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RAFI Fundamental Emerging Markets Index

DATA AS OF: 2017-12-31  ASSET CLASS: Equity

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Commentary

The RAFI Fundamental Emerging Markets Index underperformed the market by 60bps in Q3 2017. Value headwinds have been a big driver to underperformance in 2017. After a strong rebound for value in 2016, value within Emerging Markets has gotten crushed, underperforming by 234bps in Q3 (5.7% for MSCI EM Value vs. 8.0% for MSCI EM) and 782bps for the entire year (20.3% for MSCI EM Value vs. 28.1% for MSCI EM).

Trailing Returns

SOURCE: FactSet | Data: As of 03/31/2018 in USD  |  INCEPTION DATE: 01/31/2017

* Inception to Date (ITD) uses the first full month of returns after inception date. All returns prior to inception are simulated, please see disclosures for important information regarding simulated performance.

** Annualized tracking error calculated against each section’s appropriate benchmark using the first full month of returns following index inception. Index returns prior to inception are simulated.

Characteristics

SOURCE: FactSet | Data: As of 03/31/2018 in USD  |  INCEPTION DATE: 01/31/2017

NOTE: Portfolio characteristics derived from FactSet. Data prior to launch is simulated. One-way turnover data is historical average based on simulated history. Capacity is estimated at 50 basis point market impact level.

Top 10 Holdings

SOURCE: FactSet  |  DATA: As of 03/31/2018 in USD

Sectors

SOURCE: FactSet  |  DATA: As of 03/31/2018 in USD

Regions

SOURCE: FactSet  |  DATA: As of 03/31/2018 in USD

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