Davis Global Fund


    Investment Strategy

    The goal of the Davis Global Fund is to provide shareholders access to attractive investment opportunities in the United States and abroad, in both developed and developing markets.

    The Fund applies our signature Davis Investment Discipline – seeking durable, well-managed businesses at value prices and holding them for the long term – to create a Portfolio of companies from around the world.

    Investors who recognize that today’s increasingly global economy can create compelling investment opportunities anywhere in the world may want to consider the Davis Global Fund.

    Why Invest in a Fund with Both U.S. and International Companies

    The U.S. economy remains the world’s largest and includes many of the strongest, most durable and innovative companies.

    However, as economic globalization continues at a rapid pace, investors seeking long-term growth should consider investing in companies beyond U.S. borders:

    • Many successful companies are based internationally. (More than 37,000 companies are listed on exchanges outside the United States compared with only 5,000 within the United States).
    • About half of the world’s market capitalization is outside the United States.
    • Approximately 95% of the world’s population lives beyond U.S. borders and 74% of global GDP is generated outside the United States.

    Why Invest in the Davis Global Fund

    Sixty Years of Experience

    The Davis family has compounded wealth for investors over six decades and three generations.

    Aligned with Shareholders

    With more than $2 billion invested side by side with fellow shareholders, we experience the same risks and reap the same rewards.1

    Lower than Average Expense Ratio2

    Davis Global Fund A, 0.97%; Lipper category average, 1.53%

    Lower than Average Turnover Rate2

    Davis Global Fund, 30%; Lipper category average, 82%

    Performance as of 12/31/13

    Annual Returns

    Total Returns
    as of December 31, 2013
    YTD* 1
    Davis Global Fund Class A shares
    without a sales charge
    34.45% 34.45% 10.29% 17.53% 7.92%
    with a maximum 4.75% sales charge 28.06% 28.06% 8.52% 16.39% 7.34%
    MSCI ACWI® Index 22.80% 22.80% 9.73% 14.92% 6.44%

    *YTD is not annualized.

    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 0.97%. 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 12/31/13

    Top 10 Industries

    Global Fund MSCI ACWI® Index
    Information Technology 17.9% 12.5%
    Retailing 10.5% 3.0%
    Transportation 10.2% 2.1%
    Health Care 10.2% 10.3%
    Capital Goods 10.1% 8.0%
    Food, Beverage & Tobacco 8.0% 5.9%
    Materials 7.5% 5.9%
    Diversified Financials 6.2% 5.5%
    Media 6.1% 2.8%
    Consumer Durables & Apparel 4.8% 1.7%

    Geographical Diversification

    United States 48.5%
    Europe 24.4%
    Asia 21.1%
    North America Ex U.S. 3.7%
    South America 2.4%

    Portfolio Composition

    Global Fund MSCI ACWI® Index
    Number of Holdings 61 2,433
    Median Market Cap ($bn) 10.3 8.3
    Weighted Average Market Cap ($bn) 89.4 84.1
    Forecast P/E Ratio 21.6 15.3

    Top 10 Holdings

    Google Inc. Class A United States Dominant global on-line search and advertising company 6.3%
    Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA Switzerland A luxury goods holding company whose brands include Cartier, Montblanc and Van Cleef & Arpels 4.5%
    Vipshop Holdings Ltd. - ADS China A leading online retailer of discounted closed-out merchandise serving the mainland China market 4.2%
    Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc United States One of the world’s largest distributors of aircraft parts 4.1%
    UnitedHealth Group Inc. United States The largest health care insurance company in the U.S. 3.7%
    Schneider Electric SA France Global specialist in energy management 3.6%
    Kuehne & Nagel International AG Switzerland A leader in logistics management, including sea freight, air freight, rail, road, etc. 3.3%
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Class B United States A diversified holding company with interests in insurance, manufacturing, retailing, railroads and utilities. 3.2%
    Heineken Holding NV Netherlands A leading brewer and seller of beer throughout Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific 3.1%
    Ctrip.com International, Ltd. ADR China The leading Chinese online travel services provider 2.7%

    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.

    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.

    1As of December 31, 2013.

    2See Expense ratio/Turnover link below.

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