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Emerging Markets Fund

Diversified exposure to emerging markets, capturing value and growth

NAV (as of 24 May 2019)

$11.61, +0.07

YTD

+1.84%

INCEPTION

30 Mar 2007

TICKER/CUSIP

CEMIX/149498107

Fact Sheet Prospectus

Fund Profile

The Fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in equity securities of companies located in emerging (less developed) markets and other investments that are tied economically to emerging markets. Generally these investments include common stock, preferred and preference stock, American Depositary Receipts, European Depositary Receipts, Global Depositary Receipts, and exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) that invest in emerging markets securities.

The Investment Adviser uses a quantitative investment approach to purchase and sell investments for the Fund. The Investment Adviser’s proprietary computer model analyzes a variety of factors to assist in selecting securities. The model currently analyzes factors relating to valuation, earnings growth, technical indicators, macroeconomics, currency, countries and sectors.

Minimum Investment$1,000,000
Sales ChargeNone
Net Expense Ratio1.15%
Dividend FrequencyAnnual
Capital Gain FrequencyAnnual
BenchmarkMSCI Emerging Markets

Performance

Fund Quarter to Date Year to Date 1 Year3 Year5 Year10 Year Since Inception
CEMIX 1.4%10.1%-9.1%9.7%3.1%9.0%4.1%
MSCI Emerging Markets 2.1%12.3%-4.7%11.7%4.4%7.9%4.0%
Fund Quarter to Date Year to Date 1 Year3 Year5 Year10 Year Since Inception
CEMIX 8.6%8.6%-12.7%9.4%3.0%10.7%4.0%
MSCI Emerging Markets 10.0%10.0%-7.1%11.1%4.1%9.3%3.9%

Portfolio

Asset Allocation as of 30 Apr 2019

Stocks 97%
Cash 3%

Characteristics as of 30 Apr 2019

Causeway MSCI Emerging Markets
No. of Holdings 140 1137
Wtd. Avg. Market Cap (Mn $US)$63,830$56,498
NTM Price/Earnings9.512.2
Price/Book Value1.31.7
NTM EPS Revision (Wtd. Avg)-10.1-10.1

A "Weighted Average” measures a characteristic by the market capitalization of each stock. Price/Book Ratio is the weighted average of the price/book ratios of all the stocks in a portfolio. The P/B ratio of a company is calculated by dividing the market price of its stock by the company’s per-share book value. The Price/Earnings Ratio is the weighted average of the price/earnings ratios of the stocks in a portfolio. “Earnings-per-Share” is the portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. “Earnings-per-Share year-over-year estimate growth (Next 12 Months)” is the average next-twelve-month earnings-per-share estimate from one year ago for an individual company compared with that estimate today; note that this calculation is done on a company by company basis and is aggregated through a weighted average based on the individual company’s weight in the corresponding index. Also note that this characteristic is supplied directly by MSCI.

SECTOR WEIGHTS as of 30 Apr 2019

Financials24.67%
Information Technology15.20%
Communication Services13.80%
Energy9.97%
Consumer Discretionary8.29%
Materials7.29%
Industrials6.09%
Consumer Staples4.63%
Health Care2.44%
Real Estate2.30%
Utilities1.25%
Equity Funds1.11%

(VS. Benchmark)

Financials24.18%
Information Technology14.77%
Communication Services12.51%
Energy7.94%
Consumer Discretionary13.62%
Materials7.12%
Industrials5.23%
Consumer Staples6.42%
Health Care2.65%
Real Estate3.10%
Utilities2.47%
Equity Funds0.00%
Financials
Information Technology
Communication Services
Energy
Consumer Discretionary
Materials
Industrials
Consumer Staples
Health Care
Real Estate
Utilities
Equity Funds
Other

TOP 10 COUNTRIES as of 30 Apr 2019

China33.77%
South Korea14.51%
India10.58%
Taiwan9.50%
Brazil9.21%
Russia5.89%
Thailand3.09%
Mexico2.17%
South Africa1.67%
Indonesia1.22%
Turkey1.17%
Peru1.05%
Malaysia1.01%
Saudi Arabia0.99%
Poland0.93%
Czech Republic0.27%
Multi-National Emerging (ETF)0.04%
Pakistan0.00%
Qatar0.00%
Philippines0.00%
Egypt0.00%
Greece0.00%
Hungary0.00%
Chile0.00%
Colombia0.00%
United Arab Emirates0.00%
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(VS. Benchmark)

China33.04%
South Korea12.80%
India9.15%
Taiwan11.55%
Brazil7.01%
Russia3.83%
Thailand2.31%
Mexico2.73%
South Africa6.18%
Indonesia2.15%
Turkey0.51%
Peru0.41%
Malaysia2.13%
Saudi Arabia0.00%
Poland1.13%
Czech Republic0.15%
Multi-National Emerging (ETF)0.00%
Pakistan0.03%
Qatar0.95%
Philippines1.09%
Egypt0.14%
Greece0.23%
Hungary0.31%
Chile0.99%
Colombia0.43%
United Arab Emirates0.74%
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China
South Korea
India
Taiwan
Brazil
Russia
Thailand
Mexico
South Africa
Indonesia
Turkey
Peru
Malaysia
Saudi Arabia
Poland
Czech Republic
Multi-National Emerging (ETF)
Pakistan
Qatar
Philippines
Egypt
Greece
Hungary
Chile
Colombia
United Arab Emirates
Other

