EuroPac International Value Fund
At a Glance
As of June 30, 2023
About the Fund
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The EuroPac Value Fund is a good option for investors looking for a combination of capital appreciation and income from a global and diversified portfolio of high quality firms.
Our fund is distinct from other value funds in that we focus on a much larger investment universe than the typical value fund, which is simply focused on the main markets in its benchmark. By focusing on a much larger opportunity set, including smaller countries with less focus from larger investors, we are able to extract value in places where others cannot.
Additionally, our investment process is distinct in that we focus on buying only the highest quality companies that have historically traded at a premium, but that have momentarily fallen in favor by investors. Rather than buy the typical value firms that most own, with stagnant earnings profiles, we look to add dynamic, high quality businesses at a discount. This involves a high level of initial diligence, patience and discipline, something we are not short of at Euro Pacific Asset Management.
By blazing our own trail, and focusing on all potential values across the world, we believe we are able to generate attractive returns over the long run, with less correlation to the peer group, adding to risk adjusted returns for investors in a diversified portfolio over the long run. Having the patience to wait for the right price to buy high-quality companies, also means longer holding periods which results in lower portfolio turnover and more tax-efficiency.
Our process begins with a thorough and complete review of all investible companies within our universe. This review is both qualitative and quantitative, with the goal of identifying exceptional companies with strong balance sheets, that are positioned in industries with positive long-term prospects. The highest quality businesses are then valued and placed on a watch list. We will then patiently wait until a business on the watch list hits our target buy price, which incorporates a large margin of safety. By focusing on the long term and having a low portfolio turnover, we believe we are able to increase the chances of successful security selection.
Top 10 Holdings
As of June 30, 2023 | % of Total Portfolio Holdings
|British American Tobacco PLC||5.4%|
|Etablissements Franz Colruyt NV||4.2%|
|Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd||3.6%|
|Tencent Holdings Ltd||3.4%|
|Barrick Gold Corp||3.1%|
|The Bank of Nova Scotia||3.0%|
|Philip Morris International||2.9%|