|SYMBOL||% OF PORTFOLIO|
|Alphabet, Inc.||GOOGL US||5.7%|
|T-Mobile US, Inc.||TMUS US||4.9%|
|Facebook, Inc.||FB US||4.3%|
|Citigroup, Inc.||C US||4.2%|
|Capital One Financial Corp.||COF US||3.8%|
|CF Industries Holdings, Inc.||CF US||3.2%|
|Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.||WBA US||2.7%|
|Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.||ZAYO US||2.6%|
|EchoStar Corp.||SATS US||2.3%|
|Altice USA, Inc.||ATUS US||1.0%|
|Colony NorthStar, Inc.||CLNS US||0.2%|
|Delphi Technologies plc||DLPH US||0.2%|
Alphabet, Inc. is a newly founded holding company for the Google group of businesses. Under the new operating structure, its main Google business will include search, ads, maps, apps, YouTube and Android and the related technical infrastructure (the 'Google business'). Businesses such as Calico, Nest, and Fiber, as well as its investing arms, such as Google Ventures and Google Capital, and incubator projects, such as Google X, will be managed separately from the Google business. The new legal and operating structure will be introduced in phases over the coming months and when finalized, Google anticipates that it will result in two reportable segments for financial reporting purposes, with the Google business presented separately from other Alphabet businesses taken as a whole. Accordingly, Alphabet will report its results under this new structure commencing with its Q4 earnings release and its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ending December 31, 2015. The company was founded on 2nd October, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.
T-Mobile US, Inc. provides mobile communications services under the T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and GoSmart brands in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It offers postpaid and prepaid wireless voice, messaging and data services, and wholesale wireless services. The company also provides wireless handsets and accessories, including smartphones; wireless-enabled computers, such as notebooks and tablets; and data cards manufactured by various suppliers. It sells services, handsets, tablets, and accessories to consumers through the company's owned and operated retail stores, as well as through Websites; and to dealers and other third party distributors for resale through independent third-party retail outlets and a various third-party Websites. T-Mobile US, Inc. was formed through the business combination between T-Mobile USA, Inc. and MetroPCS Communications, Inc. on April 30, 2013 and is headquartered in Bellevue, WA.
Facebook hosts a social networking service that allows its members to share content among their various social circles, and to restrict access through specified criteria. It is currently the pre-eminent global social platform, with ample room for international penetration growth, especially in emerging markets. It also has great scope to monetize its user base globally and to enjoy greater market share of online advertising, especially on mobile devices.
Citigroup is a diversified financial services holding company that provides a broad range of financial services to consumer and corporate customers around the world. The Company's services include investment banking, retail brokerage, corporate banking, and cash management products and services.
Citigroup's strategy focuses on banking trade flows between emerging markets, banking the affluent customer in emerging markets, and restructuring its U.S. retail bank. Citigroup has a global franchise with the ability to capture the banking revenues associated with trade flows as well as handle the cash management business of corporations. Banking the global emerging consumer is an attractive business with good returns and also provides Citigroup with the necessary deposits to fund its Corporate bank. Lastly, the realignment of the U.S. business and redeployment of that capital into higher return businesses with the potential for faster growth could lead to a business with a better than industry returns over time.
Capital One is a diversified financial services holding company. The company's services include domestic and international credit card lending, consumer banking, and commercial banking. Capital One is the fourth largest issuer of Visa and MasterCard credit cards in the United States and became the 5th largest U.S. depository in February 2012 when it acquired the U.S. business of ING Direct.
Capital One's business model generates high return on assets and high end of industry returns on tangible common equity (ROTCE). Its business model held up through the recession and has only been modestly impacted by regulation. As a result of its high ROTCE business model, Capital One generates capital quickly which enables it to grow organically while returning capital to shareholders.
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizer. It owns and operates nitrogen plants and serves agricultural and industrial customers through its distribution system. The company operates through following segments: Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, Other and Phosphate. The Ammonia segment produces anhydrous ammonia, which is company's most concentrated nitrogen fertilizer product as it contains 82% nitrogen. The Granular Urea segment produces granular urea, which contains 46% nitrogen. The UAN segment produces urea ammonium nitrate solution, which is a liquid fertilizer product with a nitrogen content from 28% to 32%, is produced by combining urea and ammonium nitrate. The AN segment produces ammonium nitrate, which is a nitrogen-based product with a nitrogen content between 29% and 35%. The Other segment includes Diesel exhaust fluid, Nitric acid, Urea liquor and Compound fertilizer products. The Phosphate segment does not have operating results subsequent to that quarter although the segment will continue to be included until the reporting of comparable period phosphate results ceases. CF Industries Holdings was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Deerfield, IL.
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. provides drug store services. In December of 2014 Walgreens and Boots Alliance merged to become Walgreens Boots Alliance. It is the largest retail pharmacy, and health and daily living destination in the USA and Europe. The company is headquartered in Deerfield, IL.