TOP 10 ACTIVE HOLDINGS as of 30 Apr 2019

Security Country Industry Active Weight*
Tencent Holdings Ltd. China Media & Entertainment 2.0
China Construction Bank Corp. China Banks 1.9
Investimentos Itau Brazil Banks 1.5
Lukoil Russia Energy 1.2
Banco do Brasil SA Brazil Banks 1.2
Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China Ltd. China Insurance 1.1
Anhui Conch Cement Co., Ltd. China Materials 1.1
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. China Energy 1.0
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. South Korea Technology Hardware & Equipment 1.0
Gazprom PJSC Russia Energy 1.0

*Active defined as Fund weight minus MSCI EM Index weight. Holdings are subject to change.

Approach

We believe the best way to exploit the investment opportunities in emerging markets equities is through a combination of value and growth, and bottom-up and top-down factors. For Causeway Emerging Markets Fund, our quantitative stock selection process is focused on attractively valued companies with superior earnings prospects and positive market sentiment; these companies should produce consistent returns across investment cycles. We use the same approach to select sectors and countries, comparing valuation against earnings growth and market sentiment. At the country level, we also consider the health of the macro-economy. Our quantitative process seeks to combine these factors while attempting to avoid undue sources of risk, which is defined as tracking error (a measurement of dispersion from a benchmark index).

The investment process begins with a liquidity screen on emerging markets equities. Our model creates a return forecast for every stock in the investable universe. We optimize the portfolio weights to maximize portfolio return potential, targeting a 5% tracking error relative to the benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets Index, and subject to additional relative constraints (sector, country, and stock).

Causeway Emerging Markets Fund is a fully invested portfolio of typically 110-150 stocks, with an average 85% annual turnover. Typically, the Fund is undervalued relative to the benchmark on a number of metrics, with greater earnings growth expectations.

Commentary

PERFORMANCE REVIEW for the month ended 30 Apr 2019


Despite slowing global growth, emerging market (“EM”) equities continued their ascent in April, attributable in part to accommodative monetary policies. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index (“Index”) returned 2.58% in local currency terms during the month. Led by emerging Europe, Middle East, and Africa (“EMEA”), all region groups within the Index posted positive local currency returns in April. The emerging Asia region, which comprises nearly 75% of the Index, was buoyed by strong performance from information technology stocks. Information technology, consumer discretionary, and communication services were the top performing sectors within the Index in local currency terms. Utilities, materials, and energy were the weakest performers.

Causeway Emerging Markets Fund (“Fund”) underperformed the Index in April 2019. We use both bottom-up and top-down factor categories to seek to forecast alpha for the stocks in the Fund’s investable universe. After underperforming in recent quarters, our price momentum factor was the top performing bottom-up category in April. Our value factor category was a negative indicator during the month following a strong first quarter. Our earnings growth category was modestly positive. Our four top-down factor categories posted negative returns in April. On a year-to-date basis, our macroeconomic and currency factors are in positive territory while our country and sector factors are underperforming.

Over the month, Fund positioning in the emerging Asia region detracted from performance relative to the Index, primarily due to negative stock selection in China. Within the EMEA region, an underweight position in South Africa, one of the top performing countries within the Index during the month, detracted from relative performance. Positive stock selection in Brazil contributed to the Fund’s relative outperformance in the emerging Latin America region. From a sector perspective, the largest detractors from relative performance were consumer discretionary, industrials, and health care. Positioning in the consumer staples, information technology, and utilities sectors contributed to relative performance. The largest stock-level detractors from relative performance included an underweight position in electronic & print media platform operator, Naspers Ltd. (South Africa) and overweight positions in mortgage lender, Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd. (India) and financial services company, Reliance Capital Ltd. (India). The greatest stock-level contributors to relative performance included overweight positions in multinational food processing company, JBS SA (Brazil), online services company, Tencent Holdings Ltd. (China), and automobile manufacturer, Kia Motors Corp.(South Korea).

The market commentary expresses the portfolio managers’ views as of the date of this report and should not be relied on as research or investment advice regarding any stock. These views and the Fund holdings and characteristics are subject to change. There is no guarantee that any forecasts made will come to pass. Any securities identified and described in this report do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for client accounts. The reader should not assume that an investment in the securities identified was or will be profitable. Diversification does not protect against market loss.

Dividends

2018$0.2296
2017$0.2232
2016$0.1597
2015$0.1620
2014$0.2775
2013$0.0825
2012$0.2526
2011$0.0778
2010$0.2451
2009$0.2830
2008$0.1186
2007$0.2002
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Short-term Capital Gains

2018$0.0000
2017$0.0000
2016$0.0000
2015$0.0000
2014$0.0000
2013$0.0000
2012$0.0000
2011$0.0000
2010$0.0000
2009$0.0000
2008$0.0000
2007$0.4003
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Long-term Capital Gains

2018$0.0000
2017$0.0000
2016$0.0000
2015$0.0000
2014$0.0000
2013$0.0000
2012$0.0000
2011$0.0000
2010$0.0000
2009$0.0000
2008$0.0000
2007$0.0000
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Distributions are per share. Distribution amounts are based on gains and losses realized and income earned by the Fund through October 31 (or earlier under certain circumstances).

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