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Brandes Investment Trust (BVNSC)

Filed: 2 Dec 21, 5:28pm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM N-CSR

 

 

CERTIFIED SHAREHOLDER REPORT OF REGISTERED

MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT COMPANIES

Investment Company Act File Number 811-08614

 

 

Brandes Investment Trust

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

 

 

4275 Executive Square, Suite 500

La Jolla, California 92037

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

 

 

Lea Anne Copenhefer

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

One Federal Street

Boston, MA 02110-1726

(Name and address of agent for service)

 

 

(800) 331-2979

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

Date of fiscal year end: September 30

Date of reporting period: September 30, 2021

 

 

 


Item 1. Reports to Stockholders.

(a) The following are copies of the reports transmitted to shareholders pursuant to Rule 30e-1 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “Act”) (17 CFR 270.30e-1):


 
ANNUAL
REPORT

INTERNATIONAL EQUITY FUND
GLOBAL EQUITY FUND
EMERGING MARKETS VALUE FUND
INTERNATIONAL SMALL CAP EQUITY FUND
SMALL CAP VALUE FUND
CORE PLUS FIXED INCOME FUND
For the year ended September 30, 2021




Dear Shareholders,
Since our founding in 1974, Brandes has employed a fundamental research-driven approach to investing that is rooted in the writings of Benjamin Graham. Important to what Graham espoused was the concept of a businesslike approach to investing and it likely goes without saying that businesses and industries evolve over time. Accordingly, our implementation of value investing has adapted over time to economies that have changed and business models that have evolved. Back when the world was dominated by industrial “metal benders,” the intrinsic value of a company was often closely correlated to the net assets captured on its balance sheet. However, as economies have evolved and technologies have advanced, accounting principles have not always kept up at the same pace. As the importance of intangible assets have increased over time, our valuation approaches have become more nuanced to better capture what is truly intrinsic value. In other words, our investment approach has evolved in order to ensure that it remains ‘most businesslike.’
Although valuation methodologies have progressed, some observers maintain a simplistic view of value managers and of Brandes—thinking that we are limited to buying companies trading at low Price-to-Book or Price-to-Earnings ratios in a very formulaic way. This simplistic view belies what’s really happening behind the scenes at Brandes. At our core, and as mentioned above, we are all about analyzing companies with a ‘businesslike’ mindset and determining their true intrinsic value. Accordingly, we don’t rely exclusively on screening for companies based on widely available basic financial metrics as those measures are easily captured quantitatively and their mispricings have largely been arbitraged away. We do, however, rely on thoughtful, fundamentally-driven research where we use multiple valuation techniques to triangulate around an estimate of intrinsic value. We have a diverse group of experienced analysts who work in a supportive team-based environment housed within an independently owned firm. At Brandes, it’s our people, our structure, and our decades of experience combined with a singular focus on getting to the true intrinsic value that defines what real value means to us.
Some examples of nuances involved when estimating intrinsic value include the following:
Consideration of qualitative factors related to individual businesses and their industries. We spend a great deal of time analyzing and debating issues such as network effects, switching costs, R&D (research and development) productivity, and the persistence of earnings. Reversion to the mean has long been a tenet of value investing and while it may still be alive and well in many instances, its gravitational pull may not be as dependable as it once was for many industries. By analyzing companies one at a time, we’re able to consider whether reversion is likely in each specific case. For example, when Microsoft makes significant investments in R&D, we generally feel confident that they are skilled and scaled to likely earn an adequate return on that investment. In such cases, we may capitalize that R&D as an asset on the balance sheet and amortize it in the income statement to better match those investments with their potential future benefit. On the other hand, a company that is not on the leading edge,
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lacks adequate scale, or does not have a track record of successful innovation may not earn an adequate return on its R&D ‘investment,’ suffer from “mean repulsion,” and never catch up.
Recognition of the speed and intensity of disruption. Technological and competitive disruption has always been a part of value investing but the speed and intensity has grown over the recent past. A research driven approach can be in tune with whether the future is likely to look like the past. When disruption is anticipated, the market often reacts, and we can make a business-like assessment about whether the market has over or under reacted. As a hypothetical example, Amazon may make a declaration that it will enter a new industry and this will likely have market moving effects on incumbent industry participants. However, our experienced industry analysts and investment committees will thoughtfully evaluate whether the market’s reaction was appropriate or whether an opportunity exists.
Ability to be nuanced when the market is indiscriminate. A recent example of this was at the beginning of the pandemic. The market was indiscriminate in selling economically sensitive companies and those with leveraged balance sheets. And while it’s true that there were many that did not have a strong enough financial position going into an economic downturn, a more careful analysis uncovered that some had been sold off despite their strong – and in some cases improving - competitive positions.
Capacity to deal with cyclical businesses. Cyclical businesses often represent attractive opportunities for longer-term investors, as the market’s increasingly short-term orientation tends to extrapolate the current environment – good or bad. At Brandes, we evaluate cyclical businesses via “normalized” or mid-cycle earnings. We appreciate the best time to invest in a cyclical business may be when its P/E is optically elevated due to cyclically depressed earnings, and that it can be quite risky to invest in low P/E cyclical companies if those earnings are inflated due to a cyclical peak. The events over the past year have offered up both conditions, with traditional economically sensitive companies experiencing depressed earnings, while ‘work from home’ beneficiaries have been experiencing a surge in profitability due to the pandemic.
