Sprott Focused Global Dividend Class
WHY INVEST IN SPROTT FOCUSED GLOBAL DIVIDEND CLASS?
- Portfolio manager with proven experience managing global equities.
- Concentrated portfolio of high-quality companies, not limited by market cap or sector.
- Actively managed, repeatable and disciplined investment process.
- Tax-efficient monthly distribution, targeted at 3.5% per annum.
A FOCUSED APPROACH TO EQUITY INVESTING
Sprott Focused Business Investing means investing in a focused manner, in high quality businesses.
The focus is on businesses with a franchise value advantage as shown by their pricing power, differentiated service or product and superior long-term returns on capital. The result is a focused portfolio of 35-40 high-quality companies that have been well-researched and thoroughly understood.
High-quality business is at the core of the strategy. It is defined as a business that generates strong returns on invested capital, strong recurring free cash flow from a collection of irreplaceable assets capitalized with low amounts of debt.
Returns on invested capital (ROIC) – is considered the best long-term measure of the quality of a business and the skill of the management team operating the business.
Free cash flow – it is what gives business life. The strategy only invests in businesses with strong, recurring positive free cash flow.
Irreplaceable assets can be tangible or intangible and are easily spotted in many franchise businesses.
Debt and its servicing cost can leave the shareholders more vulnerable to cyclical downturns, when revenues and cash flow decline. Generally, the less debt the company has, the better.
The strategy only invests in a company once the margin of safety is large enough to compensate for the risk. Companies that make up the portfolio are continuously monitored to make sure they continue to offer the required return potential.
Sprott Focused Business Investing is designed to build a concentrated portfolio of high-quality businesses that will generate superior risk-adjusted returns over the long term. The portfolio consists of companies with high returns on invested capital, run by management teams that behave like true stewards of investor capital, added to the portfolio only when they are priced to deliver sufficient return for the risk incurred.
Sprott has agreed to institute a cap on the MER of the Series A units of the Fund at 2.5% until at least December 31, 2017. This cap will be achieved by Sprott absorbing or waiving fees or expenses of this Series that would cause the MER to exceed the cap. As a result, the MER of the Series A units of the Fund may be lower than the MER that would have applied had all of the fees and expenses that could be charged to the Series were in fact charged to the Series. Sprott may, in its sole discretion, cease to absorb or waive these fees or expenses at any time without notice.