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Select Dividend Growth Wins Asset View Award

In its first year of eligibility, the Santa Barbara Select Dividend Growth strategy was recognized by CAMRADATA Asset View Awards, where it ranked in the top position in the Global Equity – Large Cap Core (USD) universe as of December 31, 2016.

*The award shown is based on managers in the universe indicated. No statement of client experience or endorsement is intended by such award. The award and related performance data are from a third party. The performance upon which the award is based may differ from the performance of a particular managed account program. This performance may include results from accounts not managed in a managed account program. The benchmark selected may not reflect the primary benchmark used by a manager. This information upon which the award is based does not represent the results that an individual investor actually attained or will attain. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

2017 CAMRADATA Asset View Award is based on an in-house proprietary model. The 2017 CAMRADATA Asset View Award for the Santa Barbara Select Dividend Growth Strategy, Global Equity – Large Cap Core (USD), is based on an in-house proprietary model, CAMRADATA IQ.

The CAMRADATA Independent Quantitative (IQ) scores is a ranking reflecting five statistical factors measured over a three year period. Each factor generates a statistic which is shown as a percentage or a number.

To rank products, the percentile ranking of each factor is determined and an overall master score is calculated. This is a simple average of all percentile rankings for each product across all five factors. Investment products which share the same value for a factor are assigned the same percentile rank within that factor.

The five statistical factors that make up the CAMRADATA IQ score are:

Excess Return
A measure of overall added value. The underlying factor is the annualized excess return over the benchmark.

Information Ratio
A measure of efficiency. The Information Ratio is the return added by the asset manager for each one per cent of risk being taken over the benchmark. Therefore the higher the Information Ratio the more return being added for the one percent of risk being taken. The underlying factor is calculated by taking the excess return and dividing it by the excess risk.

A measure of the bet structure which a manager is taking. The underlying factor is calculated by taking the average positive relative returns away from the average negative relative returns. Investors use this to identify managers with a low frequency of winning but with a high payoff when a product beats the benchmark. Investors want to see that wins (positive returns) are greater than losses (negative returns); even if the wins are infrequent.

Hit Rate
A measure of consistency. The underlying factor is the percentage of times the manager beats the benchmark. Generally you should expect a manager with strong consistency of beating the benchmark to have a probability of beating it greater than 50%.

Drawdown Strength
A measure of downside management. This measures a product’s worst observed 12 month risk adjusted relative return. It is in effect analyzing the worst Information Ratio for each product in any 12 month period during the three years being measured. More credit is given to asset managers who have had positive 12 month risk adjusted relative returns and who took less risk to achieve it. Whilst during a 12mth period of negative returns, more credit is given to those asset managers who took more risk showing they were actively managing their products rather than being passive during these times.

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