We contend that a simple passive approach would struggle to make the discernments described above. One could argue that a quantitative approach could build rules to deal with cyclical companies but each industry cycle can be different in length and even those can change over time as the industry consolidates, becomes more or less capital-disciplined, faces emerging technologies, and adapts to changing regulations.
At Brandes, we carefully developed and have gradually refined our research infrastructure to consistently deliver value portfolios that are built with a businesslike mindset. Our global sector analyst teams are deeply experienced and provide insights developed over multiple cycles throughout their careers.
Thank you,
Brandes Investment Partners
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Price/Book: Price per share divided by book value per share.
Price/Earnings: Price per share divided by earnings per share.
Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. One cannot invest directly in an index.
This material is intended for informational purposes only. The information provided in this material should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security.
It should not be assumed that any security transactions, holdings or sectors discussed were or will be profitable, or that the investment recommendations or decisions we make in the future will be profitable or will equal the investment performance discussed herein. Strategies discussed are subject to change at any time by the investment manager in its discretion due to market conditions or opportunities. Market conditions may impact performance. The performance results presented were achieved in particular market conditions which may not be repeated. Moreover, the current market volatility and uncertain regulatory environment may have a negative impact on future performance. The Brandes investment approach tends to result in portfolios that are materially different than their benchmarks with regard to characteristics such as risk, volatility, diversification, and concentration. Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market. International and emerging markets investing is subject to certain risks such as currency fluctuation and social and political changes; such risks may result in greater share price volatility.
The foregoing reflects the thoughts and opinions of Brandes Investment Partners® exclusively and is subject to change without notice.
Brandes Investment Partners® is a registered trademark of Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. in the United States and Canada.
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Dear Fellow Investor,
The net asset value of the Brandes International Equity Fund (Class I Shares) advanced 37.87% in the year ended September 30, 2021. During the same period, the MSCI EAFE Index advanced 25.73%.
The Fund benefited from the favorable environment for value stocks in general. Our outperformance relative to the benchmark was driven by holdings in cyclical sectors, such as industrials and energy, as well as several positions in the United Kingdom, France and emerging markets. Notable contributors included Brazilian regional jet manufacturer Embraer and Mexico-based Cemex, U.K.-based WPP, BP, Barclays and Marks & Spencer, as well as France-based Publicis and Compagnie de Saint-Gobain.
While defensive sectors have not performed as well as cyclical sectors this year, we saw significant positive contributions from our holdings in consumer staples, particularly within the food and staples retailing industry, as highlighted by our positions in Wm Morrison and J Sainsbury.
Wm Morrison’s share price benefited from acquisition interests from private equity firms. In the second quarter of 2021, the company received and eventually rejected an acquisition bid from a private equity firm. After several rounds of increased offers from multiple bidders, Wm Morrison accepted a bid during the third quarter 2021 for 7 billion pounds, which represented an over 50% premium to its share price before takeover interest emerged in early June. We took advantage of the share-price increase to divest our position.
The bidding war for Morrison raised speculation around a bid for J Sainsbury, one of Morrison’s rivals, and its shares were up over the past year as well.
In a relatively strong period for the Fund, only a few holdings declined. These included health care holdings Grifols (Spain) and Takeda Pharmaceutical (Japan), as well as China-based internet company Alibaba.
Alibaba’s shares fell amid recent Chinese regulations aimed at reducing monopolistic behavior as well as controlling data security and systemic financial risks. The new regulatory measures include a heightened scrutiny on data-rich platform companies seeking to list overseas. At this juncture, we believe our investment in Alibaba does not present as much risk as implied by the market correction for several reasons:
1. The regulatory crackdown is not about banning variable interest entities (VIEs; used by large Chinese companies to access capital in the U.S.), as such a move would put many companies out of business and likely be extremely detrimental for the Chinese economy and capital markets. Instead, it focuses on data-rich companies (e.g., internet platform firms) and how to prevent them from listing overseas without being compliant with Chinese data security concerns.
2. Alibaba has a Hong Kong listing in addition to its ADR listing. In the event of an ADR delisting, investors can choose to convert to Hong Kong-listed shares.
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3. Alibaba has already been fined for its anti-competitive behavior and Ant Financial, one of its subsidiaries, is undergoing business model changes to comply with the new fintech regulations. While there may be other pieces of regulation that could emerge, we believe much of Alibaba’s headwinds have been already reflected in its market price.
Within the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2021, the investment committee initiated positions in U.K. consumer household products company Reckitt Benckiser and Italian cement producer Buzzi Unicem, while divesting the aforementioned U.K.-based Wm Morrison.
Reckitt Benckiser is one of the world’s largest fast moving consumer goods companies with a geographically diverse mix of consumer health franchises across both developed and emerging markets. Reckitt operates in three main business segments, namely consumer health, hygiene, and nutrition. The company markets its products under country-specific brand names, such as cleaning products Lysol in the United States and anti-septic Dettol in India.
Reckitt’s shares have been essentially flat over the last five years as the company has underperformed its peers due to disappointing business growth. While its hygiene business has seen strong results over the last year, its consumer health business, which is largely focused on cough and cold relievers, has struggled given the mild flu and cold season in 2020.
