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The Shiller Enhanced CAPE® strategy offers exposure to the “cheapest sectors” of the large cap equity markets using an “Index Overlay” technique while the remaining assets are invested in a fixed income portfolio. Both segments of the portfolio offer a value play in their respective markets. The Barclays Shiller CAPE® US Sector Index strives to outperform the S&P 500 Index, while the fixed income side strives to outperform cash, thus offering one diversified value product with two unique source of possible value.
The Barclays Shiller CAPE® US Sector Index shifts the exposure to the “cheapest” sectors of the large cap equity market by using Dr. Robert Shiller’s CAPE® Ratio which seeks to assess longer term equity valuations by using an inflation adjusted earnings horizon that is 10 times longer than the traditional Price Earnings or P/E measure. The Relative CAPE® Ratio subdivides the S&P 500 into 10 sectors, eliminating the 5 with the highest relative CAPE® ratios, leaving what we believe are the 5 better value proposition sectors. Index methodology eliminates the one sector with the worst one-year momentum, to try and avoid the value trap.
Index Overlay Process
Using a total return index swap to gain the exposure to the Barclays Shiller CAPE® US Sector Index, the remaining assets are then invested into, what we believe to be, a lower-risk bond portfolio with the goal of trying to outperform cash. This provides a double-value proposition, where we believe we can add value to both sides of the portfolio.
Barclays Capital Inc. and its affiliates (“Barclays”) is not the issuer or producer of DoubleLine’s Shiller Enhanced CAPE® (the “Strategy”) and Barclays has no responsibilities, obligations or duties to investors in the strategy. The Shiller Barclays CAPE® US Sector USD Index (the “Index”) is a trademark owned by Barclays Bank PLC and licensed for use by the Strategy. While the Strategy may execute transaction(s) with Barclays in or relating to the Index, Strategy investors acquire interests solely using the strategy and investors neither acquire any interest in the Index nor enter into any relationship of any kind whatsoever with Barclays upon making an investment in the Strategy. The Strategy is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Barclays and Barclays makes no representation regarding the advisability or use of the Index or any data included therein. Barclays shall not be liable in any way to investors or to other third parties in respect of the use or accuracy of the Index or any data included therein.
The Shiller Barclays CAPE® US Index Family (the “Index Family”) has been developed in part by RSBB-I, LLC, the research principal of which is Robert J. Shiller. RSBB-I, LLC is not an investment advisor and does not guarantee the accuracy and completeness of the Index Family or any data or methodology either included therein or upon which it is based. RSBB-I, LLC shall have no liability for any errors, omissions or interruptions therein and makes no warranties expressed or implied, as to the performance or results experienced by any party from the use of any information included therein or upon which it is based, and expressly disclaims all warranties of the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose with respect thereto, and shall not be liable for any claims or losses of any nature in connection with the use of such information, including but not limited to, lost profits or punitive or consequential damages even, if RSBB-I, LLC is advised of the possibility of same.