Emerging Markets Growth (EMG)

"Our Emerging Markets Growth strategy is supported by our globally-oriented research platform. Our investment team has many years of experience applying the same philosophy and process across industries and geographies over multiple market cycles. We think clients will benefit from this collective strength."

Ashraf A. Haque

Co-Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Growth Strategy
Emerging Markets Growth
EMG Gross (%) EMG Net (%) MSCI EM (%)

Inception date is December 31, 2012 and periods over one year reflect annualized results. Sands Capital claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). The performance shown is that of the Sands Capital Emerging Markets Growth Composite (EMGC). GIPS®-compliant presentations and additional disclosures for the composite may be found at Sands Capital Annual Disclosure Presentation. The performance shown is compared to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (MSCI EM) – a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of emerging markets. Broad-based securities indexes are unmanaged and are not subject to fees and expenses typically associated with managed accounts or investment funds. Investments cannot be made directly in a broad-based securities index. Differences in account size, timing of transactions and market conditions prevailing at the time of investment may lead to different results, and clients may lose money. Differences in the methodology used to calculate performance may also lead to different performance results than those shown. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Information shown is not intended as a forecast or guarantee of future results and is subject to change. Investment results are presented gross and net of management fees and include the reinvestment of all income. Gross of fee results do not reflect the deduction of investment advisory fees, trading expenses and any other costs incurred in the management of an account.

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As of 9/30/18
EMG Gross (%) EMG Net (%) MSCI EM (%)

Inception date is December 31, 2012. Sands Capital claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). The performance shown is that of the Sands Capital Emerging Markets Growth Composite (EMGC). GIPS®-compliant presentations and additional disclosures for the composite may be found at Sands Capital Annual Disclosure Presentation. The performance shown is compared to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (MSCI EM) – a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of emerging markets. Broad-based securities indexes are unmanaged and are not subject to fees and expenses typically associated with managed accounts or investment funds. Investments cannot be made directly in a broad-based securities index. Differences in account size, timing of transactions and market conditions prevailing at the time of investment may lead to different results, and clients may lose money. Differences in the methodology used to calculate performance may also lead to different performance results than those shown. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Information shown is not intended as a forecast or guarantee of future results and is subject to change. Investment results are presented gross and net of management fees and include the reinvestment of all income. Gross of fee results do not reflect the deduction of investment advisory fees, trading expenses and any other costs incurred in the management of an account.

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As of 9/30/18
Business SpaceHeld Since
AlibabaInternet Retail2014
Anta Sports ProductsTextile Apparel and Luxury Goods2016
BaiduInternet Search and Media2012
CtripOnline Travel Reservation Service2016
Housing Development FinanceMortgage Financing and Financial Services2014
Jubilant FoodworksQuick Service Restaurants2012
Medy-ToxPharmaceuticals2015
NaspersSatellite TV, Online Communications, and Ecommerce2012
TencentInternet Communications and Entertainment2012
YandexInternet Search and Media2017

These holdings are based on the Emerging Markets Growth Composite (EMGC). They are the ten largest holdings by portfolio weight, listed in alphabetical order. The representative holdings, dated September 30, 2018, account for 43.9% of the representative portfolio’s investments. Holdings may change at any time and should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security. You should not assume that any of the holdings were or will be profitable. GIPS®-compliant presentations and additional disclosures for the composite may be found at Sands Capital Annual Disclosure Presentation.

As of 9/30/18
EMG (%)MSCI EM (%)
Emerging Asia69.347.4
Developed Asia ex Japan9.327.2
Europe6.86.3
Latin America6.511.3
Middle East & Africa4.47.8
[Cash]3.7-

The information shown is that of the Sands Capital Emerging Markets Growth Composite (EMGC) and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (MSCI EM). The index represented will differ in characteristics, holdings, and sector weightings from that of the composite. GIPS®-compliant presentations and additional disclosures for the composite may be found at Sands Capital Annual Disclosure Presentation.

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Emerging Markets Growth Portfolio Management Team

The Emerging Markets Growth Portfolio Management (PM) Team works diligently to implement our investment philosophy, constructing a portfolio of what we believe are 30 to 50 leading growth businesses. The PM team sources ideas from and is supported by our globally integrated research team.

Brian A. Christiansen, CFA

Sr. Portfolio Manager
Research Analyst
Executive Managing Director
Joined Sands Capital in 2006

Sands Capital (2008-2013)
Arlington, VA • Research Analyst

Sands Capital (2006-2008)
Arlington, VA • Research Associate

Yale University

MBA, School of Management (2009); BA, Economics (2005)

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Ashraf A. Haque

Sr. Portfolio Manager
Research Analyst
Joined Sands Capital in 2008

Sands Capital (2008-2013)
Arlington, VA • Research Analyst

Chesapeake Partners (2007-2008)
Baltimore, MD • Investment Analyst

McKinsey & Company (2003-2005)
Chicago, IL • Business Analyst

GH Smart & Company (2001-2003)
Chicago, IL • Director, Business Development

Harvard University

MBA, Harvard Business School (2007)

Northwestern University

BA, Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences and Economics (2001)

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Neil Kansari

Sr. Portfolio Manager
Research Analyst
Joined Sands Capital in 2008

Sands Capital (2008-2013)
Arlington, VA • Research Analyst

PRTM, part of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (2002-2006)
Waltham, MA • Associate, Sr. Business Analyst

University of Virginia (1999-2002)
Charlottesville, VA • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering

Millennium Solutions; Universal Impex (1997-1999)
Mumbai, India • Application Analyst

Mahajan & Aibara: Shah Gupta & Co. (1996-1997)
Mumbai, India • Accounting Trainee

University of Virginia

MBA, Darden School (2008); MS, Electrical Engineering (2002)

University of Mumbai (Bombay)

BE, Electronics Engineering (1996)

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