The company brought in a new management team in 2019 with the goal of improving growth and margins. Unlike their peers that boast globally known brands, Reckitt’s brands, while strong, are largely country specific. The new management team plans to enhance the company’s brand recognition by expanding the geographic reach of several of its country-specific brands. For example, it introduced Dettol and Lysol in more than 40 new markets last year to capitalize on the hygiene boom during the pandemic. Coming out of the pandemic, Reckitt is well positioned, in our opinion, to be a strong player in the professional hygiene business segment, as it can partner with transportation and hospitality companies, as well as sport event organizers to secure long-term hygiene service contracts. Based on our analysis, Reckitt’s end markets will likely grow close to global GDP (gross domestic product) over the long run, and the company has historically had decent pricing power to pass any rising input costs on to consumers. At its current valuation and given its turnaround potential, we believe Reckitt offers an attractive investment opportunity.
Overall, the Brandes International Equity Fund continues to exhibit more attractive valuations, in our view, than the MSCI EAFE Index, with lower price-to-earnings, price-to-book and price-to-cash flow, as well as a higher dividend yield as of September 30. Many of our holdings also share what we consider appealing attributes, namely solid balance sheets, compelling growth prospects and strong free cash flow.
From a sector perspective, we held our key exposures to communication services, health care, energy and consumer staples, while maintaining significantly lower allocations to technology and industrials than the benchmark. Geographically, we continued to have overweight positions in the United Kingdom, France and emerging
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markets, and underweight positions in Australia and Japan. While our investment decisions are based on company-by-company analysis and not dependent on any index’s compositions, we believe the differences between the Fund and the benchmark continue to make the Fund an intelligent complement to index-tracking or growth-oriented alternatives.
We believe the Fund is well positioned in the current environment given a variety of potential tailwinds, including:
a possible increase in inflation and interest rates, which has historically benefited value stocks and the Fund; and
a likely pickup in economic growth, which should benefit the earnings growth of our holdings.
Additionally, following their strong relative performance this year, value stocks continue to trade within the least expensive decile relative to growth stocks (MSCI EAFE Value vs. MSCI EAFE Growth; based on price-to-earnings, price-to-book, EV/EBITDA, EV/Sales). This indicates to us that there is still plenty of room for improvement when it comes to value’s return potential. Given our historical tendency to do even better than the value index whenever it outperformed the benchmark, combined with the prospects of earnings recoveries for value-oriented companies, we believe the Brandes International Equity Fund is well positioned for long-term return potential.
Thank you for the trust you have placed in us.
Sincerely yours,
The Brandes International Large-Cap Investment Committee
Brandes Investment Trust
Enterprise Value (EV): Market capitalization plus debt, minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents.
EBITDA: Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.
Enterprise Value/EBITDA: Enterprise value divided by earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.
Enterprise Value/Sales (EV/S): Enterprise value divided by total company sales.
Price/Book (P/B): Price per share divided by book value per share.
Price/Earnings (P/E): Price per share divided by earnings per share.
Free Cash Flow: Total cash flow from operations less capital expenditures.
Dividend Yield: Dividends per share divided by price per share.
Price/Cash Flow (P/CF): Price per share divided by cash flow per share.
Because the values of the Fund’s investments will fluctuate with market conditions, so will the value of your investment in the Fund. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, or the Fund could underperform other investments. The values of the Fund’s investments fluctuate in response to the activities of individual companies and general stock market and economic conditions. In addition, the performance of foreign
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securities depends on the political and economic environments and other overall economic conditions in the countries where the Fund invests. Emerging country markets involve greater risk and volatility than more developed markets. Some emerging markets countries may have fixed or managed currencies that are not free-floating against the U.S. dollar. Certain of these currencies have experienced, and may experience in the future, substantial fluctuations or a steady devaluation relative to the U.S. dollar. Value stocks typically are less volatile than growth stocks; however, issues of value stocks typically have a lower expected growth rate in earnings and sales than issues of growth stocks.
The foregoing reflects the thoughts and opinions of Brandes Investment Partners® exclusively and is subject to change without notice.
Brandes Investment Partners® is a registered trademark of Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. in the United States and Canada.
Must be preceded or accompanied by a prospectus.
Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
Index Guide
The MSCI EAFE Index with net dividends captures large and mid cap representation of developed market countries excluding the U.S. and Canada.
The MSCI EAFE Value Index with gross dividends captures large and mid cap securities across developed market countries, excluding the United States and Canada, exhibiting value style characteristics, defined using book value to price, 12-month forward earnings to price, and dividend yield.
The MSCI EAFE Growth Index with gross dividends captures large and mid cap securities across developed market countries, excluding the United States and Canada, exhibiting growth style characteristics, defined using long-term forward earnings per share (EPS) growth rate, short-term forward EPS growth rate, current internal growth rate, long-term historical EPS growth trend, and long-term historical sales per share growth trend.
MSCI has not approved, reviewed or produced this report, makes no express or implied warranties or representations and is not liable whatsoever for any data in the report. You may not redistribute the MSCI data or use it as a basis for other indices or investment products.
One cannot invest directly in an index.
The Brandes International Equity Fund is distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc.
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The following chart compares the value of a hypothetical $100,000 investment in the Brandes International Equity Fund – Class I from September 30, 2011 to September 30, 2021 with the value of such an investment in the MSCI EAFE (Europe, Australasia and Far East) Index for the same period.
Value of $100,000 Investment vs MSCI
EAFE (Europe, Australasia and Far East) Index (Unaudited)
 Average Annual Total Return
Periods Ended September 30, 2021
 One
Year
 Three
Years
 Five
Years
 Ten
Years
 Since
Inception(1)
Brandes International Equity Fund         
Class A*

