Q2 2023 Manager Research: U.S. Large Cap Value Equity Performance
While Growth stocks have been performing well, active growth managers have struggled to keep pace with the Russell 1000 Growth Index. Active value managers on the other hand outperformed the Russell 1000 Value Index for the month, quarter, and year to date. Below we spotlight what drove the performance of active large cap value managers as of June 30th, 2023, based off the 10th business day preliminary data of IM Peer Groups.
Summary of Active U.S. Large Cap Value Equity Manager Performance:
- Year to date, the median active U.S. large cap value manager outperformed their benchmark by 50 basis points compared to the median U.S. large cap growth manager which underperformed by more than 3%.
- The top quartile value performers were mainly fundamental products, which averaged less than 40 holdings and active shares over 85%.
- As noted in our recent Factor Performance Analysis for June 2023 Growth, Volatility and Size clearly outperform in U.S. equities over the second quarter and year to date.
- Top quartile U.S. large cap value performers benefited from exposure to Growth, specifically Sales Growth & Forecast Growth, as well as Volatility & Momentum factors. (Figure 3)
- From a sector perspective, the top performers benefited from being overweight the benchmark and peers within Information Technology & Consumer Discretionary stocks, and underweight Energy. (Figure 4)
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