Consuelo Mack interviews PMs Chris Davis and Danton Goei on the key advantages of active management within an equity ETF: Rigorous research, high conviction stock selection, a portfolio distinct from the index, low costs, tax efficiency, transparency, intraday liquidity
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Chris Davis noted that active international investors have outperformed passive international investors. The source of this is Morningstar. As of 12/31/17. Universe is Foreign Large Cap Growth, Value and Blend. Oldest share class is used and index funds are not included. The percent of large cap international stock fund managers that outperformed the MSCI ACWI ex US is 1 year: 71%; 5 years: 77%; and 10 years: 84%.
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As of March 31, 2018, the top ten holdings of Davis Select U.S. Equity ETF were: Amazon.com, Inc., 11.47%; Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Class B, 10.22%; Alphabet Inc., Class C 9.04%; Capital One Financial Corp. 7.38%; United Technologies Corp. 6.90%; Markel Corp. 4.90%; JPMorgan Chase & Co. 4.69%; Safran S.A. 4.68%; American Express Co. 4.38%; and Apache Corp. 4.37%;
As of March 31, 2018, the top ten holdings of Davis Select Financial ETF were: Capital One Financial Corp., 6.68%; Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Class B, 6.58%; Markel Corp., 6.37%; American Express Co., 6.12%; U.S. Bancorp, 4.67%; JPMorgan Chase & Co., 4.58%; Visa Inc., Class A, 4.55%; Bank of New York Mellon Corp., 4.37%; Everest Re Group, Ltd., 4.03%; and Wells Fargo & Co., 3.94%;
As of March 31, 2018, the top ten holdings of Davis Select Worldwide ETF were: Alphabet Inc., Class C, 6.42%; Amazon.com, Inc., 6.13%; Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., ADR, 6.02%; Naspers Ltd. – N, 5.26%; Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd., 4.47%; Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Class B, 4.21%; Wells Fargo & Co., 3.73%; JD.com Inc., Class A, ADR, 3.61%; Encana Corp., 3.55%; and Apache Corp., 3.37%;
As of March 31, 2018, the top ten holdings of Davis Select International ETF were: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., ADR, 6.58%; Naspers Ltd. – N, 5.91%; Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd., 5.77%; Ferguson PLC, 4.91%; New Oriental Edu & Tech ADR, 4.44%; Safran S.A., 4.43%; JD.com Inc., Class A, ADR, 3.97%; Schneider Electric SE, 3.94%; Tarena International, Inc.,Class A, AD, 3.76%; and Encana Corp., 3.66%;
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