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International Value Fund

A fundamentally different approach to international value investing

NAV (as of 15 Dec 2017)

$17.19, -0.13

YTD

+23.94%

INCEPTION

26 Oct 2001

TICKER/CUSIP

CIVIX/14949P208

Fact Sheet Prospectus

Fund Profile

The Fund invests primarily in common stocks of companies located in developed countries outside the U.S. Normally, the Fund invests at least 80% of its total assets in stocks of companies located in at least ten foreign countries and invests the majority of its total assets in companies that pay dividends or repurchase their shares. There is no limit on investments in any one country. The Fund may invest up to 10% of its total assets in companies in emerging (less developed) markets.

Minimum Investment$1,000,000
Sales ChargeNone
Net Expense Ratio0.91%
Dividend FrequencyAnnual
Capital Gain FrequencyAnnual
Benchmark MSCI EAFE

Performance

Fund Quarter to Date Year to Date 1 Year3 Year5 Year10 Year Since Inception
CIVIX 3.0%24.7%27.9%5.3%8.0%3.0%8.1%
MSCI EAFE 2.6%23.6%27.9%6.5%8.7%2.0%6.9%
Fund Quarter to Date Year to Date 1 Year3 Year5 Year10 Year Since Inception
CIVIX 6.9%21.0%21.5%3.9%7.9%2.6%8.0%
MSCI EAFE 5.5%20.5%19.7%5.5%8.9%1.8%6.8%

Portfolio

Asset Allocation as of 30 Nov 2017

Stocks 97.9%
Cash 2.1%

Characteristics as of 30 Nov 2017

Causeway MSCI EAFE
No. of Holdings 58 928
Wtd. Avg. Market Cap (Mn $US)$60,778$52,108
FY2 Price/Earnings13.114.7
Price/Book Value1.61.7

A “Weighted Average” measures a characteristic by the market capitalization of each stock. Price/Book Ratio is the weighted average of the price/book ratios of all the stocks in a portfolio. The P/B ratio of a company is calculated by dividing the market price of its stock by the company’s per-share book value. The Price/Earnings Ratio is the weighted average of the price/earnings ratios of the stocks in a portfolio. The FY2 P/E ratio is a forward P/E ratio using a next-twenty four months EPS estimate in the denominator.

SECTOR WEIGHTS as of 30 Nov 2017

Industrials16.96%
Financials16.78%
Consumer Discretionary10.78%
Health Care10.71%
Telecommunication Services9.45%
Energy9.17%
Materials8.25%
Information Technology7.28%
Consumer Staples5.10%
Utilities2.57%
Real Estate0.83%

(VS. Benchmark)

Industrials14.51%
Financials21.20%
Consumer Discretionary12.24%
Health Care10.16%
Telecommunication Services4.08%
Energy5.23%
Materials7.95%
Information Technology6.49%
Consumer Staples11.25%
Utilities3.32%
Real Estate3.57%
Industrials
Financials
Consumer Discretionary
Health Care
Telecommunication Services
Energy
Materials
Information Technology
Consumer Staples
Utilities
Real Estate
Other

TOP 10 COUNTRIES as of 30 Nov 2017

United Kingdom30.01%
Japan13.69%
Germany12.58%
Switzerland11.59%
Canada7.12%
France5.13%
Hong Kong4.83%
South Korea3.78%
Netherlands2.57%
China2.22%
Italy1.92%
Sweden0.91%
Australia0.83%
Spain0.69%
Ireland0.00%
Israel0.00%
Austria0.00%
Belgium0.00%
Denmark0.00%
Finland0.00%
New Zealand0.00%
Singapore0.00%
Norway0.00%
Portugal0.00%

(VS. Benchmark)

United Kingdom17.43%
Japan24.28%
Germany9.80%
Switzerland8.07%
Canada0.00%
France10.68%
Hong Kong3.48%
South Korea0.00%
Netherlands3.63%
China0.00%
Italy2.41%
Sweden2.75%
Australia6.75%
Spain3.35%
Ireland0.44%
Israel0.45%
Austria0.26%
Belgium1.13%
Denmark1.82%
Finland0.95%
New Zealand0.15%
Singapore1.35%
Norway0.67%
Portugal0.15%
United Kingdom
Japan
Germany
Switzerland
Canada
France
Hong Kong
South Korea
Netherlands
China
Italy
Sweden
Australia
Spain
Ireland
Israel
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
New Zealand
Singapore
Norway
Portugal
Other

TOP 10 HOLDINGS as of 30 Nov 2017

Security Country Industry % of Total
Volkswagen AG Germany Automobiles & Components 5.5
Barclays Plc United Kingdom Banks 3.2
British American Tobacco plc United Kingdom Food Beverage & Tobacco 3.2
Schneider Electric SE France Capital Goods 2.9
KDDI Corp. Japan Telecommunication Services 2.9
BASF SE Germany Materials 2.9
Royal Dutch Shell Plc United Kingdom Energy 2.8
BP Plc United Kingdom Energy 2.7
China Mobile Ltd. Hong Kong Telecommunication Services 2.7
ABB Ltd. Switzerland Capital Goods 2.7

Holdings are subject to change.

