Small Cap Growth

Managed by Snowcrest Capital

1.9% Last 30 days 11.9% Last 90 days 25.0% Last 365 days 1.88 Sharpe Ratio -6.1% Max Drawdown

Small Cap Growth

Managed by Snowcrest Capital

1.9% Last 30 days 11.9% Last 90 days 25.0% Last 365 days 1.88 Sharpe Ratio -6.08 Max Drawdown
Risk score
Strategy Stocks
AUM fee 0.5%
Requirements
• Investment minimum: $10,000
• Options trading permissions
• Margin account
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Our Small Cap portfolio seeks to achieve capital appreciation by primarily investing in small companies with above average growth potential.  Small companies, according to the manager, are companies whose market capitalizations are generally less than $2 billion at the time of purchase.  The manager maintains a concentrated portfolio of small cap companies traded on US exchanges.

Research

Companies are subjected to an eight-point evaluation based on items, such as revenue growth, earnings growth, cash-flow growth, debt-to-equity ratio, and other economic conditions.  Manager does not attempt to “time the market”, however, he may pass on high-scoring companies whose industry group is waning.

Approach

Manager invests primarily in small cap companies historically overlooked by mainstream investors, analysts, and institutions.  Particular attention is given to companies surveyed by fewer than two analysts - who may provide an uninformed and imperfect valuation.  Manager seeks to purchase securities he believes are undervalued and may provide an opportunity for a quick profit.

Allocation discipline

Under normal circumstances, the manager invests at least 80% of the net assets in equity securities of smaller and lesser known companies.  The portfolio generally maintains ten to fifteen positions, and the turnover rate can be very high with an average turnaround of twelve days.  Manager may remain in cash until an opportunity is found.  In an attempt to reduce market risk, the manager may trade index options on the Russell 2000 index.

Sell discipline

Manager continuously ranks stocks from best to worst applying an eight-point evaluation score; as a result, a security may be sold when another security exhibits a higher score.  In addition, if a security has performed above and beyond the manager’s expectations then it may be sold.

Exceptions

Our strict eight-point evaluation process may limit the number of potential companies that we may invest in; as a consequence, the portfolio may lack the diversification of other funds.  For the same reason, during certain periods, the portfolio may carry a larger cash position than desired. Risks associated with investing in small cap stocks may be higher due to the reduced liquidity and ensuing volatility.  Manager may not be able to exit a position at a “fair” price during a market panic.

All performance information on this page is based on the performance of the Portfolio Manager’s account. Client performance may differ. This information was calculated on November 17, 2017.

Daily returns
Performance
Russell 2000
S&P 500
Manager (net of fees )
Last 30 days 1.9% 0.7% -0.8%
Last 90 days 11.9% 6.3% 9.9%
Last 365 Days 25.0% 17.9% 14.0%
Since inception (Annualized) 16.4% 14.8% 15.7%
2017 (YTD) 19.8% 15.2% 10.0%
Risk metrics (last 365 days)
Russell 2000
S&P 500
Manager (net of fees )
Volatility 12.6% 6.8% 12.2%
Sharpe Ratio 1.88 2.44 1.04
Sortino Ratio 3.13 3.26 1.56
Maximum Drawdown -6.1% -2.8% -6.4%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -2.9% -1.6% -2.8%
Additional metrics (last 365 days)
vs.Russell 2000
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio 0.7% 1.1%
Alpha 6.39 13.42
Beta 1.00 0.70
R-Squared 0.3% 0.5%
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About Snowcrest Capital

Snowcrest Capital Management, LLC is an independent Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm located in the Rocky Mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah. Our firm was founded by professionals from different areas of the industry – including investment management, consulting, trading, and wealth management. We’ve intentionally organized ourselves in an independent manner, absent any broker-dealer, in order to maximize our ability to provide our clients with objective and unbiased oversight of their assets.

Important Information

  1. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, and all investments, including those in this portfolio, involve the risk of loss, including loss of principal and a reduction in earnings.  
  2. All performance information on this page is based on the performance of the Portfolio Manager’s account, using the manager’s own funds. Portfolio Manager’s pre-IB Asset Management performance information may include performance of non-IB Asset Management client accounts. Performance of the Portfolio Manager's account is calculated by IB Asset Management on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions and reflects the deduction of broker commissions. Manager returns include trades and positions that fail IB Asset Management's trading rules, as a result, actual client returns will differ. IB Asset Management advisory fees are simulated and applied retroactively to present the portfolio return "net-of-fees".
  3. None of the performance information displayed on this page is based on the actual performance of any IB Asset Management client account investing in this portfolio. The performance in an IB Asset Management client account invested in this portfolio may differ (i.e., be lower or higher) from the Portfolio Manager’s account performance based on any trading restrictions imposed by the client (resulting in different account holdings), time of initial investment, amount of investment, frequency and size of cash flows in and out of the client account, applicable brokerage commissions, and different corporate actions. Clients investing in this portfolio may view the actual performance of their investment in this portfolio by logging into their IB Asset Management account and reviewing their customized dashboard.
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  8. Not all transactions listed will appear in accounts due to IB Asset Management's trading rules and individual client constraints. Eligibility of these securities is monitored periodically, and may change over time. Actual client investment holdings may vary.
  9. This portfolio was launched on IB Asset Management on September 06, 2016.
  10. This portfolio contains options. Options trading involves a high degree of risk, is highly speculative, and is not suitable for all investors. You should only select a portfolio with options trading if you are comfortable with the level of risk involved in trading options.
  11. The Portfolio Manager could use short selling to manage this portfolio. Short selling is more complex than simply owning securities, involves a high degree of risk, is highly speculative, and is not suitable for all investors. The risk of loss associated with short selling is virtually unlimited. Short selling may also involve additional expenses and risks, including hard-to-borrow stock charges and buy-in risk. You should only select a portfolio using short selling if you are comfortable with the level of risk involved in short selling.
  12. The Portfolio Manager could use borrowed funds or leverage to fund investments in this portfolio. Leverage indicates the level of margin utilized and is calculated by dividing gross exposure by portfolio net liquidation value. Leverage involves a high degree of risk, is highly speculative, and is not suitable for all investors. Leverage increases both the amount you may lose and the amount you may make in a portfolio, leading to higher returns in the case of favorable market movements but also larger losses under adverse market conditions. You may also incur additional expenses associated with borrowing funds. You should only select a portfolio using leverage if you are comfortable with the level of risk involved in using leverage.