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Note on Dynamic Weights
The aim of this note is to clarify how the dynamic weights work in our Global Value Equity Portfolio.

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  1. 1. March 11, 2011 Note on Dynamic WeightsPeter GarnryEquity Strategist The aim of this note is to clarify how the dynamic weightspg@saxobank.com work in our Global Value Equity Portfolio.+45 3977 6786  The below tables are created from a fictive portfolio composing of five stocks (X1...X5) in period 1 with different starting values/weights.  After period 1 a new screening and ranking of global stocks means that X3 and X5 go out of the portfolio and are replaced with stocks X6 and X7. The combined weight of the two stocks exiting the portfolio is 25.1 percent.  These 25.1 percent are divided among X6 and X7 by their relative weights based on the combined score used to rank and select our portfolio after the monthly screening.  In this fictive case the relative weights for X6 and X7 are 58.7 percent and 41.3 percent. Their weight start in period 2 is then 14.7 percent (0.251x0.587) and 10.4 percent (0.251x41.3).  What if only one stock is leaving and has a high weight? This issue is important to address as it might raise concerns. Our view is this is insignificant because the 15 stocks that are selected have the highest quality relative to valuation.  Our extensive back-test also shows that our scaling method is solid. Our approach is also reducing transaction costs as a high weight on one stock going out is not distributed on 10 different stocks. Source: own calculations
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