Security Selection

Fisher Investments' Security Selection Process Involves:

Identifying Macro Drivers

Economic, political and sentiment drivers shape portfolio themes and weights.

Prospect List Definition

Basic quantitative screening process to help minimise risk and narrow the prospect list. Fisher Investments' Research Analysts screen any securities with insufficient liquidity or solvency. Securities are further screened based on Fisher Investments' macro views including valuation and/or style. Lastly, an outlier analysis is conducted to identify any stocks with categorisation, pricing, business activities and/or other characteristics outside of the peer group to ensure selected securities best leverage higher level themes.

Security Selection

Prospect list is further narrowed based upon fundamental research. Fundamental analysis includes:

Strategic Attribute Identification

Seek firms with underappreciated competitive or comparative advantages relative to peers.

Strategic Attribute Preferences

Identify attributes that best leverage portfolio themes.

Attribute Execution Analysis

Evaluates if the firm’s management has a cohesive executable plan for exploiting its strategic attribute(s).

Relative Valuation Analysis

Examines current valuations relative to peers, historic valuations, and the market.

Operational Risk Assessment

Operational red flag assessment to identify potential risks unrelated to valuations or day-to-day management.

Investing in financial markets involves the risk of loss and there is no guarantee that all or any capital invested will be repaid. Past performance neither guarantees nor reliably indicates future performance. The value of investments and the income from them will fluctuate with world financial markets and international currency exchange rates.

Fisher Investments Ireland Limited, trading as Fisher Investments Europe, is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), and is wholly owned by Fisher Asset Management, LLC, trading as Fisher Investments (FI). Fisher Investments Europe delegates portfolio management to its parent company, FI.