Seeks total return that exceeds the benchmark index (the Russell 1000 Value, RLV). The DoubleLine Equities Group employs active investment management and a fundamental value strategy, which exploits opportunities arising from temporary disconnects between price and value, and between perception of risk and actual risk, which reliably occur due to cognitive biases. By applying fundamental equity research, diligence, independent thought and patience, the investment team endeavors to generate above-market returns by profiting from these inefficiencies. The investment process supporting this strategy involves developing an independent estimate of the intrinsic value for each portfolio name, including an assessment of actual risk associated with the security. Those securities offering the most attractive risk-reward profile are included within a concentrated portfolio. Macroeconomic conditions and sector level risk assessments are also incorporated into portfolio construction.