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International Small Cap Equity

Distinguishing Characteristics

Thought Process

We invest behind key growth inflection points in a company’s fundamentals as we assert the market is slow to appreciate the magnitude of meaningful change.

Diverse Growth Universe

We take an expansive and differentiated view of growth that allows us to invest in multiple types of growth stocks at various stages of their lifecycle.

Time Horizon

Our investment process emphasizes a company’s long-term growth potential over shorter-term trends.

The Way We Think

We believe that accelerating growth in revenue and earnings is associated with identifiable factors that produce excess returns to stock prices over the long term. We assert that opportunities that exist in informationally inefficient markets can be amplified by identifying and exploiting key inflection points in a company’s fundamentals.

We Believe In:


Our team culture is conducive to generating long-term sustainable alpha.  We work together in a close, non-hierarchical fashion.  Team members are empowered by intellectual inclusion.

Behavioral Inefficiencies

International small-cap stocks are a structurally inefficient asset class and our investment process is structured to identify and exploit those inefficiencies for the benefit of our clients.


Liquidity is an important consideration as a risk management tool to structure our portfolios, given our belief, that the failure rate is high in small growth markets.

Risk Management

Differentiated risk management is an important part of the overall investment DNA of CastleArk and we leverage comprehensive risk management toolsets to support our processes.

Process and Portfolio Construction

We construct a diversified portfolio of 65-85 global growth stocks where idiosyncratic and industry change can produce some of the largest and most sustainable inflection points.

Investment Strategy

We conduct extensive primary research, make use of a collaborative culture, and overlay time-tested behavioral finance anomalies to invest on behalf of our clients.   Let us show you what we can do in one of the most inefficient style boxes on the planet.

Strategy: CastleArk International Small Cap Equity

Index: MSCI ACWI Ex US Small Cap

Available Vehicles: Separately Managed Account, Collective Trust

Inception Date: December 31, 2015

We have a flexible and holistic definition of growth stocks at various points in their life cycle.

We have a differentiated view of risk on a global basis and relative to other growth stock styles.

We optimize the intersection of information and behavioral inefficiencies on a global scale.

Composite Performance as of March 31, 2024*

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The MSCI ACWI ex US Small Cap Index captures small cap representation across 22 of 23 Developed Markets (DM) countries (excluding the US) and 23 Emerging Markets (EM) countries*. With 4,273 constituents, the index covers approximately 14% of the global equity opportunity set outside the US.

Composite Performance reflects reinvestment of all income and capital gains and is shown in US dollars and after the deduction of transaction costs. Composite Performance is shown gross and net of actual management fees charged. Actual investment advisory fees incurred by clients may vary. Additional information on the calculation methodologies used herein is available upon request. Indexes are unmanaged, do not incur management fees and cannot be invested in directly. The Composite and index returns are net of any foreign withholding taxes on dividends, interest, and capital gains.

Past performance is not indicative of future results. Performance during certain periods reflect strong stock market performance that is not typical and may not be repeated.

Portfolio Managers

CastleArk Management, LLC is a registered investment advisor registered with The Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

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