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Charles De Vaulx, protege of Jean Marie-Evillard, has set a record for the most amount of capital raised by a new mutual fund.  What's interesting is the little tid-bit in this article about Garrett Van Wagoner, whose fund raised $710M in 1995, shut down when assets fell to $17.5M last year!  Cheers!

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=azA3L83L_WGQ

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Charles De Vaulx, protege of Jean Marie-Evillard, has set a record for the most amount of capital raised by a new mutual fund.  What's interesting is the little tid-bit in this article about Garrett Van Wagoner, whose fund raised $710M in 1995, shut down when assets fell to $17.5M last year!  Cheers!

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=azA3L83L_WGQ

Bloomberg link doesn't work. What is the fund?

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The way I read it is that:

 

- Chuck wanted to deploy cash more aggressively, while Charles wanted to hold on the cash pile and remain "prudent".

- The fund has been under performing the indexes for a long period of time, mainly because of their large cash position. This uncomfortable situation generated strong disagreements.

- The share of the cake (fees) is not to be split anymore.

 

- Most of the value shops have their own internal breakups & spin-offs (Baupost, Bestinver, First Eagle fund, IVA, Paulson, Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb, Fairholme, GoodHaven, T2...)

 

 

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"As of July 13, 2020, Chuck de Lardemelle has departed IVA. Effective immediately, all IVA products will

be solely managed by Charles de Vaulx, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager. IVA believes

that, during these challenging times, Charles’ solitary voice directing the investment team is in the best

interest of our shareholders. The investment objectives, investment strategies and management

philosophy remain unchanged.

 

Chuck was one of the Founding Partners of IVA, and his contributions and service to IVA and our clients

are greatly appreciated. We wish him success in any future endeavors.

 

As a reminder, Charles de Vaulx joined International Value Advisers, LLC (IVA) in May 2008 as a Partner

and Portfolio Manager, and serves as Chief Investment Officer. Until March 2007, Charles was the

Portfolio Manager of the First Eagle Global, Overseas, U.S. Value, Gold and Variable Funds, together with

a number of separately managed institutional accounts. His career has thus far spanned 3 plus decades

and he has successfully navigated many market cycles and crises. His experience and leadership are

vital during this volatile time. We believe our firm and its clients are in capable, wise, responsible care as

Charles continues to be a prudent steward of client assets."

 

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The house is on fire at IVA fund, Charles de Vaulx is facing massive redemptions, their AUM melted from $17 billion in 2012, $8.3 billion in late March 2020 and $4.95 billion now :(

I hope that they are able to stabilize their outflows, they have a good value approach & discipline but kept huge amounts of uninvested cash for years.

 

Quote from Sept 2020 call - Transcript

 

"3) Outflows have continued unabated, at least until a few weeks ago when value stocks became much more resilient than growth tech stocks. We now have in total $4.95 billion under management, down from $8.3 billion late March.  So because markets have rebounded since, the net outflows that we have experienced with IVA have been approximately $4 billion, and that includes some institutional separate accounts that we have lost. The IVA Worldwide fund is now $2.7 billion in size across all the share classes.  And the IVA International fund is $1.1 billion in size.  As a result of that shrinkage, IVA has had to let go of four employees that became redundant from various departments a few weeks ago and we now have 38 employees and that includes the partners. We have been able to meet these outflows both by using some cash in the various portfolios, but first and foremost, by trimming most positions so as to maintain the desired individual weightings in each name.

 

Because IVA’s AUM are down, but also because we own fewer thinly traded stocks, the liquidity portfolio of our portfolios including both funds is very good. Besides the cash position of 36% today in the Worldwide, 31% in the International Fund, we could now theoretically liquidate 26% of all equities held by all IVA products in one day, we could liquidate 44% of such equities in three days, 57% in five days, and 69% in 10 business days if we made the assumption that we would represent 20% of the average daily volume. Fifteen months ago, we could only have liquidated 30% in three days versus 44% currently."

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Is this thread wrong? It sounds like Charles de Lardemelle is the one with the new fund, not de Vaulx.

 

Charles De Vaulx Fund Raises $1.7B!

created on: August 27, 2009,

 

So you re-started an 11-year old, 1-comment discussion instead of starting a new one? Bad etiquette. Creates confusion.

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 MARCH 11, 2021

IVA Funds Liquidation

Effective March 10, 2021 International Value Advisers (IVA) and the Board of Trustees has approved the liquidation of the IVA Funds. The Adviser and Board believe that this liquidation is in the best interest of the Funds’ shareholders. 
 
 
 
 
Edited by VersaillesinNY
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RIP Charles de Vaulx. It's a tragedy.

https://www.morningstar.com/articles/1035374/iva-founder-charles-de-vaulx-has-died

Charles de Vaulx, an iconoclastic value manager who co-founded IVA Funds after working for many years with investing legend Jean-Marie Eveillard, has died in an apparent suicide, the New York City Police Department confirmed Monday evening.

De Vaulx, 59, entered IVA offices at 717 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan shortly before 1 p.m. Monday, the department’s public information office said in an email. Responders pronounced him dead at the scene at 1:05 p.m. The police said detectives are still investigating de Vaulx's passing, but do not suspect any criminal activity.

The death of de Vaulx shocked and saddened former colleagues and others who knew him for his uncompromising investment style that prioritized buying stocks at deep discounts or not at all. He was renowned and revered across the industry for his investing acumen and opinionated views on individual companies and the market in general. IVA, the firm he formed in 2008 with former colleagues from First Eagle funds, had struggled in recent years, however. His passing comes little more than a month after IVA abruptly announced it would liquidate its funds and close shop.

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https://nypost.com/2021/04/27/charles-de-vaulxs-apparent-suicide-rattles-wall-street/

 

De Vaulx leaves behind a wife and two children.

 

So I guess I'm alone in thinking this is only really sad because of what this leaves/burdens upon his wife and kids/loved ones? Otherwise its pretty selfish and pathetic IMO. Guy had everything and off's himself because his stupid financial firm shut down? I continue to be amazed at the WS/finance crowd and their MO that the only thing important in life is one's money/career. Both are shallow and miss the most important things in life. 

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