Davis Global Fund


    The Fund

    Davis Global Fund is a portfolio of attractive businesses from around the world, selected using the time-tested Davis Investment Discipline. 

    The Fund has outperformed the index since its inception in 2004 and has lower than average expenses. 

    Davis is the largest shareholder of the Fund.

    Why Invest in the Davis Global Fund

    • A Portfolio of Well-Researched Businesses from Around the Globe: Companies with attractive long term growth prospects, from the U.S. & abroad, in both developed and developing markets
    • Signature Davis Investment Discipline: Utilizes a time-tested strategy that has successfully compounded wealth for more than 45 years, in both U.S. and non-U.S markets. Focuses on identifying attractive businesses with sustainable competitive advantages and experienced managements, selling at a discount to their true value.
    • Attractive Results: Outperformed the MSCI ACWI® Index since inception (12/22/04).1 
    • A Flexible, Opportunistic Approach: We believe that a bottom-up stock selection process, and not mirroring the benchmark, are keys to long-term outperformance. 
    • Invested Side-by-Side with Shareholders: We are the largest shareholders of the Fund. Portfolio managers are compensated primarily in shares of the Fund based on long-term performance vs. the benchmark.3
    • Lower than Average Expense Ratio4
      Davis Global Fund A, 0.96%; Lipper category average, 1.53%

    Performance as of 12/31/14

    The Davis Global Fund has outperformed the MSCI ACWI® Index since inception (12/22/04).1

    Total Returns
    as of December 31, 2014
    Davis Global Fund Class A shares
    without a sales charge
    2.51% 16.72% 9.62% 7.10% 7.37%
    with a maximum 4.75% sales charge -2.36% 14.84% 8.56% 6.58% 6.85%
    MSCI ACWI® Index 4.16% 14.10% 9.17% 6.09% 6.21%

    The performance presented represents past performance and is not a guarantee of future results. Total return assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gain distributions. Investment return and principal value will vary so that, when redeemed, an investor’s shares may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Fund is subject to a 2% short-term redemption fee for shares held for fewer than 30 days. The total annual operating expense ratio for Class A shares as of the most recent prospectus was 0.96%. The total annual operating expense ratio may vary in future years. Returns and expenses for other classes of shares will vary. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted. For most recent month-end performance, click here or call 800.279.0279.

    Portfolio Characteristics as of 12/31/14

    Top 10 Industries

    Global Fund MSCI ACWI® Index
    Information Technology 13.8% 13.9%
    Capital Goods 11.5% 7.4%
    Health Care 11.0% 11.6%
    Food, Beverage & Tobacco 10.7% 5.8%
    Transportation 9.7% 2.3%
    Retailing 9.6% 3.1%
    Media 5.5% 2.8%
    Consumer Services 4.4% 1.5%
    Consumer Durables & Apparel 4.0% 1.8%
    Energy 3.9% 8.0%

    Geographical Diversification

    United States 44.7%
    Europe 27.2%
    Asia 21.4%
    North America Ex U.S. 4.7%
    South America 2.0%

    Portfolio Composition

    Global Fund MSCI ACWI® Index
    Number of Holdings 66 2,470
    Median Market Cap ($bn) 10.3 8.6
    Weighted Average Market Cap ($bn) 42.7 88.8
    Forecast P/E Ratio 17.9 15.8

    Top 10 Holdings

    Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA Switzerland A luxury goods holding company whose brands include Cartier, Montblanc and Van Cleef & Arpels 3.7%
    Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc United States One of the world’s largest distributors of aircraft parts 3.7%
    IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. United States Offers a broad range of diagnostic testing equipment and other services to veterinary offices 3.6%
    Liberty Global PLC, Series C United States A leading European-focused cable TV and media company 3.5%
    Google Inc. United States Dominant global on-line search and advertising company 3.3%
    Schneider Electric SA France Global specialist in energy management 3.2%
    Kuehne & Nagel International AG Switzerland A leading freight forwarder by sea, air, rail, and road 3.0%
    Lindt & Spruengli AG - PC Switzerland A manufacturer of premium chocolate with sales in over 100 countries 3.0%
    Amazon.com, Inc. United States An e-commerce giant within the retail industry 2.9%
    Diageo PLC United Kingdom The world’s leading premium alcoholic beverage company whose brands span across spirits, wine and beer 2.9%

    Click here for month-end holdings.
    Click here for quarter-end holdings.


    Fact Sheet
    Fund Fact Sheet Download

    Applying the Davis Investment Discipline to companies within the United States and around the globe; Portfolio characteristics, top holdings, and performance.

    Portfolio Manager Commentary
    Annual Review 2014 Download View

    The Fund research team discusses the Portfolio, performance and how they apply the Davis Investment Discipline to uncover opportunities around the globe.

    Insights into the Fund
    Discover the Davis Global Fund Download The signature Davis Investment Discipline is used to identify attractive businesses around the world
    Investing in Global Equities Download How we identify best-of-breed businesses around the globe and the factors which created our benchmark-beating performance.
    Forbes reprint: Four Leading Stocks at Attractive Valuations View Davis Global Fund Portfolio Manager Danton Goei on what has driven the fund’s historical outperformance and four compelling names currently in the Portfolio
    Davis Global:
    Ways Investors Use the Fund
    Download How investors use Davis Global Fund to pursue specific portfolio objectives

    This material must be accompanied or preceded by a current Davis Global Fund Prospectus. You should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges, and expenses before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information and can be obtained by clicking here or calling 800.279.0279. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.

    1 Class A shares without a sales charge. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

3 As of December 31, 2014.

4 See Expense ratio/Turnover link below.

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