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Convergence Long/Short Strategies Q3 2020 Commentary

As we reflect on the 3rd quarter and the year 2020 overall, the traditional investment measurements and analogies may not suffice in explaining the narrative of the recent results within equities. As in the famous opening line of the original Star Trek series, we have truly gone "to where no man has gone before.”.

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Convergence Factor Analysis Q3 2020 Commentary

Q3-2020 Factor Analysis

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Convergence Dividend Growth Commentary Q3 2020

The Convergence Dividend Growth strategy generated a positive 2.50%, net of fees, in the 3rd quarter. The strategy has slightly outperformed the Russell 1000 Value Index by 0.24% year-to-date, as above-average dividend paying companies have basically matched the returns of the value index, which includes both dividend paying and non-paying companies.

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Convergence Factor Analysis Q2 2020 Commentary

We ranked all 15 factor composites by quintile spread return to show that what can work over the long term is not always true in the short term (see disclosures for a definition of quintile spread return).

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Convergence Long/Short Strategies Q2 2020 Commentary

The Convergence Long/Short Equity strategy finished the second quarter of 2020 up 6.00%. The Convergence Market Neutral strategy slipped -2.81% for the quarter. The strategies succeeded in outperforming the broader equity market indices net of fees during the first quarter but understandably failed to fully participate in the rebound rally from mid-March to quarter-end. As hedged strategies, we expect to add relative return in downturns and when the market rallies we expect to participate to a varying degree relative to market averages.

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Convergence Dividend Growth Commentary Q2 2020

The Convergence Dividend Growth strategy generated a 16.71% return, net of fees, in the second quarter of 2020. The strategy outperformed the Russell 1000 Value Index by 2.42% for the quarter.

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Convergence Long/Short Strategies Q1 2020 Commentary

In the first quarter of 2020, the Convergence Long/Short Strategies succeeded in outperforming the broader equity market indices net of fees during the tumultuous Coronavirus environment. The Convergence process favors specific characteristics which helped us to maintain a portfolio of companies that were additive to our relative results, particularly in February and March.

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Convergence Factor Analysis Q1 2020 Commentary

We ranked all 15 factor composites by quintile spread return to show that what can work over the long term is not always true in the short term (see disclosures for a definition of quintile spread return).

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Convergence Dividend Growth Commentary Q1 2020

In the first quarter of 2020, the Convergence Dividend Growth strategy succeeded in marginally outperforming the Russell 1000 Value, net of fees, during the tumultuous Coronavirus environment. The characteristics the Convergence process favors helped us to maintain a portfolio of companies that proved additive to our results, particularly in February and March.

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Convergence Long/Short Strategies Q4 2019 Commentary

As we began the year of 2019, U.S. investor appetites, as well as anxiety levels, have made a complete turnaround. Fear of an impending global slowdown from the previous year was replaced by elation that the Fed had everyone’s back. This resulted in equity markets generating sizeable returns to close out the decade. Many investors now perceive the equity market as invincible, as we will discuss. Interest rates are low, following three rate cuts by the Fed, volatility is low, and the price momentum among specific names has been stunning. At the same time, quietly brewing under the surface, is stalled earnings growth.

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Convergence Factor Analysis Q4 2019 Commentary

“…there is little to suggest that factor investing has structurally changed or that it has lost its appeal. While the returns have been disappointing of late, we would do well to keep on plowing the fields and wait for better harvests in the future.” Nicolas Rabener, author/columnist

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Convergence Dividend Growth Commentary Q4 2019

The Convergence Dividend Growth strategy delivered strong results in 2019 by generating a total return of 25.53% for the year, net of fees.  Companies with strong fundamental characteristics rewarded investors given the marked appreciation of those stocks within the equity markets.

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Convergence Factor Analysis Q3 2019 Commentary

Is now a good time to look at hedged equity and/or market neutral?

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Convergence Long/Short Strategies Q3 2019 Commentary

Investors in the Convergence Long/Short strategies were rewarded in the 3rd quarter with solid outperformance. The risk fueled run-up in Q1 gave way in Q2 to a more disciplined and rational environment for stock selection, and this rational environment persisted through the end of Q3.

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Convergence Dividend Growth Commentary Q3 2019

The Convergence Dividend Growth outperformed the Russell 1000 Value by over 100 basis points in the third quarter of 2019, net of fees. It was a jumpy quarter where most indexes finished up with small single digit returns.

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Convergence Long/Short Strategies Q2 2019 Commentary

Investors in the Convergence Long/Short strategies were rewarded in the 2nd quarter with solidly positive returns. The first quarter’s risk-fueled run-up gave way in Q2 to a more disciplined and rational environment for stock selection..

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Convergence Dividend Growth Commentary Q2 2019

The Convergence Dividend Growth strategy delivered a very strong return in the first half of 2019, up 13.18%. As a value focused strategy with lower risk in terms of beta and volatility, we were pleased with the strong returns generated during the past six months given the powerful upward move in the broader markets.

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Convergence Long/Short Strategies - Convergence Q1 2019 Commentary

The George Costanza Market.

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Convergence Dividend Growth Commentary Q1 2019

The Convergence Dividend Growth strategy delivered a very strong total return in the first quarter of 2019, up 10.75%. We are pleased with the strong returns generated this quarter during this sharp upward move in the markets, especially since dividend and value focused strategies tend to be lower risk in terms of beta and volatility.

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