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Harbor International Compounders ETF​ Strategy Profile

Average Annual Returns as of 3/31/2024
3 MonthsYTD1 Yr.3 Yr.5 Yr.10 Yr.Since OSEA InceptionInception DateGross Expense Ratio
Harbor International Compounders ETF (NAV)3.94%3.94%12.86%N/AN/AN/A22.70%09/07/20220.55%
Harbor International Compounders ETF (Market)4.47%4.47%13.43%N/AN/AN/A23.13%09/07/20220.55%
MSCI All Country World Ex. US (ND) Index4.69%4.69%13.26%1.93%5.97%4.25%17.39%09/07/2022

Performance data shown represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Past performance is net of management fees and expenses and reflects reinvested dividends and distributions. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate and when redeemed may be worth more or less than their original cost. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized. Current performance may be higher or lower and is available through the most recent month end at or by calling 800-422-1050. For most current performance please click here.

Investment Team & Philosophy
  • Founded in 1986, C WorldWide is an equity boutique investment firm based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Since the firm’s inception, AUM has grown to over $17 billion (as of 12/31/2023). The firm has over three decades of experience employing a disciplined and consistent process.
  • The firm’s PMs average 30 years of industry experience and 22 years of firm tenure and are part of the firm’s 24-person investment team.
  • OSEA is a high conviction portfolio employing a 30-stock maximum. This approach ensures a constant competition for capital, ensuring each holding continuously earns its place in the portfolio.
  • It’s not the magnitude of growth, it’s the sustainability of growth. The team is seeking companies with competitive advantages, strong governance and clear long-term strategies which have the potential to compound earnings growth over time.
  • C WorldWide devotes resources explicitly to focus on identifying generational trends (20 – 40 years) and themes (at least five years, often longer). These thematic insights help drive C WorldWide toward attractive addressable markets with the potential for sustainable growth.
  • These themes are seamlessly integrated with C WorldWide’s disciplined, bottom-up fundamental research; the team will never invest in low conviction stocks regardless of conviction in the theme.

Portfolio Characteristics Reflect Distinct and Consistent Approach
Ticker SymbolOSEA
Listed ExchangeNYSE
Gross Expense Ratio0.55%
Lead Market MakerVirtu
Inception Date09/07/2022
Manager NameC WorldWide Asset Management
BenchmarkMSCI All Country World Ex. U.S. (ND) Index
Morningstar CategoryForeign Large Growth

Conviction: maximum 30 stocks
Buy/Sell discipline: one in/one out

Global trends and themes
Tailwinds and headwinds drive bottom-up selection

Low turnover
Long-term investment horizon

OSEA’s key ratios are the result of the team’s focus on identifying companies with the following characteristics:

Above average quality and strong margins

Higher earnings growth and return on equity

Lower balance sheet risk

As of 3/31/24OSEAMSCI ACWI ex USA
# Holdings282,231
Active Share89%-
1 Year Turnover22%-
Operating Margin 12M Trailing25.111.5
Est 3-5 Year EPS Growth10.97.9%
ROE 12M Trailing21.012.4
Net Debt / EBIDTA 12M Forward0.61.6

Source: C WorldWide.

Approach to Investing based on Competition for Capital

The process starts and ends with a portfolio of C WorldWide’s highest conviction ideas – maximum 30 holdings. One in, one out approach is a result of competition for capital.

Trends & Themes
High Conviction Portfolio
25-30 holdings
Idea Generation
(Full investment team, 24 people – meeting twice a week)
Building Conviction
Global Research Team & core members* - meeting every 4th week
Global Decision Team & Meeting
Meeting every 10th day or more often
Portfolio Construction
25-30 holdings
  • It starts and ends with the current holdings, maximum 30
  • Constant competition for capital
  • They only need 5-10 high conviction at any given point in time
  • Investment's ideas are predominantly sourced through internal discussions, company meetings
  • All investment professionals have an equal voice in idea generation
  • Depending on level of conviction, ideas move to Global Research Assignment
  • Prioritize and formalize research ideas, allocate research responsibilities
  • Typically, 20-30 research assignments at different stages of maturity
  • In addition, ongoing maintenance research on holdings and reference names
  • Highest conviction ideas moved to pipeline
  • Pipeline generally consists of 5-10 companies
  • Existing holdings are constantly challenged by new maturing ideas in a continuous optimization of the portfolio
  • Constant competition for capital – one in, one out approach
  • Portfolio construction & risk management
  • Decisions are made in agreement within the Global Decision Team
Risk Management

*The core members of the Global Research Meeting are the four PM’s in global decision team Bo Knudsen, Bengt Seger, Mattias Kolm and Peter O’Reilly. Supplemented with global PM Jakob Greisen and Leemon Wu, Senior Advisor Lars Wincentsen, Head of Research David Rindegren, Analyst Marcus Bellander and ESG Specialist Mette Bergenstoff Sletbjerg.

Important Information

For Institutional use only. Not for use with Retail investors.

All investments involve risk including the possible loss of principal.

There is no guarantee that the investment objective of the Fund will be achieved. Stock markets are volatile and equity values can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market and economic conditions. Investing in international and emerging markets poses special risks, including potentially greater price volatility due to social, political and economic factors, as well as currency exchange rate fluctuations. These risks are more severe for securities of issuers in emerging market regions. A non-diversified Fund may invest a greater percentage of its assets in securities of a single issuer, and/or invest in a relatively small number of issuers, it is more susceptible to risks associated with a single economic, political or regulatory occurrence than a more diversified portfolio.

The Subadvisor considers certain ESG factors in evaluating company quality which may result in the selection or exclusion of securities for reasons other than performance and the Fund may underperform relative to other funds that do not consider ESG factors.

The MSCI All Country World Ex. US (ND) Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure equity market performance in the global developed and emerging markets, excluding the U.S. This unmanaged index does not reflect fees and expenses and is not available for direct investment.

Beta is a measure of the volatility - or systematic risk - of a security or portfolio compared to the market as a whole.

Correlation is a statistic that measures the degree to which two securities move in relation to each other.

The Est 3-5 Yr EPS Growth (%) is the estimated growth of earnings per share over the next 3-5 years, using pre-calculated mean long-term EPS growth rate estimates, which are calculated using each individual broker’s methodology, from FactSet, First Call, I/B/E/S Consensus, and Reuters. Forward looking estimates may not come to pass.

P/E or Price to Earnings ratio. Current prices divided by estimated future earnings over the next 12 months.

ROE is a measure of financial performance calculated by dividing net income by shareholders' equity.

Operating Margin is a measure of a company's overall profitability from operations.

EBITDA or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization is used as an indicator of the overall profitability of a business.

The views expressed herein may not be reflective of current opinions, are subject to change without prior notice, and should not be considered investment advice.



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