Equity

Large Select Growth SMA

Russell 1000® Growth Index
Benchmark name
7/31/2004
Inception date
Discovery Growth Equity Team
Team
$131.2M
Assets under management
Data as of 12/31/2023
SMA overview
Investing on the right side of change
The Large Select Growth SMA pursues long-term outperformance by investing in three distinct types of large-cap growth stocks, including core growth companies, developing situations, and valuation opportunities.

Innovative companies with superior fundamentals are frequently mispriced in equity markets, representing a key inefficiency that can be identified and exploited through intensive fundamental research.

Key differentiators

  • Identifies companies on the “right side of change” using a non-formulaic approach to idea generation
  • Develops bottom-up fundamental “edge” through all-cap “surround the company” research
  • Assesses each holding for attractive risk and return to avoid excessive valuations
  • Constructs portfolios to balance risk across core holdings, developing situations, and valuation opportunities
  • Maintains valuation targets as part of a strong sell discipline and risk management process

General facts

Weight average market cap

671.01

Dividend yield

0.49%

Quick resources

Performance

Average annual returns Add Minus

Average annual returns

(as of 12/31/2023)
7/31/2004
1M
3M
YTD
1Y
3Y
5Y
10Y
Inception
Composite (Pure Gross)
3.70
16.71
38.67
38.67
3.17
16.11
13.03
10.90
Composite (Net)
3.44
15.82
34.60
34.60
0.10
12.70
9.71
7.63
Russell 1000® Growth Index
4.43
14.16
42.68
42.68
8.86
19.50
14.86
11.82

One-month, three-month and year-to-date returns are not annualized.

Performance is historical and does not guarantee future results. For more information, please refer to the GIPS composite report found in the documents section.

Performance shown prior to January 1, 2005 represents results achieved by the Discovery Growth Equity Team prior to joining Allspring. Although the composition of the investment team has evolved since the strategy’s inception date, the team has managed the strategy in a consistent manner over time.

Please keep in mind that high double-digit returns were primarily achieved during favorable market conditions. You should not expect that such favorable returns can be consistently achieved. A fund's performance, especially for short time periods, should not be the sole factor in making your investment decision.

Calendar year Add Minus

Calendar year

(as of 12/31/2023)
2023
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
Fund
38.67
-34.40
20.73
37.86
39.39
4.14
36.28
0.14
5.45
7.69
Benchmark
42.68
-29.14
27.60
38.49
36.39
-1.51
30.21
7.08
5.67
13.05

Performance is historical and does not guarantee future results. For more information, please refer to the GIPS composite report found in the documents section.


Performance and volatility metrics Add Minus

Performance and volatility metrics

(as of 12/31/2023)
3 Year 5 Year 10 Year
Alpha -5.37 -2.43 -13.53
Beta 1.02 0.98 0.99
Downside Market Capture Ratio 103.64 98.04 100.68
Information Ratio -1.03 -0.62 -0.38
R2 0.94 0.93 0.92
Sharpe Ratio 0.04 0.68 0.68
Standard Deviation 21.64 20.90 17.37
Tracking Error 5.55 5.44 4.82
Upside Market Capture Ratio 82.59 80.66 87.12
Correlation 0.97 0.97 0.96

Composition

Portfolio statistics Add Minus

Portfolio statistics

(as of 12/31/2023)
SMA Benchmark
Number of holdings 38 443
Top 10 holdings Add Minus

Top 10 holdings

(as of 12/31/2023)
Security
SMA
Microsoft Corporation
11.46%
Amazon.com, Inc.
7.45%
Alphabet Inc. Class A
7.05%
Visa Inc. Class A
5.28%
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
3.66%
ServiceNow, Inc.
2.57%
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
2.56%
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.
2.54%
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
2.42%
S&P Global, Inc.
2.40%
Top 10 represents 47.38% of total net assets

Largest company weights are based on market value of the representative account and not necessarily held in all client portfolios. The information shown is not intended to be, nor should it be construed to be, a recommendation to buy or sell an individual security. A list of all holdings from the prior one-year period is available upon request.

Sector allocation Add Minus

Sector allocation

(as of 12/31/2023)
Type
SMA
Benchmark
Cash & equivalents
0.80% -
Communication services
10.75% 11.40%
Consumer discretionary
16.24% 15.79%
Consumer staples
0.00% 4.14%
Energy
0.00% 0.50%
Financials
17.55% 6.41%
Health care
14.08% 10.63%
Industrials
4.16% 5.90%
Information technology
32.61% 43.52%
Materials
2.23% 0.70%
Real estate
1.59% 0.95%
Utilities
0.00% 0.05%

Sector weighting is based on a representative account within the Allspring Global Investments composite and may have changed since the date specified. Percent total may not add to 100% due to rounding.

Documents

Literature Date
Fact Sheet 12/31/2023 Download Download
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Market Risk: Stock values fluctuate in response to the activities of individual companies and general market and economic conditions. Foreign Investment Risk: Foreign investments may be subject to lower liquidity, greater price volatility and risks related to adverse political, regulatory, market or economic developments. Growth/Value Investing Risk: Securities that exhibit growth or value characteristics tend to perform differently and shift into and out of favor with investors depending on changes in market and economic sentiment and conditions.

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