37.55% 3.82% 5.83% 6.62% 7.27%
Class A *(with maximum sales charge)

29.69% 1.79% 4.58% 6.00% 7.02%
Class C*

36.90% 3.15% 5.10% 5.86% 6.47%
Class C *(with maximum sales charge)

35.90% 3.15% 5.10% 5.86% 6.47%
Class I

37.87% 4.10% 6.08% 6.85% 7.51%
Class R6*

38.03% 4.20% 6.21% 6.96% 7.59%
MSCI EAFE (Europe, Australasia and Far East) Index

25.73% 7.62% 8.81% 8.10% 5.21%
    
(1)The inception date is January 2, 1997.
*Performance shown prior to January 31, 2011 for Class A shares reflects the performance of Class I shares adjusted to reflect Class A expenses. Performance shown prior to January 31, 2013 for Class C shares reflects the performance of Class I shares adjusted to reflect Class C expenses. Performance shown prior to February 1, 2016 for Class R6 shares reflects the performance of Class I shares adjusted to reflect Class R6 expenses.
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Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not indicate future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by calling 800-331-2979.
The returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. Brandes Investment Partners, L.P., the Advisor, has a fee waiver arrangement in place to limit the Fund’s annual operating expenses.
Sector Allocation as a Percentage of Total Investments as of
September 30, 2021 (Unaudited)
The sector classifications represented in the graph above are in accordance with Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®), which was developed by and/or is the exclusive property of MSCI, Inc. and Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC.
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Brandes Global Equity Fund
Dear Fellow Investor,
The net asset value of the Brandes Global Equity Fund (Class I Shares) increased 42.67% in the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2021. During the same period, the MSCI World Index increased 28.82% and the MSCI World Value Index increased 31.66%.
The outperformance of the value style overall has been a tailwind for the Fund over the last year. Returns were driven mainly by holdings in the traditionally cyclical sectors, such as industrials and financials. This was represented by our stakes in Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, which rose approximately 280%, and U.S. bank Wells Fargo, which was up by approximately 100%. From a regional standpoint, several European companies aided returns, including the Austrian bank Erste Group, France-based media company Publicis and Finnish communications equipment maker Nokia. Furthermore, holdings in the U.S., notably Bank of America, insurer AIG, HCA Healthcare and flooring manufacturer Mohawk Industries, performed well.
While cyclicals did well, our consumer staples and health care investments were also contributors. Although both sectors underperformed the general market (represented by the MSCI World Index), the value of our shares in food and staples retailing and health care providers and services appreciated significantly. Grocer Wm Morrison, based in the U.K., benefited from acquisition interests from private equity firms. In the second quarter of 2021, the company received and eventually rejected an acquisition bid from a private equity firm. After several rounds of increased offers from multiple bidders, Wm Morrison accepted a bid during the third quarter for 7 billion pounds, which represented an over 50% premium to its share price before takeover interest emerged in early June. We took advantage of the share-price increase to divest our position.
Meanwhile, several emerging markets-based organizations detracted from returns in the period, led by electric utility Enel Chile, as well as China-based Gree Electric Appliances and technology company Alibaba.
Alibaba, a new purchase during the past year, declined amid recent Chinese regulations aimed at reducing monopolistic behavior as well as controlling data security and systemic financial risks. The new regulatory measures include a heightened scrutiny on data-rich platform companies seeking to list overseas. At this juncture, we believe our investment in Alibaba does not present as much risk as implied by the market correction for several reasons:
1. The regulatory crackdown is not about banning variable interest entities (VIEs; used by large Chinese companies to access capital in the U.S.),  as such a move would put many companies out of business and likely be extremely detrimental for the Chinese economy and capital markets. Instead, it focuses on data-rich companies (e.g., internet platform firms) and how to prevent them from listing overseas without being compliant with Chinese data security concerns.
2. Alibaba has a Hong Kong listing in addition to its ADR listing. In the event of an ADR delisting, investors can choose to convert to Hong Kong-listed shares.
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3. Alibaba has already been fined for its anti-competitive behavior and Ant Financial, one of its subsidiaries, is undergoing business model changes to comply with  the  new fintech regulations. While there may be other pieces of regulation that could emerge, we believe much of Alibaba’s headwinds has been already reflected in its market price.
During the period, the investment team initiated a new position in U.S. financial services processing company Fiserv.
Fiserv is a leading provider of payment and financial services technology for merchants worldwide, including governments and companies, as well as financial institutions such as banks and credit unions. Fiserv has a strong market position in each of its three key business segments after its recent merger with First Data, a leading payment processing company. Fiserv’s main lines of business are:
Merchant acceptance—provides merchants with a wide range of products and services, including the means to accept payments through equipment, underwriting and transaction processing.
Financial technology—provides financial institutions with technology solutions, such as back-end payment processing, to run their businesses.
Payments and network—provides products and services, such as outsourced information technology (IT) software to process digital payment transactions.
Fiserv’s share price declined recently in part because private equity firm KKR (which held a major portion of First Data) sold some of its stake. This share price weakness caused Fiserv to trade at what we believe is an attractive valuation and we therefore acquired its stock. We think the company should benefit from the U.S. economy’s reopening and from its strong market position, especially because Fiserv’s small and medium-sized business customers may enjoy a recovery in sales. We also expect Fiserv’s margin expansion to continue as a result of synergies gained from its merger and integration with First Data. We believe Fiserv is well positioned for the long term given the trend toward increased bank outsourcing of payment transactions, including debit- and credit-card processing, as well as consumer preference for cash-to-card conversion.
