Letter to our co-investors 3Q22

10 November of 2022

Dear co-investor,

During the third quarter of the year, the challenges that many economies are experiencing in reconciling a tight monetary policy with a recessionary economic environment were confirmed. This conflict has impacted financial markets, leading to significant volatility and declines. Our portfolios were not immune to these movements. Our Horos Value Internacional fund fell -7.1% over the quarter (-7.7% YTD), compared to a -0.6% decline of its benchmark. Horos Value Iberia, on the other hand, was down by -12.9% over the period (-15.4% YTD), compared to -9.1% in its benchmark index.

As usual, I would like to take this opportunity to update our longer-term performance. Since the inception of Horos (May 21, 2018), Horos Value Internacional has returned 11.3%, below the 38.5% gain of its benchmark, while Horos Value Iberia has returned -6.7%, outperforming the -8.6% return of its index. Moreover, since 2012, the returns of this management team stand at 172% for the international strategy and 133% for the Iberian strategy, compared to 186% and 54% of their benchmark indices, respectively.

In addition to the sources of uncertainty mentioned above, there are also those that were already present (the Chinese economy, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and inflation). However, it is in these times of anxiety and market turbulence that the greatest investment opportunities are created. I am not just saying that. In the ten professional years that this management team has just completed (fifteen years in my case), we have also experienced very complex situations. This letter serves as a reminder of what we have faced all these years, our evolution as investors and why staying true to our investment process always pays off.

Thank you for your confidence.

Yours sincerely,

Javier Ruiz, CFA
Chief Investment Officer
Horos Asset Management

Additionally, you can access september factsheets for Horos Value Iberia, Horos Value Internacional and Horos Internacional PP, where you can see more in detail our top 10 positions for each fund.