U.S. Value

Rigorous fundamental research performed through a quantitative lens

Our U.S. Value strategies seek to invest in the stocks of companies that appear undervalued based on our assessment of their intrinsic value. We apply the same investment process across approximately $1.9 billion in large-cap, SMID-cap and small-cap value strategies. Our disciplined, consistent process has historically delivered attractive long-term returns across these market capitalizations and through different market cycles.

Innovative Screening Tool

To identify potential investment candidates, we employ a proprietary quantitative screening tool that analyzes a company’s ROIC (Return on Invested Capital) in relation to its enterprise value. Historical evidence shows that ROIC is the most effective metric to determine the likelihood of a company’s ability to create future shareholder value. Our innovative screening tool allows us to focus our fundamental research on stocks which we believe have the highest probability of delivering long-term outperformance.

Long-Term Outlook

We analyze each company’s fundamentals within the context of a three-to-five year outlook. Our buy-to-own approach generally leads to low portfolio turnover and helps us purchase stocks at a discount from their intrinsic value.

Strong Track Record*


Small Cap Value Composite Returns

Top 3% of Competitor Universe Since Inception

SMid Cap Value Composite Returns

Top 1% of Competitor Universe Since Inception

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Key Investment Professionals

Jim Schier, CFA

Portfolio Manager

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Important Disclosures

*As of 12.31.2015. U.S. Small-Mid Cap Value ranking based on gross returns for Guggenheim’s SMid Cap Value Composite versus 15 competitors in the eVestment Alliance U.S. Small-Mid Cap Value Equity universe. For the last 1-, 3-, 5-, 7- and 10-year periods, U.S. Small-Mid Cap Value ranked in the top 68%, 80%, 84%, 83% and 57%, respectively, versus 95, 92, 85, 75 and 53 competitors, respectively. U.S. Small Cap Value ranking based on gross returns for Guggenheim’s Small Cap Value Composite versus 216 competitors in the eVestment Alliance U.S. Small Cap Value Equity universe. For the last 1-, 3-, 5- and 7-year periods, Small Cap Value ranked in the top 63%, 75%, 69% and 17%, respectively, versus 256, 248, 238 and 222 competitors, respectively. Data taken from eVestment Alliance on 04.07.2016. Guggenheim Investments composite peer rankings represent percentile rankings which are based on monthly gross of fee returns and reflect where those returns fall within the indicated eVestment Alliance (EA) universe. EA provides third party databases, including the institutional investment database from which the presented information was extracted. The EA institutional investment database consists of over 1,500 active institutional managers, investment consultants, plan sponsors, and other similar financial institutions actively reporting on over 10,000 products. Only information regarding full year performance and rankings is presented as Guggenheim Investments believes performance for a full year period is an important factor. Additional information regarding EA rankings for year to date and since inception performance of the composites is available on EA’s website.

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee that any investment strategy will achieve its investment objectives or is suitable for all investors. Diversification does not ensure profit nor protect against loss. Every asset class is subject to various risks that affect their performance in different market cycles. Fixed income investments are subject to certain risks including market, interest-rate, issuer, credit, and inflation risk. Equity investments are subject to market risk or the risk of loss due to adverse company and industry news, or general economic decline. Alternative investments are subject to market risk, currency risk, foreign investment risks, liquidity risks, higher fees and expenses, regulatory restrictions, and volatility due to speculative trading and use of leverage.

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