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PortfolioVerus U.S. Focus Growth



Downside Capture


Annualized Return




Investment Objective & Purpose

The Verus U.S. Focus Growth strategy seeks to achieve long-term growth by building a concentrated portfolio of outstanding businesses with competitive advantages and the potential for sustained superior growth.

Portfolio returns are generated through the compound earnings growth of a concentrated group of competitively advantaged companies owned for many years – Share prices follow earnings growth.

Portfolio Snapshot

Mandate NameVerus U.S. Focus Growth
Base CurrencyU.S. Dollar
Number of Holdings24
Broad Category GroupEquity
BenchmarkRussell 1000 Growth TR USD

Investment Growth of $100,000

Time Period: Since Common Inception 2/1/1989 to 3/31/2024

Trailing Returns (%)

Calculation Benchmark: Russell 1000 Growth TR USD

YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since Common Inception
Verus US Focus Growth8.2932.725.113.5315.5314.68
Russell 1000 Growth TR USD11.413912.518.5215.9811.37
S&P 500 TR USD10.5629.8811.4915.0512.9610.81

Portfolio Statistics

Time Period:
Since Common Inception (2/1/1989 to 3/31/2024)

Calculation Benchmark:
Russell 1000 Growth TR USD

Std Dev15.3216.87
Up Capture Ratio87.82100.00
Down Capture Ratio64.68100.00
Sharpe Ratio0.800.58


Time Period:
Since Common Inception (2/1/1989 to 3/31/2024)

Calculation Benchmark:
Russell 1000 Growth TR USD

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