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Global Value Equity

Our Global Value Equity strategy draws on our expertise and strength in firsthand, fundamental research and our patient approach to individual security selection. Common to all of our equity strategies is the pursuit of inefficiencies in the valuation of securities that we can exploit through adherence to a value-oriented, bottom-up investment process. Our global value equity portfolios reflect value characteristics such as 1) price/earnings ratios below the market (MSCI All Country World Index), 2) price/book ratios below the market, 3) enterprise value/free cash flow ratios below the market, and 4) dividend yields above the market.

Strategy Summary
Asset Class Global Equity
Investment Style Value
Portfolio Benchmark: MSCI World Index
Portfolio Assets $4,870 MM as of 12/31/2017
Separate Account Open

Investment Process

Our approach to the equity market is based on the underlying philosophy that markets are inefficient. We believe that these inefficiencies can best be exploited through adherence to a value-oriented investment process dedicated to the selection of securities on a bottom-up basis. We do not attempt to time the market or rotate in and out of broad market sectors, as we believe that it is difficult, if not impossible, to add incremental value on a consistent basis by market timing.

We stay fully invested with a defensive, conservative orientation, based on the belief that superior returns can be achieved while taking below-average risks. We implement this strategy by constructing portfolios of individual stocks that reflect value characteristics such as: 1) price/earnings ratios below the market (MSCI All Country World Index), 2) price/book ratios below the market, 3) enterprise value/free cash flow ratios below the market, and 4) dividend yields above the market. Barrow Hanley's history of value investing indicates that a strategy of emphasizing low price/earnings ratios, low price/book ratios, and high dividend yields provides a measure of protection in down markets, as well as participation in improving economic cycles.

The equity research process at Barrow Hanley is conducted on a bottom-up basis by our experienced analysts and portfolio managers. Our team focuses primarily on fundamental securities analysis, valuation, and prospects for a return to fair valuation.

In our portfolio construction process, we do not attempt to implement macro bets from a top-down perspective. While we adhere to internal guidelines to ensure proper diversification, industry and sector weightings are a residual of the bottom-up stock selection process and may vary meaningfully at times from the respective weightings in the MSCI All Country World Index.

We construct portfolios with both dollar and non-dollar currency exposure (i.e., unhedged) in a fully invested manner. While the Global Value Equity strategy is primarily invested in companies domiciled in developed markets, the strategy may invest up to 20% of the portfolio in companies domiciled in emerging markets, as defined by MSCI.

Portfolio Characteristics as of 12/31/2017

  Portfolio Benchmark1
P/B Ratio 1.9 2.5
Weighted Average Market Cap ($B) 71.3 135.6
Median Market Cap ($B) 35.8 13.5
Dividend Yield 2.8 2.2
P/E Trailing 1-Year (Ex. Negative Earnings) 18.9 20.2
1MSCI World Index
Regional Allocations as of 12/31/2017
Asia/Pacific ex Japan 1.1%
Emerging Markets 2.9%
Europe ex UK 31.3%
Japan 1.3%
North America 48.7%
Other Countries 0.1%
United Kingdom 14.6%
Top Holdings as of 12/31/2017
Oracle 3.1%
DS Smith 3.1%
Comcast 2.7%
Linde 2.7%
Erste Group Bank 2.7%
KeyCorp 2.6%
Royal Philips 2.5%
Phillips 66 2.5%
L'Air Liquide 2.5%
Bayer 2.5%
Sector Weightings as of 12/31/2017
Financials 24.0%
Health Care 12.1%
Materials 11.1%
Industrials 10.6%
Energy 10.3%
Consumer Discretionary 8.8%
Information Technology 8.5%
Consumer Staples 7.4%
Utilities 5.4%
Real Estate 1.8%
Performance as of 12/31/2017
Annualized Portfolio Returns (%)

*3 Month returns are not annualized.
**Inception Date: 9/1/2010


Barrow Hanley's returns are shown before investment management fees and custody expenses. Index returns do not reflect transaction costs, management fees, and other expenses. Performance is expressed in U.S. currency. Holdings and statistics are presented as supplemental information to the BHMS Global Value composite. A full disclosure presentation may be accessed from the link above. Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®).

All institutional product information has been provided by Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC. Any questions about this material or requests for additional information may be made directly to the firm from the "Contact Us" link above.

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