Overall, we believe the Fund could continue to benefit from a potential value resurgence and is well positioned to gain from potential tailwinds, including:
a possible increase in inflation and interest rates, which has historically benefitted value stocks and our Fund; and
a pickup in economic growth, which will likely benefit the earnings growth of our holdings.
Additionally, value stocks (represented by MSCI World Value) trade at among the most attractive valuation levels relative to growth (represented by MSCI World Growth) since the inception of the style indices. Following their strong relative performance over the past year, value stocks continue to trade within the least-expensive decile relative to growth stocks (based on price-to-earnings, price-to-book, EV/EBITDA, EV/Sales). This indicates to us that there is still ample opportunity for improvement when it comes to value’s return potential.
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At the end of September, the Fund's largest country weights were in the United States (although still a significant underweight) and the United Kingdom. Relative to the benchmark, we remained overweight in France and emerging markets, and underweight in Japan. From a sector perspective, the Fund held its key overweights in financials, health care and energy, while maintaining a large underweight to technology companies. Please note that while macro conditions are considered when we determine valuation estimates for individual companies, our country and industry weightings are a by-product of bottom-up stock selection, not the result of top-down observations.
We believe the differences between the Fund and the broader market continue to make the Fund an intelligent complement to index-tracking or growth-oriented alternatives. Moreover, many of the Fund’s holdings, in our opinion, feature strong balance sheets, compelling prospects and strong free cash flow. We remain excited about the Fund’s potential and thank you for the trust you have placed in us.
Sincerely yours,
The Brandes Global Large-Cap Investment Committee
Brandes Investment Trust
Enterprise Value: Market capitalization plus debt, minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents.
Free Cash Flow: Total cash flow from operations less capital expenditures.
Price/Book (P/B): Price per share divided by book value per share.
Price/Earnings (P/E): Price per share divided by earnings per share.
Enterprise Value (EV): Market capitalization plus debt, minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents.
Enterprise Value/EBITDA: Enterprise value divided by earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.
Enterprise Value/Sales (EV/S): Enterprise value divided by total company sales.
The margin of safety for any security is defined as the discount of its market price to what the firm believes is the intrinsic value of that security.
Because the values of the Fund’s investments will fluctuate with market conditions, so will the value of your investment in the Fund. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, or the Fund could underperform other investments. The values of the Fund’s investments fluctuate in response to the activities of individual companies and general stock market and economic conditions. In addition, the performance of foreign securities depends on the political and economic environments and other overall economic conditions in the countries where the Fund invests. Emerging country markets involve greater risk and volatility than more developed markets. Some emerging markets countries may have fixed or managed currencies that are not free-floating against the U.S. dollar. Certain of these currencies have experienced, and may experience in the future, substantial fluctuations or a steady devaluation relative to the U.S. dollar. Value stocks typically are less volatile than growth stocks; however, issues of value stocks typically have a lower expected growth rate in earnings and sales than issues of growth stocks.
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Please refer to the Schedule of Investments in the report for complete holdings information. Fund holdings, geographic allocations and/or sector allocations are subject to change at any time and are not considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.
The foregoing reflects the thoughts and opinions of Brandes Investment Partners® exclusively and is subject to change without notice.
Brandes Investment Partners® is a registered trademark of Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. in the United States and Canada.
Must be preceded or accompanied by a prospectus.
Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
Index Guide
The MSCI World Index with net dividends captures large and mid cap representation of developed markets.
The MSCI World Growth Index with gross dividends captures large and mid cap securities across developed market countries exhibiting growth style characteristics, defined using long-term forward earnings per share (EPS) growth rate, short-term forward EPS growth rate, current internal growth rate, long-term historical EPS growth trend, and long-term historical sales per share growth trend.
The MSCI World Value Index with gross dividends captures large and mid cap securities across developed market countries exhibiting value style characteristics, defined using book value to price, 12-month forward earnings to price, and dividend yield.
MSCI has not approved, reviewed or produced this report, makes no express or implied warranties or representations and is not liable whatsoever for any data in the report. You may not redistribute the MSCI data or use it as a basis for other indices or investment products.
One cannot invest directly in an index.
The Brandes Global Equity Fund is distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc.
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The following chart compares the value of a hypothetical $100,000 investment in the Brandes Global Equity Fund – Class I from September 30, 2011 to September 30, 2021 with the value of such an investment in the MSCI World Index for the same period.
Value of $100,000 Investment vs MSCI
World Index (Unaudited)
 Average Annual Total Return
Periods Ended September 30, 2021
 One
Year
 Three
Years
 Five
Years
 Ten
Years
 Since
Inception(1)
Brandes Global Equity Fund         
Class A*

