Strategic Equity Capital (SEC)’s managers believe that we are now in a late-mid-stage bull market. Reflecting this, they are maintaining a preference for companies exposed to structural growth, are aiming to operate with higher levels of cash in the portfolio (10-15% up from 5-10%) and the focus is on “reasonably priced growth” and “self-help” opportunities.
Tribal Group and Goals Soccer held back SEC’s performance during 2015, eclipsing otherwise decent performance. However, Tribal is up 169.1% year to date and, reportedly, Goals is also starting to take remedial action. The managers say that the rest of the portfolio continues to perform well.