Small Cap Equity

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Small Cap Equity


To construct a sector diversified portfolio of 361 Capital’s best picks of U.S. companies from our small cap investment universe. To achieve greater than 250 bps over the appropriate benchmark while effectively managing risk through a diversified portfolio of alpha producing stocks.

Our objective is to identify securities through behavioral valuation techniques unique to 361 Capital that we expect to provide attractive risk adjusted returns. It is our goal to predict and capture alpha based upon favorable earnings announcements or upward earnings revisions.

We have an experienced investment team with over 96 years combined experience utilizing proprietary techniques to identify attractive securities, to maximize alpha capture and a disciplined and methodical selling process that keeps the portfolio with what we believe to be the best opportunities for return.

Excess return and Tracking Error objectives:   Relative to the targeted benchmark over a 3-5 year period.  This time horizon is relevant given that this investment process cannot eliminate the possibility of random events driving short-term performance.

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  • Sources of Return

    "Our process attempts to add alpha through stock selection, rather than sector “bets” against the benchmark. Thus, we have established a target number of positions for each of the sectors included in our universe."