42.30% 6.91% 8.43% 8.87% 7.14%
Class A *(with maximum sales charge)

34.10% 4.82% 7.16% 8.23% 6.66%
Class C*

41.21% 6.11% 7.62% 8.07% 6.33%
Class C *(with maximum sales charge)

40.22% 6.11% 7.62% 8.07% 6.33%
Class I

42.67% 7.16% 8.71% 9.15% 7.39%
MSCI World Index

28.82% 13.14% 13.74% 12.68% 10.43%
    
(1)The inception date is October 6, 2008.
*Performance shown prior to January 31, 2011 for Class A shares reflects the performance of Class I shares adjusted to reflect Class A expenses. Performance shown prior to January 31, 2013 for Class C shares reflects the performance of Class I shares adjusted to reflect Class C expenses.
Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not indicate future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by calling 800-331-2979.
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The returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares. Brandes Investment Partners, L.P., the Advisor, has a fee waiver arrangement in place to limit the Fund’s annual operating expenses.
Sector Allocation as a Percentage of Total Investments as of
September 30, 2021 (Unaudited)
The sector classifications represented in the graph above are in accordance with Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®), which was developed by and/or is the exclusive property of MSCI, Inc. and Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC.
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Brandes Emerging Markets Value Fund
Dear Fellow Investor,
The net asset value of the Brandes Emerging Markets Value Fund (Class I Shares) increased 24.71% in the year ended September 30, 2021. During the same period, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index increased 18.20%.
Performance over the last year was led by portfolio holdings in cyclical and economically sensitive sectors such as industrials, financials, energy, and materials. Notable contributors included Brazilian regional jet manufacturer Embraer, Mexico-based Cemex, South Korean metals and mining company POSCO, as well as the Russian oil and gas producer Surgutneftegas. Select communication services holdings such as Indus Towers and Zee Entertainment Services, both based in India, performed well. Additionally, while our consumer discretionary holdings declined on an absolute basis, they performed better than the benchmark’s constituents in that sector, thus aiding relative returns.
Our underweight allocation to China helped relative returns. However, a few holdings there declined, including Ping An Insurance, Gree Electric and Alibaba.
The recent spate of regulations by the Chinese government and the resulting poor investor sentiment caused a selloff of Chinese equities in the third quarter 2021. In terms of timing, the second half of 2021 marks a period in which China’s policymakers can afford to shift its focus from economic growth—as it is likely to be relatively strong—to the regulatory environment for its corporate sector. The new regulations affect a variety of industries and are centered around:
Equal access to education (e.g., new rules for after-school tutoring), lowering cost burden for parents to facilitate the three-child policy (with an emphasis on social equality);
Worker and labor protection (e.g., delivery employees);
Anti-monopoly (e.g., regulations for internet companies);
Data security (e.g., increased scrutiny of overseas listings; and
Containing financial risks (e.g., limiting leverage among real estate developers).
Through the new regulations, the government has emphasized its goal of “common prosperity” and seeks to defend the broader population’s interests against big businesses, wealthy entrepreneurs, and foreign capital. There is an element of not wanting to breed large, monopolistic businesses that are too big to fail, too big to regulate or too big to obey. We are cognizant of the potential impacts of the regulations on individual companies and have recently conducted reviews on our Chinese holdings that we believe are most sensitive to regulatory risks. While we cannot predict whether the Chinese government will issue further regulatory actions, we do not think panic selling across the board is prudent. On the contrary, we believe the indiscriminate price correction of Chinese stocks represents an opportunity to selectively add to our China exposure, as highlighted by our increased allocation to Alibaba and our purchase of Midea Group.
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Beyond holdings in China, electric utility holding Enel Chile weighed on returns. Furthermore, our exposure to technology (in terms of underweight position and holdings) hurt relative performance, as did our underweights to India and Taiwan.
Select activity in the period included the purchase of South Korean memory storage supplier SK Hynix, and China-based Wens Foodstuffs Group and Midea Group.
A dominant player in the global memory storage devices market, SK Hynix holds a strong footing in both DRAM (i.e., temporary memory storage commonly used in personal computers, servers, mobile devices) and NAND flash (i.e., permanent memory storage used primarily in mobile devices) memory market segments. While we have owned Hynix’s peer Samsung for several years, this was the first time we purchased Hynix’s shares. Historically, Hynix’s technology and scale disadvantage meant it was unable to create value through a cycle, with its profits and stock price declining 50-80% from peak-to-trough. However, the operating landscape for Hynix has improved over the last decade as the industry has consolidated to three major players (Samsung, Hynix and Micron Group). This development, coupled with Hynix’s success in making its technology more competitive, has allowed the company to generate through-cycle returns above its cost of capital. While SK Hynix’s business remains highly capital intensive and may still generate negative free cash flows during demand downturns, we believe its overall risk/reward profile has materially improved.
Furthermore, the company should, in our opinion, benefit from several secular trends in technology, including cloud computing, artificial intelligence, 5G, and autonomous computing, all of which will likely trigger a spike in the demand for both DRAM and NAND flash. Additionally, over the past 20 years, the memory storage sub-industry has enjoyed faster growth in revenues than the overall semiconductor industry. As such, we would expect Hynix to grow at a rate slightly greater than the estimated global GDP (gross domestic product) going forward. Given its valuations and growth potential, Hynix offers an appealing value opportunity to us.
Midea is a leading manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems and consumer appliances. In its efforts to become a global technology leader, the company has been expanding into robotics, industrial automation systems and digital businesses. Midea is a direct competitor of another current Fund holding, China-based Gree Electric, although Midea has a more diversified product mix.
Following the significant disruption caused by COVID-19, China’s air-conditioning and home appliance industry is expected to see a meaningful increase in upgrade and replacement demand. In our view, Midea, along with Gree, is well positioned to benefit from this potential recovery given its leading position in various segments and its deep portfolio of innovative products. The company’s heavy investments in robotics and production automation systems may also provide upside potential on the back of an aging population, labor force shortages and rising labor costs in China. Moreover, we value Midea’s transparency and its strong net cash balance sheet, as well as its demonstrated willingness to return capital to shareholders through dividends and share buybacks. We believe that the near-term concerns about raw material costs and consumer demand have been more than accounted for in Midea’s share price, and that
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the stock represents an opportunity to invest in a high-quality business at an attractive valuation level.
As of September 30, the Brandes Emerging Markets Value Fund held large sector overweights in real estate (note that we do not own any China-based real estate holdings), communication services and consumer staples, while maintaining key underweights to technology and materials. From a country perspective, even though Chinese companies made up our largest allocation, we were still significantly underweight relative to MSCI Emerging Markets Index. We also had a lower weighting to Taiwanese companies than the benchmark, while maintaining overweights to businesses in Mexico, Russia and Indonesia. Please note that while macro conditions are considered when we determine valuation estimates for individual companies, our country and industry weightings are a by-product of bottom-up stock selection, not the result of top-down observations. 
We believe the Fund is well positioned to benefit from potential tailwinds in emerging markets, including:
A potential for a multi-year upcycle for cyclical companies (e.g., those in energy and financials) led by both supply constraints and increased demand (not just sentiment-driven as in the early stage of the value stocks’ recovery); and
Normalization of economic activity in select emerging countries where the Fund has meaningful exposure, including Latin America and Southeast Asia.
We remain excited about the prospects of the Brandes Emerging Markets Value Fund and thank you for your continued trust.
Sincerely yours,
The Brandes Emerging Markets Investment Committee
Brandes Investment Trust
Because the values of the Fund’s investments will fluctuate with market conditions, so will the value of your investment in the Fund. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, or the Fund could underperform other investments. The values of the Fund’s investments fluctuate in response to the activities of individual companies and general stock market and economic conditions. In addition, the performance of foreign securities depends on the political and economic environments and other overall economic conditions in the countries where the Fund invests. Emerging markets involve greater risk and volatility than more developed markets. Some emerging markets may have fixed or managed currencies that are not free-floating against the U.S. dollar. Certain of these currencies have experienced, and may experience in the future, substantial fluctuations or a steady devaluation relative to the U.S. dollar. Investments in small and medium capitalization companies tend to have limited liquidity and greater price volatility than investments in larger capitalization companies. Value stocks typically are less volatile than growth stocks; however, issues of value stocks typically have a lower expected growth rate in earnings and sales than issues of growth stocks.
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Please refer to the Schedule of Investments in the report for complete holdings information. Fund holdings, geographic allocations and/or sector allocations are subject to change at any time and are not considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.
The foregoing reflects the thoughts and opinions of Brandes Investment Partners® exclusively and is subject to change without notice.
Brandes Investment Partners® is a registered trademark of Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. in the United States and Canada.
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Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
Index Guide
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index with net dividends captures large and mid cap representation of emerging market countries. Data prior to 2001 is gross dividend and linked to the net dividend returns.
Net Cash: Total cash minus total debt.
Free Cash Flow: Total cash flow from operations less capital expenditures.
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The Brandes Emerging Markets Value Fund is distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc.
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The following chart compares the value of a hypothetical $100,000 investment in the Brandes Emerging Markets Value Fund – Class I from September 30, 2011 to September 30, 2021 with the value of such an investment in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index for the same period.
Value of $100,000 Investment vs MSCI
Emerging Markets Index (Unaudited)
 Average Annual Total Return
Periods Ended September 30, 2021*
 One
Year
 Three
Years
 Five
Years
 Ten
Years
 Since
Inception(1)
Brandes Emerging Markets Value Fund         
Class A

24.41% 2.47% 3.58% 3.47% 6.51%
Class A (with maximum sales charge)

17.25% 0.47% 2.36% 2.86% 6.27%
Class C**

24.01% 1.87% 2.90% 2.75% 5.71%
Class C **(with maximum sales charge)

