U.S. Micro-Cap Value

Inception Date:
Strategy Assets:
$165 Million
Russell Micro Value
Market capitalization:
< Largest Mkt. Cap. in Russell Micro-Cap Value Index
Separate Account,
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As of 3/31/2024
MTD QTD YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year 15 Year 20 Year 25 Year Inception to Date
Micro-Cap Value (Gross)
5.50 4.74 4.74 12.28 4.75 10.86 9.51 14.11 9.94 12.30 9.94
Micro-Cap Value (Net)
5.42 4.48 4.48 11.16 3.71 9.76 8.40 12.88 8.77 11.12 8.77
Russell Micro Value
3.22 3.63 3.63 18.95 -0.71 8.15 7.07 12.61 0.00 0.00 0.00

Top Holdings

As of 3/31/2024
% Of Portfolio
Perrigo Co. Plc
Flowserve Corporation
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
Ball Corporation
Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc.
Primo Water Corporation
Tyson Foods, Inc. Class A
Smith & Nephew Plc Sponsored ADR
Ashland Inc.
Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc.


As of 3/31/2024
Micro-Cap Value
Russell Micro Value
Weighted Average Market Cap (Millions)
Median Market Cap (Millions)
Annual Turnover
Active Share

Sector Allocation

As of 3/31/2024


Gregory Ramsby
Gregory Ramsby

Joined DRZ: 1996
Investment Experience: 33 Years

Randy A. Renfrow, CFA
Randy A. Renfrow, CFA

Joined DRZ: 2008
Investment Experience: 25 Years

Darren C. Weems, CFA, CPA
Darren C. Weems, CFA, CPA

Joined DRZ: 2007
Investment Experience: 26 Years

Brendan M. Long, CFA
Brendan M. Long, CFA

Joined DRZ: 2007
Investment Experience: 19 Years

Damien Amato, CFA
Damien Amato, CFA

Joined DRZ: 2014
Investment Experience: 16 Years

Zachary J. Pancratz, CFA
Zachary J. Pancratz, CFA

Joined DRZ: 2011
Investment Experience: 12 Years

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4.Accounts that experience cash flows of 10% or more will be temporary removed from the composite for one month; this policy applies to all periods. Additional information regarding the firm’s policies for valuing portfolios, calculating performance, and preparing GIPS reports are available upon request.

5.All accounts managed according to the DRZ Micro Cap Value strategy have been included in the composite regardless of industry restrictions imposed by the individual accounts.

6.The composite invests in U.S. stocks, ADRs, and foreign domiciled stocks traded in US dollars on the major US exchanges that generally have the following characteristics; a dividend yield generally above 1% and a market capitalization that does not exceed the largest market capitalization in the Russell Micro-Cap Value Index.

7.Past performance is not indicative of future results. The actual return and value of an account will fluctuate and at any point could be worth more or less than the amount invested. Individual account performance will vary according to individual client investment objectives.

8.The benchmark is the Russell Microcap Value Index which measures the performance of the stock of 2000 companies included in the microcap value segment of the U.S. Equity market. Prior to January 2007 the composite was measured against the Russell 2000 Value index, which was changed to more accurately represent the composite strategy. DRZ’s managed portfolios consist of 50-80 individual securities. Material differences exist between the holdings and weights of the Index and DRZ’s managed portfolios.

9.Total time-weighted rates of return are expressed in US dollars. Computations include the reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. For investments in ADRs and foreign domiciled companies, dividends are included net of any withholding taxes.

10.The composite creation date is October 1, 1997, and the composite inception date is September 30, 1997. DRZ’s list of composite descriptions is available upon request.

11.The gross-of-fees returns are net of transaction costs.

12.Net-of-fees returns are calculated by deducting a model management fee of 0.083% using the highest management fee of 1.00% from the monthly gross-of fee composite return.

13.DRZ’s standard fee schedule for Micro Cap Value is 1.00% on all amounts.

14.Internal dispersion is calculated using the equal-weighted standard deviation of annual gross-of-fee returns of those portfolios that were included in the composite for the entire year; it is not presented for periods with 5 or fewer portfolios. The three-year annualized ex-post standard deviation measures the variability of the composite gross-of-fee returns and the benchmark returns over the preceding 36 months period. The three-year ex-post standard deviation is not required for periods prior to 2011.

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