Altrinsic Global Investors: “The next 10 years are going to be very, very different than the last 10 years.”
Mark Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer of North Square Investments, discusses international equities and building high-conviction equity portfolios with John Hock, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Altrinsic Global Advisors.
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As of March 31, 2023, the following securities mentioned in this podcast represented the following percentage of the Altrinsic International Equity Fund’s portfolio:
Name of Security Percent of Net Assets
Heineken NV 3.33%
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya 0.99%
HDFC Bank LTD – ADR 1.84%
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