23.01% 1.87% 2.90% 2.75% 5.71%
Class I

24.71% 2.72% 3.80% 3.71% 6.74%
Class R6**

24.74% 2.83% 3.99% 3.83% 6.82%
MSCI Emerging Markets Index

18.20% 8.86% 9.23% 6.09% 6.42%
    
(1)The inception date is August 20, 1996.
*Prior to January 31, 2011, the Advisor managed a private investment fund with an investment objective, investment policies and strategies that were, in all material respects, equivalent to those of the Brandes Emerging Markets Value Fund. The performance information shown for the Class I shares for periods before January 31, 2011 is that of the private investment fund and reflects the net expenses of the private investment fund. The performance of the private investment fund prior to January 31, 2011 is based on a calculation method that is different from the standardized calculation method prescribed by the SEC.
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 The performance information shown for the Class A shares has been adjusted to reflect the differences in the net expense ratios between the Class I and A shares. The private investment fund was not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (“1940 Act”) and was not subject to certain investment limitations, diversification requirements, and other restrictions imposed by the 1940 Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, which, if applicable, may have adversely affected its performance.
**Performance shown prior to January 31, 2013 for Class C shares reflects the performance of Class I shares adjusted to reflect Class C expenses. Performance shown prior to July 11, 2016 for Class R6 shares reflects the performance of Class I shares adjusted to reflect Class R6 expenses.
Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not indicate future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by calling 800-331-2979.
The returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares. Brandes Investment Partners, L.P., the Advisor, has a fee waiver arrangement in place to limit the Fund’s annual operating expenses.
Sector Allocation as a Percentage of Total Investments as of
September 30, 2021 (Unaudited)
The sector classifications represented in the graph above are in accordance with Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®), which was developed by and/or is the exclusive property of MSCI, Inc. and Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC.
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Brandes International Small Cap Equity Fund
Dear Fellow Investor,
The net asset value of the Brandes International Small Cap Equity Fund (Class I Shares) advanced 52.15% in the year ended September 30, 2021. During the same period, the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap Index advanced 29.46%.
Performance over the last year was led by portfolio holdings in cyclical or economically sensitive industries such as industrials and financials. While consumer staples represented the weakest-performing sector within the benchmark, our holdings there did very well and contributed strongly to both absolute and relative returns. From a country standpoint, the Fund benefited from holdings in the United Kingdom, Brazil and Ireland the most. Notable contributors included Brazilian regional jet manufacturer Embraer, U.K. facilities management firm Mitie Group and Canadian uranium company Cameco. Ireland-based bank AIB Group, China-based payment services provider PAX Global Technology and U.K.-based grocer Wm Morrison also lifted returns.
Wm Morrison’s share price benefited from acquisition interests from private equity firms. In the second quarter of 2021, the firm received and eventually rejected an acquisition bid from a private equity firm. After several rounds of increased offers from multiple bidders, Wm Morrison accepted a bid in the third quarter for 7 billion pounds, which represented an over 50% premium to its share price before takeover interest emerged in early June. We took advantage of the share-price increase to divest our position and reallocate capital to what we consider more attractive investment opportunities.
Yellow Cake, along with our other uranium-related holdings, Cameco and Sprott Physical Uranium Trust (shares of Uranium Participation Corporation were converted into units of Sprott in the third quarter 2021), benefited from the uranium price surging to its highest level since 2015. We maintain allocations to all three companies due to our continued favorable view of a uranium price normalization as the global supply/demand imbalance works toward its long-term equilibrium.
In a relatively strong period for the Fund, only a few holdings declined. Select companies domiciled in China, Chile and Japan that declined over the trailing twelve months through September 30, 2021 included China Yuchai International Limited (machinery), Enel Chile SA (electric utilities) and Japan-based Kyushu Financial Group, Inc. (banks).
Portfolio activity in the period included the small-cap investment committee’s purchases of Turkish Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi and Japan-based Koatsu Gas Kogyo.
Ulker is a branded confectionery maker with 100% of its operating footprint in emerging markets. Given its significant presence in Turkey, the company is exposed to the macro and geopolitical risks that have plagued the country in the last several years.
Ulker has been doing a decent job managing its costs to offset the weak macro environment in Turkey. However, sharply rising input prices, especially for palm oil and packaging, has started to meaningfully impact Ulker’s margins as intensifying
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competition in certain sales channels has made it difficult to pass on the cost inflation to customers. On the demand side, the pandemic has weighed on Ulker’s revenues, partly because schools have been closed for over a year in Turkey and Saudi Arabia, two markets that provide relatively high margins. Furthermore, the weakness of the Turkish lira and the overhang related to the debt restructuring of Ulker’s parent company Yildiz amplified the headwinds faced by the company.
In our opinion, these risks are mostly temporary in nature and have been more than accounted for in Ulker’s depressed share price. The company has a history of passing through inflationary cost pressure via pricing and pack-sizing initiatives, and we believe volumes will improve as pandemic-related consumption pressures alleviate. In addition, Ulker’s relatively strong balance sheet should give the company the financial flexibility needed to navigate these short-term uncertainties, and its growing international business should provide diversification benefits against its Turkish lira exposure (e.g., through exposure to U.S. dollar-pegged currencies such as the Saudi riyal). With the company trading at just 40% of its 10-year average EV/EBITDA, Ulker represents a compelling investment opportunity to us.
Other major activity included the full sell of Wm Morrison, as we discussed above, as well as Italian machinery company Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche and U.K. security services provider G4S.
G4S is the world’s largest security services provider, with over 500,000 employees in more than 80 countries. The company generates more than half of its revenue from Europe and North America but has a strong presence in emerging markets, which represent one-third of its business. When we first bought the stock in 2018, G4S was in the midst of a major restructuring. The company had failed to deliver on some large contracts, and deteriorating business performance had forced it to raise equity capital a few years prior. In the last several years, G4S reduced net debt by 40% through a combination of asset sales and better cash-flow generation. Moreover, the company’s operating margin has recovered in the past year, and it appeared the major restructuring was finally bearing fruit.
Despite this progress, the share price declined in the first half of 2020, prompting rival GardaWorld to approach G4S with an acquisition offer. The offer was rejected, but it led to a competitive bidding process for G4S. In early December 2020, the board of directors agreed to accept a bid from Allied Universal and the share price appreciated beyond the acquisition price on the announcement as many investors were hoping that GardaWorld would make a counteroffer. Ultimately, GardaWorld did not increase its bid and an adequate number of shareholders approved the offer from Allied Universal in March 2021.
Given the strong performance of our positions in the United Kingdom, coupled with a few acquisitions of our holdings there, our U.K. allocation has declined materially. Nevertheless, the country continued to represent the Fund’s second-largest exposure, next to Japan. The decrease of our weighting to U.K. companies has been partially
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offset by an increased exposure to emerging markets businesses, which in aggregate approached the Fund’s maximum allocation of 30% as of September 30.
From a sector standpoint, the Brandes International Small Cap Equity Fund held its largest weights in industrials (although underweight relative to the benchmark), consumer staples and financials. It maintained its key underweights to technology and materials. Please note that while macro conditions are considered when we determine valuation estimates for individual companies, our country and industry weightings are a by-product of bottom-up stock selection, not the result of top-down observations.
We remain excited about the prospects of the Brandes International Small Cap Equity Fund and appreciate your continued trust.
Sincerely yours,
The Brandes Small-Cap Investment Committee
Brandes Investment Trust
Enterprise Value (EV): Market capitalization plus debt, minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents.
Enterprise Value/EBITDA: Enterprise value divided by earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.
Because the values of the Fund’s investments will fluctuate with market conditions, so will the value of your investment in the Fund. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, or the Fund could underperform other investments. The values of the Fund’s investments fluctuate in response to the activities of individual companies and general stock market and economic conditions. In addition, the performance of foreign securities depends on the political and economic environments and other overall economic conditions in the countries where the Fund invests. Emerging country markets involve greater risk and volatility than more developed markets. Some emerging markets countries may have fixed or managed currencies that are not free-floating against the U.S. dollar. Certain of these currencies have experienced, and may experience in the future, substantial fluctuations or a steady devaluation relative to the U.S. dollar. Investments in small and medium capitalization companies tend to have limited liquidity and greater price volatility than investments in larger capitalization companies. Value stocks typically are less volatile than growth stocks; however, issues of value stocks typically have a lower expected growth rate in earnings and sales than issues of growth stocks.
Please refer to the Schedule of Investments in the report for complete holdings information. Fund holdings, geographic allocations and/or sector allocations are subject to change at any time and are not considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.
The foregoing reflects the thoughts and opinions of Brandes Investment Partners® exclusively and is subject to change without notice.
Brandes Investment Partners® is a registered trademark of Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. in the United States and Canada.
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Must be preceded or accompanied by a prospectus.
Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
Index Guide
The S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap Index with net dividends measures the equity performance of small-capitalization companies from developed markets excluding the United States. Data prior to 2001 is gross dividend and linked to the net dividend returns.
The S&P Developed Ex-US SmallCap Value Index with net dividends measures the equity performance of small cap companies in developed markets excluding the United States exhibiting value style characteristics, defined using book value to price, 12-month forward earnings to price, and dividend yield.
One cannot invest directly in an index.
The Brandes International Small Cap Equity Fund is distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc.
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The following chart compares the value of a hypothetical $100,000 investment in the Brandes International Small Cap Fund – Class I from September 30, 2011 to September 30, 2021 with the value of such an investment in the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap Index for the same period.
Value of $100,000 Investment vs S&P Developed
Ex-U.S. SmallCap Index (Unaudited)
 Average Annual Total Return
Periods Ended September 30, 2021*
 One
Year
 Three
Years
 Five
Years
 Ten
Years
 Since
Inception(1)
Brandes International Small Cap Equity Fund         
Class A