Approach

Causeway International Value Fund is constructed from an equity universe spanning primarily developed international markets. Emerging markets investments may also be included. Eligible companies have market capitalizations generally greater than $1 billion. The investment process is comprised of three stages: quantitative screening and initial analysis, fundamental research, and portfolio construction.

Our international investment philosophy is value-driven with a fundamentally based, bottom-up approach to stock selection. We believe that companies derive their value from the contribution of yield and profitable re-investment of earnings back into the company.

Our philosophy on risk management is simple. We believe risk is best measured by the volatility of a portfolio's returns, not its dispersion from a benchmark. In our view, investors are rewarded over the long term by a reduction in volatility. Our goal is to construct a portfolio that provides consistent long-term, risk-adjusted returns.

Causeway International Value Fund is a fully invested, typically 50-80 stock portfolio, typically with a value bias. Sector and regional weights are by-products of our bottom-up approach to stock selection.

Commentary

PERFORMANCE REVIEW for the month ended 30 Nov 2017


Hopes for corporate tax reform boosted US equities in November, though other developed markets were little changed in local currency terms. The top performing markets in our investable universe included Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Austria, and Switzerland. The worst performing markets included Sweden, Belgium, Norway, Ireland, and Denmark. The best performing sectors in the MSCI EAFE Index (“Index”) were real estate, telecommunication services, and energy. The worst performing sectors were industrials, materials, and utilities. Every major currency except the Australian dollar appreciated versus the US dollar during the period, thus amplifying overall returns on overseas assets for US dollar-based investors.

Causeway International Value Fund (“Fund”) outperformed the Index during the month, due primarily to stock selection. Fund holdings in the automobiles & components, banks, telecommunication services, materials, and utilities industry groups contributed to relative performance. Holdings in the capital goods, technology hardware & equipment, software & services, consumer durables & apparel, and energy industry groups offset a portion of the outperformance. The top contributor to return was automobile manufacturer, Volkswagen AG (Germany). Other notable contributors included telecommunication services provider, KDDI Corp. (Japan), pharmaceuticals & biotechnology company, Roche Holding AG (Switzerland), banking & financial services company, Barclays Plc (United Kingdom), and industrial gas company, Linde AG (Germany). The largest detractor was luxury goods manufacturer & retailer, Compagnie Financiere Richemont (Switzerland). Additional detractors included Asian ports operator, China Merchants Holdings Co., Ltd. (Hong Kong), electronic equipment manufacturer, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea), electrical & electronic equipment manufacturer, Hitachi Ltd. (Japan), and aerospace & defense manufacturer, Cobham Plc (United Kingdom).

The market commentary expresses the portfolio managers’ views as of the date of this report and should not be relied on as research or investment advice regarding any stock. These views and the Fund holdings and characteristics are subject to change. There is no guarantee that any forecasts made will come to pass. Any securities identified and described in this report do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for client accounts. The reader should not assume that an investment in the securities identified was or will be profitable. Diversification does not protect against market loss.

Dividends

2016$0.2901
2015$0.2750
2014$0.3788
2013$0.1645
2012$0.2757
2011$0.3813
2010$0.1939
2009$0.1875
2008$0.5135
2007$0.4536
2006$0.2289
2005$0.3718
2004$0.2647
2003$0.1813
2002$0.1196
2001$0.0000
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Short-term Capital Gains

2016$0.0000
2015$0.0000
2014$0.0000
2013$0.0000
2012$0.0000
2011$0.0000
2010$0.0000
2009$0.0000
2008$0.0000
2007$0.6606
2006$0.0222
2005$0.1962
2004$0.1379
2003$0.0037
2002$0.0000
2001$0.0000
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Long-term Capital Gains

2016$0.0000
2015$0.0000
2014$0.0000
2013$0.0000
2012$0.0000
2011$0.0000
2010$0.0000
2009$0.0000
2008$0.4558
2007$3.3443
2006$0.8650
2005$0.3833
2004$0.3093
2003$0.0550
2002$0.0000
2001$0.0000
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Distributions are per share. Distribution amounts are based on gains and losses realized and income earned by the Fund through October 31 (or earlier under certain circumstances).

Documents

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