azValor Blue Chips FI is a fund that invests mainly in international equities with at least 75% of large-cap exposure (min. €3 billion), with medium and long term upside potential and no special preference for any particular country or sector. The remaining equity exposure will be invested in companies with medium and long term upside potential without any restriction regarding market capitalization. Finally, it may also invest as far as 35% of its total exposure in emerging country issuers/makers.
The fund applies a “Value Investing” investment philosophy: undervalued companies that are good and understandable businesses, with sustainable competitive advantages over time, high return on capital employed (ROCE), led by quality management teams and whose intrinsic value is not reflected in their share price. It aims to take advantage of short-term market irrationality, using volatility as an opportunity with the conviction that in the long term the market will recognize their value. Author fund closely linked to the fund managers, Álvaro Guzmán de Lázaro Mateos and Fernando Bernad Marrasé, whose substitution would imply a change in the investment policy.Benchmark:MSCI World Index
The management uses as its benchmark MSCI World Index performance, developed by Morgan Stanley Capital International and integrated by big-cap stocks across 24 developed markets.