Aperçu de la stratégie

Investment Approch

We are fundamental bottom-up stock pickers who invest for the long term. We believe that the best strategy for investment success is by investing in high-quality, well-managed small-cap companies that are trading below their intrinsic value.

We look for companies with:

  • Outstanding management teams
  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • Strong operating cash flows
  • High returns on capital
  • Stock trading below intrinsic value
  • Consistent long-term growth prospects

Our biggest advantage is the depth of knowledge we develop on our investments
About The Portfolio
Inception Date June 2000
Performance Benchmark Russell 2000
Strategy AUM US$2,676 M
Investment Style GARP
Process Fundamental Bottom-up
Turnover Low
Minimum Initial Investment $5 million
Minimum holdings 35 to 50
Reasons To Invest
  • Experienced investment team with unique and focused expertise in the management of small-cap strategies
  • Higher return and lower volatility versus the benchmark
  • Rigorous investment process with a hands-on approach ensuring strong practices
  • Superior knowledge of portfolio companies and strong access and relationships with their management team
  • ESG factors reviewed and analyzed as part of a robust fundamental research process
  • 100% owned by its employees, aligning our interests with those of our clients
Strategy profile - Profil de la stratégie

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Key Characteristics

Sector Allocation
Top Five Stocks (%)
Security Sector Weight
Grand Canyon Education Inc. Consumer Discretionary 3.7
StoneX Group Inc. Financials 3.3
Ensign Group Inc. Health Care 3.0
Virtu Financial Financials 3.0
Federal Signal Corp. Industrials 3.0
Key Financial Characteristics
Market Cap (weighted average) $4,648 M
5-yr expected EPS Growth Rate 13%
FY1 P/E (median) 17.4 x
ROE (median) 17.8%
Downside capture (10 yr) 81
Upside capture (10 yr) 96

Strategy Overview

The strategy outperformed its benchmark in a wide variety of market environments over the past 21 years. This was achieved through consistent
positioning into attractively valued, high-quality companies, and a balance between high-quality defensive stocks and high-quality growth cyclical
stocks at an attractive valuation.

Performance (%)

Per period and calendar year performance

2020 13.61 19.96 -6.35
2019 29.96 25.52 4.44
2018 -2.60 -11.10 8.41
2017 16.58 14.65 1.93
2016 25.89 21.31 4.58
2015 -0.86 -4.41 3.55
2014 4.37 4.89 -0.52
2013 4.37 4.89 -0.52
2012 4.37 4.89 -0.52
In U.S. Dollars, as at September 30,2021

Annualized performance

Period Van Berkom Russell 2000 Index Value Added
2021 16.79 14.82 1.97
2020 13.61 19.96 -6.35
2019 29.96 25.52 4.44
2018 -2.60 -11.10 8.41
2017 16.58 14.65 1.93
2016 25.89 21.31 4.58
2015 -0.86 -4.41 3.55
2014 4.37 4.89 -0.52
2013 4.37 4.89 -0.52
2012 4.37 4.89 -0.52

Past performance is not a guarantee or indicator of future results. Inherent in any investment is the risk of loss.
Composite returns, presented gross of management fees.
YTD = Year to date
SI = Since inception

Équipe de gestion de portefeuille

Mathieu Sirois Lead Portfolio Manager 21
Owen Gibbons Senior Portfolio Manager 24
Zhuo Ling Senior Portfolio Manager 21
Ammar Ali Senior Analyst 17
Alexandre Innes Senior Analyst 8
Julien Cicci Senior Analyst 7

* All team members are also Van Berkom shareholders.

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Van Berkom and Associates Inc. (“Van Berkom”) is registered in Canada with the Autorité des marchésfinanciers (“AMF”), the Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba Securities Commissions as Portfolio Manager. In the United States, Van Berkom is defined as a Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) registered independent investment advisor. The information provided herein is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide professional advice and should not be relied upon in that regard. It should not be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell a security. It does not take into account any investor’s particular investment objectives, strategies, tax status or investment horizon. There is no representation or warranty as to the current accuracy of, nor liability for, decisions based on such information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Performance is presented gross of all management fees. Van Berkom claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). 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. Important information about Van Berkom, including a GIPS® Composite Report and additional information regarding policies for calculating and reporting returns, may be obtained from Van Berkom by communicating with Andy Kong, Senior Director, Institutional Markets at akong@vanberkomglobal.com.

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