Against a continued strong backdrop for North American equity markets in Q1, the Polar Capital North American Team discusses the remarkable resilience of the US economy and business environment and highlights the impressive expansion in the base of corporate earnings since Covid.

They argue such an expanded base of earnings is sustainable and point to reasons why the US market is so conducive for the creation of long-term compounders, illustrating this through a case study of Uber (a holding in the Fund). While market concentration has remained a challenge for many high active share investors, the Team is encouraged by recent performance and optimistic that relative performance can enjoy further tailwinds should index concentration issues top out.

North American Q1 2024 Investment Update

Continue reading...