Small/Mid Cap Value Strategy

OVERVIEW

Baird Equity Asset Management’s Small/Mid Cap Value portfolio invests in small- to medium-cap U.S. companies and seeks to provide superior risk-adjusted returns and consistently outperform the benchmark Russell 2500 Value Index over a full market cycle (typically 3–5 years). The portfolio comprises companies we expect to exceed street expectations and that trade at discounts to our proprietary calculations of fair value. To help control risks, the portfolio is generally diversified among companies in a broad range of industries and economic sectors.

Portfolio Construction

  • A concentrated portfolio of generally 40–50 stocks
  • A market cap range typically from $300 million to $10 billion at purchase 
  • Top holdings generally limited to 5% at cost, 8% at market
  • Sectors capped at 30% excluding financials 
  • Buy-and-hold approach
TEAM

For more information, contact Rob Zwiebel or the Intermediary Specialist in your region.

COMMENTARY

Q4 2019 Small/Mid Value and Small Value Commentary

Market participants dusted off their party hats early to celebrate the beginning of a new decade.  Equity indices posted strong returns with the smallest of the small, non-earners and low quality leading the charge in the fourth quarter of 2019.  Strong ETF flows of over $7 billion since the fall made it tough for active small cap managers to keep up, and the average fund in only 1 of the 9 Lipper style boxes (Small Growth) beat its benchmark for the year. Despite a heroic effort in December, growth beat value again for the third year and 8 of the past 10.


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PERFORMANCE

Annualized Returns (%)*

 3 MonthsYTD1-Year3-Year5-Year10-YearSince InceptionInception Date
Baird Small/Mid Cap Value (gross) 5.05 19.34 19.34 7.73 6.58 10.96 11.09 1/1/00
Baird Small/Mid Cap Value (net) 4.86 18.40 18.40 6.85 5.74 10.06 10.11 1/1/00
Russell 2500 Value Index 7.07 23.56 23.56 6.12 7.18 11.25 9.70

*Returns less than one year are not annualized.



Annual Total Returns (%)

20192018201720162015201420132012201120102009
Baird Small/Mid Cap Value (gross) 19.34 -14.51 22.55 9.80 0.17 9.47 36.87 17.32 6.09 10.29 29.40
Baird Small/Mid Cap Value (net) 18.40 -15.22 21.54 8.91 -0.50 8.65 35.93 16.36 5.09 9.26 28.20
Russell 2500 Value Index 23.56 -12.36 10.36 25.20 -5.49 7.11 33.32 19.21 -3.36 24.85 27.68

Data as of 12/31/19


Past performance does not guarantee future results.