ESG Risk Profile using Sustainalytics ESG Risk Ratings when measured against the S&P 500 Index. The S&P 500 ESG Enhanced Strategy Composite was created on April 30, 2021. The S&P 500 is an index of 500 stocks seen as a leading indicator of U.S. equities and a reflection of the performance of the large cap universe. The S&P 500 is a market value weighted index and one of the common benchmarks for the U.S. stock market.
Results are based on fully discretionary accounts under management. 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. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The composite maintains a significant cash flow policy. A significant cash flow has been defined as any client requested cash withdrawal where we must execute trades to generate the requested cash. We will remove the cash from the account the day we raise the cash; therefore, significant cash flows out of an account will be treated as a temporary account and the member account will remain in the composite. The significant cash flow policy applies for all periods.
The U.S. Dollar is the currency used to express performance. Returns are presented gross and net of management fees and include the reinvestment of all income. Net of fee performance was calculated using actual management fees. Policies for valuing investments, calculating performance, and preparing GIPS reports are available upon request.
The management fee schedule is as follows: First $50mm: 4 bps; Next $100mm: 3 bps; Next $100mm: 2 bps; Next $250mm: 1.5 bps; Over $500mm: 1 bps
Fees are charged to clients on a quarterly basis. Fees are calculated as a percentage of assets under management and vary based upon the type of product and the total amount of assets under management. The percentage fee is expressed terms of basis points (“BPS”) for our products. One hundred basis points equal 1%. All fees are negotiable.
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 presented is an equal-weighted standard deviation of annual gross returns of those portfolios that were 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.