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. provides bandwidth infrastructure services in the U.S. and Europe. Its products and services enable mission critical, high-bandwidth applications, such as cloud-based computing, video, mobile, social media, machine-to-machine connectivity, and other bandwidth-intensive applications. Its reporting units are comprised of its strategic product groups (SPGs). The company operates the following segments: Physical Infrastructure, Lit Services, and Other. The Physical Infrastructure segment provides dark fiber, mobile infrastructure and colocation services and is comprised of the following SPGs: Zayo Dark Fiber, Zayo Mobile Infrastructure Group, and Zayo Colocation. The Lit Services segment provides wavelengths, ethernet, ip, and sonet services and is comprised of the following SPGs: Zayo Wavelength Services, Zayo SONET Services, Zayo Ethernet Services, and Zayo Internet Protocol Services. The Other segment provides zayo professional services. Zayo Group Holdings was founded by John Louis Scarano and Daniel P. Caruso on November 13, 2007 and is headquartered in Boulder, CO.
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Echostar is a satellite telecom company based in Englewood, CO. The company was spun out of Dish Network at the beginning of 2008 and it operates three businesses: satellite broadband (formerly Hughes Communications), a wholesale satellite services business that leases satellite capacity, and a set top box business. Dish Network remains a major customer.
Satellite broadband internet is a growing service given the recent technological enhancements and Echostar shares the market with only one other competitor. A small but underpenetrated subset of U.S. households, mainly in rural areas, remains under-served by terrestrial broadband. The introduction of high capacity satellites allow Echostar to offer higher speeds and better quality internet service to users.
|SYMBOL||% OF PORTFOLIO|
|Aena SME S.A.||AENA SM||6.0%|
|Ryanair Holdings plc||RYAAY US||4.9%|
|easyJet plc||EZJ LN||4.9%|
|Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd.||27 HK||4.5%|
|Reliance Industries Ltd.||RIL IN||4.2%|
|Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.||005930 KS||3.9%|
|NN Group N.V.||NN NA||3.8%|
|New World Development Co. Ltd.||17 HK||3.7%|
|Baidu, Inc.||BIDU US||3.7%|
|OCI N.V.||OCI NA||3.2%|
|Bayer AG||BAYN GR||2.9%|
|BNP Paribas S.A.||BNP FP||2.7%|
|Mineral Resources Ltd.||MIN AU||2.6%|
|Barratt Developments plc||BDEV LN||2.5%|
|ING Groep N.V.||INGA NA||2.3%|
|Altice N.V.||ATC NA||2.2%|
|UBS Group AG||UBSG SW||0.6%|
|iQIYI, Inc.||IQ US||0.6%|
Aena SA engages in the management and operation of a group of airports. It operates through the following segments: Airports, Off-terminal Services, International, and other. The Airports segment includes operations as airport manager, and management of commercial spaces in airport terminals. The Off-terminal Services segment operates parking lots and garages outside the terminals, and of the industrial and real estate assets. The International segment deals with the international development business. The company was founded on February 25, 2011 and is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.
Ryanair Holdings Plc operates an ultra-low cost, scheduled-passenger airline serving short-haul, point-to-point routes between Ireland, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Morocco. It provides low fares airline-related services, including scheduled services, and ancillary services—including car services, and Internet and other related services to third parties, across a European route network. The company was founded on June 5, 1996 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
Galaxy Entertainment is one of six casino operators with a license to operate in Macau. The company operates two flagship properties at the moment: Galaxy Macau and Starworld and is in the process of doubling the size of Galaxy Macau through Phase 2 expansion on the Cotai Peninsula.
The majority of Macau casino customers originate from China and Hong Kong with most of the revenue currently driven by the VIP market. The mass market opportunity though is increasing with rising wealth in China and infrastructure projects that enable easier access into Macau. Galaxy is well positioned to capture this incremental share.
Reliance Industries Ltd. engages in exploration and production of oil and gas, petroleum refining and marketing textiles, retail and special economic zones. The company also markets petrochemicals, polyester, fiber intermediates, plastics and chemicals. It has three reportable segments: petrochemicals, refining and oil & gas. The petrochemicals segment includes production and marketing operations of petrochemical products, including high and low density polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, poly butadiene rubber, polyester yarn, polyester fibre, purified terephthalic acid, paraxylene, ethylene glycol, olefins, aromatics, linear alkyl benzene, butadiene, acrylonitrile, caustic soda and polyethylene terephthalate. The refining segment includes production and marketing operations of the petroleum products. The oil & gas segment includes exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas. Reliance Industries was founded by Dhirubhai Hirachand Ambani in 1966 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.
