Portfolio Management for Institutional Investors

A focus on fundamentals in multiple asset classes

Our Products

Our Portfolio Management services are available to all institutions. We have a special focus and expertise in Taft-Hartley Plans and public funds. We also have experience managing private endowments and foundations.

Large Cap Core

The Dearborn Partners’ Large Cap Core product applies fundamental business and macroeconomic analyses to U.S.-traded securities with a market capitalization greater than $5 billion. Companies are screened for balance sheet strength, free cash flow generation, improving returns on capital, and shareholder value creation. The resulting portfolio typically holds between 25-35 securities.

Large Cap Growth

The Dearborn Partners’ Large Cap Growth (sub-advised by Logan Capital Management, Inc.) product applies fundamental business, macroeconomic, and technical analyses to U.S.-traded securities with a market capitalization greater than $5 billion. Companies are screened for above-industry growth rates in sales and earnings, balance sheet strength, and shareholder value creation. The resulting portfolio typically holds between 35 – 45 securities.

Large Cap Value

The Dearborn Partners’ Large Cap Value (sub-advised by Aristotle Capital Management, LLC ) product applies a fundamental, bottom-up stock selection process to U.S.-traded securities with a market capitalization greater than $5 billion. Companies are screened for strong and sustainable returns on invested capital, consistent free cash flow generation, balance sheet strength, and shareholder value creation. The resulting portfolio is monitored for valuation opportunities, with the final portfolio typically holding between 20 – 30 securities.

Small Cap Core

Dearborn Partners’ MVP Small Cap Core strategy (sub-advised by Ziegler Capital Management, LLC) uses a fundamental, bottom-up approach designed to identify underpriced securities with a strong potential for long-term appreciation. The investment process begins with a deep fundamental analysis of the universe by sector specialists, followed by the application of proprietary cash flow-based Price Discovery and Relative Value models. The portfolio is then constructed using the most attractive stocks by sector with a focus on risk control.

Small Cap Growth

Dearborn Partners’ MVP Small Cap Growth strategy (sub-advised by Ziegler Capital Management, LLC) uses a fundamental, bottom-up approach designed to identify underpriced securities with a strong potential for long-term appreciation. The investment process begins with a deep fundamental analysis of the universe by sector specialists, followed by the application of proprietary cash flow-based Price Discovery and Relative Value models. The portfolio is then constructed using the most attractive stocks by sector with a focus on risk control.

Small Cap Dividend Value

The Dearborn Partners’ Small Cap Dividend Value strategy (sub-advised by Keeley Asset Management) is a bottom-up, fundamental driven strategy. Keeley screens the universe of all U.S. equities with a market cap between $200 million and $3.5 billion for companies that pay a dividend. Keeley then evaluates those equities for their definition of: Quality, Timeliness, and Valuation. Portfolios are constructed on a sector neutral basis, but Keeley generally limits sector weights to within 5% (+/-) of the applicable benchmark weight, in order to maintain a diversified portfolio of dividend paying stocks.

 

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