Emerging Market Closed-End Fund (CEF) Strategy

The Emerging Markets Closed-End Fund (CEF) Strategy seeks to provide long-term capital growth via stock selection and active country allocation. We believe that closed-end funds offer an efficient way to invest in emerging markets. Our "alpha" is generated by capitalizing on discount changes and pricing anomalies that arise in closed-end funds. We specialize in identifying and capitalizing on discount movements and pricing anomalies to provide above average, long-term outperformance versus the appropriate benchmark while maintaining a lower level of volatility than the benchmark.

Global EM Composite Performance Ending 31 March 2017 
S&P EM Frontier Super Comp. BMI   11.80% 17.71% 2.19% 2.03%
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Periods over one year are annualized.
Results Shown in US $ (Net of fees) Period to Date
(3 Months)
1 Year 3 Years 5 Years
Global EM Composite 12.05% 18.04% 3.43% 2.28%

Definition of the Firm: City of London Investment Management Company Limited is authorised and regulated for the conduct of investment business within the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority, registered as an Investment Advisor with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).

City of London Investment Management Company Limited (CLIM) is the institutional investment management subsidiary of City of London Investment Group PLC and is a registered investment advisor specialising in Emerging Market investment management. The Global EM Composite strategy seeks to provide long-term capital growth via stock selection and active country allocation. In recent years the group has added developed markets strategies to its product range.

CLIM claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®)

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Composite Description: The Global Emerging Markets Composite is an international equity composite focused on emerging countries, managed by City of London Investment Management. The strategy strives to outperform the S&P Emerging Frontier Super Composite Net Total Return Broad Market Index (S&P Super BMI) with controlled risk. It utilizes fundamental investment principles and quantitative approaches to provide broad emerging market equity exposure. It uses both top-down and bottom-up valuation methodologies to value asset classes, countries and closed-end funds to determine under or over valued opportunities. The strategy has a strong value bias relative to other emerging market strategies. The composite is managed to the S&P Emerging Frontier Super Composite Net Total Return Broad Market Index. The benchmark was changed from the S&P Emerging BMI Plus on January 1, 2009 to better reflect the investment strategy of the Composite. The S&P Emerging BMI Plus was the successor index to the S&P/IFC Global Composite Index, the benchmark for the Composite prior to September 1, 2008, which has been discontinued. Benchmark changes have not been applied retroactively and therefore historical benchmark performance is a blend of the BMI and IFC indices. As of June 2013, City of London switched to the net total return series of the S&P Emerging Frontier Super Composite BMI (from the gross total return series). Net total return indices reinvest dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes and provide a better comparison with the performance of the Funds in the Composite.
Index Description: The S&P Emerging Frontier Super Composite BMI encompasses the S&P Emerging BMI Plus and the S&P Frontier BMI. The S&P Emerging BMI Plus is a sub-set of the S&P Global BMI Index, which was created to measure global stock market performance and contains publicly listed equities with float-adjusted market values of $100 million or more and a minimum value traded of $50 million in the last 12 months. The S&P Frontier BMI contains publicly listed equities representing in aggregate at least 80% of the market capitalization available in each market; there is no minimum traded requirement for this index. The S&P Emerging BMI Plus and the S&P Frontier BMI currently include 23 and 34 markets, respectively, for a total of 57 markets in the S&P Emerging Frontier Super Composite BMI as at 31 December 2016.