NN Group NV engages in insurance and investment management. It operates through the following segments: Netherlands Life, Netherlands Non-Life, Insurance Europe, Japan Life, Investment Management, other, and Japan Closed Block VA. The Netherlands Life segment offers a range of group life and individual life insurance products. The Netherlands Non-Life segment offers non-life insurance products such as motor, transport, fire, liability, travel, and income protection to retail, self employed, small and medium enterprises (SME), and corporate customers. The Insurance Europe segment includes retail, self employed, SME, and corporate customer life insurance. The Japan Life segment manages corporate owned life insurance products to SMEs and owners and employees of SMEs through independent agents and bancassurance. The Investment Management segment overseas investment products and advisory services to retail and institutional customers. The other segment comprises of business of National Nederlanden Bank and ING Re. The Japan Closed Block VA segment includes NN Group's closed block single premium variable annuity individual life insurance portfolio in Japan. The company was founded in 1845 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Baidu is the leading internet search engine in China. As with Google, advertisers bid on Baidu-generated "key words." Baidu is paid a fee when one uses its search function, clicks on a key word, and moves to the advertiser's website. The company has nearly 80% market share of Chinese search, making it more dominant than Google is in the United States.
As online penetration increases, advertisers should begin to switch their advertising spending from more traditional media (ie TV, newspaper) to online mediums (ie internet search, video). The average Chinese person spends roughly 3x of his or her personal time using the internet versus watching TV. Despite this dynamic, 60% of China's advertising budgets are spent on TV, 6x those that target the internet. As the proportion of advertising spend adjusts to time spent on various media activities, online advertising spending should begin to take share.
As social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter become more prevalent, concerns arise over whether these platforms can become a popular method for advertising, diverting business from Baidu. However, the effectiveness and return on investment of the search medium is well-documented, while the newer social advertising business models are still young and unproven.
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG engages in the manufacture and sale of automobiles and motorcycles. The company operates its business through the following segments: Automotive, Motorcycles and Financial Services. The Automotive segment develops, manufactures, assembles, and sells cars and off-road vehicles, under the following brands: BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, as well as spare parts and accessories. The Motorcycles segment develops, produces, assembles, and markets BMW and Husqvarna brand motorcycles, as well as spare parts and accessories. The Financial Services segment includes car leasing, fleet business, retail customer and dealer financing, customer deposit business, and insurance activities. Bayerische Motoren Werke was founded on March 6, 1916 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.
BNP Paribas SA is engaged in the provision of banking and financial services. It operates through the following segments: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions, and Corporate and Investment Banking. The Retail Banking segment includes domestic markets, personal finance, and international retail banking. Domestic markets include Retail Banking networks in France, Italy, and Luxembourg well as certain specialized retail banking divisions. The Investment Solutions segment includes Wealth Management; investment partners covering all of the Asset Management businesses; Securities Services to management companies, financial institutions, and other corporations; and Insurance and Real Estate Services. The Corporate and Investment Banking segment includes advisory & capital markets and corporate banking. The Company was founded on May 26, 1966 and is headquartered in Paris, France.
Based in Australia, Mineral Resources is a leading mining services provider. The company works as a partner to large miners, building and operating necessary infrastructure such as ore processing facilities, road/rail access, employee accommodations and export terminals. The company also constructs pipelines.
The growing number of mining operations in areas like Western Australia has led to greater infrastructure development over time. Mineral Resources enjoys a leading market position due to its reputation as a credible contractor and its ability to execute large-scale projects.
Barratt Developments PLC is a U.K.-based homebuilder and commercial property developer. Barratt has little debt and attractive valuations relative to its growth potential. Barratt is benefiting from the U.K. housing market's recovery, which is still in its early stages as demand is outstripping supply. Government support for housing should also boost volumes and prices.
ING was created in 1991 through a merger of two of the Netherlands' largest banks. The Group has since become one of Europe's largest financial institutions, active in traditional banking, insurance, and asset management. The share price of ING declined dramatically in the financial crisis as material holes in the group strategy and balance sheet were revealed. In 2009 management announced plans to shrink the company, simplify its operations by disposing of all non-banking assets, and sell new shares in order to redeem quasi-equity previously issued to the Dutch government. After this "back to basics" restructuring, ING Group is positioned to become a more pure bank (rather than a financial conglomerate) with a strong market position. As ING completes the final phases of restructuring shares should command a more normalized valuation, commensurate with its competitive earnings power.
The Altice Group is a multinational cable, fiber, telecommunications, contents and media company. Services provided include pay television, broadband internet, fixed line telephony and mobile phones for both residential and corporate customers. It operates in Western Europe, the United States, Israel and the Overseas Territories (currently comprising the French Caribbean and the Indian Ocean regions and the Dominican Republic). The company was founded by Patrick Drahi on May 18, 2015 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Zurich-based UBS is one of the largest investment management companies in the world, providing Wealth Management, Asset Management and Investment Banking services globally, and traditional banking in Switzerland. Following the turmoil of the global financial crisis and a US tax inquiry, UBS has been focused on improving its core businesses. Improved capital ratios, growth in the wealth management segment, and an emphasis on cost control have allowed the group to regain its footing and return to profitability.
The company remains one of the largest asset managers in the world with assets under management in the trillions. Economic growth in developing markets has also boosted the number of high-net worth individuals looking to diversify their financial holdings to areas outside of their home markets.
|% OF PORTFOLIO|
|Cash & Cash Equivalents||5.6%|
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