Emerging Markets All Cap Equity

Inception: May 2018

Benchmark: MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index

Lead Portfolio Manager: Arup Datta, MBA, CFA

Investment Adviser: Mackenzie Investments Corporation

Portfolio Advantage

  • Core focus that aims to add value across a variety of market conditions
  • Nimble process that incorporates daily changes in stock alpha rankings
  • Daily rebalancing and trading using predictive transaction cost modelling with a focus on capacity management

Investment Philosophy

The Mackenzie Global Quantitative Equity team believes a core style of investing that employs fundamental ideas in a systematically disciplined, risk-aware manner can generate alpha in most market environments. Our team’s priority in executing the investment process is to remain nimble in seeking to generate alpha for clients. To retain this advantage, we use a proprietary transaction cost model and focus on capacity.

Investment Approach

  • Bottom-up, quantitative stock selection process is applied to a broad investable universe of over 7,000 securities from 24 emerging markets countries and a select number of frontier countries.
  • Stocks are analyzed through a region/sector relative model framework.
  • Individual stock weights are assigned based upon sub-factors, which are grouped into the four aggregate factors, Value, Revisions, Quality and Informed Investor.
  • Contextual modeling is utilized to further refine the weights of factors assigned to stocks.
  • The priority in executing the investment process is to remain nimble in seeking to generate alpha for clients. 


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The Mackenzie Emerging Markets All Cap Composite contains fully discretionary, Emerging Markets All Cap accounts. New accounts are included in the Composite beginning with the first full month under management after they have been fully invested.

GIPS Compliance Statement

Mackenzie Investments claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®).

Composite Description

The Emerging Markets All Cap Composite seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation and outperform its benchmark (MSCI EM IMI Index). The strategy applies a quantitative, bottom-up stock selection investment process, based on fundamental insights, to emerging and selected frontier markets across all-cap stocks. The investment process focuses on a succinct, high conviction set of factors, which are applied within the context of a region/sector/industry relative model. The composite was created on June 1, 2018.

Benchmark Description

The MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index is a free float adjusted, market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the large, mid and small cap equity market performance of emerging markets. It consists of 24 emerging market country indices.

List of Composites

A complete list of composite descriptions is available to prospective clients upon request. Please contact Dean Silver at dean.silver@mackenzieinvestments.com.