51.91% 7.14% 4.52% 8.08% 8.82%
Class A (with maximum sales charge)

43.18% 5.05% 3.29% 7.44% 8.57%
Class C**

51.52% 6.52% 3.86% 7.33% 8.03%
Class C **(with maximum sales charge)

50.52% 6.52% 3.86% 7.33% 8.03%
Class I

52.15% 7.34% 4.73% 8.30% 9.08%
Class R6**

52.39% 7.48% 4.84% 8.39% 9.14%
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap Index

29.46% 8.87% 9.93% 10.06% 7.23%
    
(1)The inception date is August 19, 1996.
*Prior to February 1, 2012, the Advisor managed a private investment fund with an investment objective, investment policies and strategies that were, in all material respects, equivalent to those of the Brandes International Small Cap Fund. The performance information shown for the Class I shares for periods before February 1, 2012 is that of the private investment fund and reflects the net expenses of the private investment fund. The performance of the private investment fund prior to February 1, 2012 is based on
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 a calculation method that is different from the standardized calculation method prescribed by the SEC. The performance information shown for the Class A shares has been adjusted to reflect the differences in the net expense ratios between the Class I and A shares. The private investment fund was not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (“1940 Act”) and was not subject to certain investment limitations, diversification requirements, and other restrictions imposed by the 1940 Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, which, if applicable, may have adversely affected its performance.
**Performance shown prior to January 31, 2013 for Class C shares reflects the performance of Class I shares adjusted to reflect Class C expenses. Performance shown prior to June 27, 2016 for Class R6 shares reflects the performance of Class I shares adjusted to reflect Class R6 expenses.
Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not indicate future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by calling 800-331-2979.
The returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares. Brandes Investment Partners, L.P., the Advisor, has a fee waiver arrangement in place to limit the Fund’s annual operating expenses.
Sector Allocation as a Percentage of Total Investments as of
September 30, 2021 (Unaudited)
The sector classifications represented in the graph above are in accordance with Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®), which was developed by and/or is the exclusive property of MSCI, Inc. and Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC.
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Brandes Small Cap Value Fund
Dear Fellow Investor,
The net asset value of the Brandes Small Cap Value Fund (Class I Shares) increased 58.09% in the year ended September 30, 2021. During the same period, the Russell 2000 Index increased 47.68%.
Returns were driven by holdings in more cyclical or economically sensitive sectors, including industrials (e.g., Embraer), energy (e.g., Chesapeake Energy, Helmerich & Payne) and financials (e.g., American National Group).
Certain health care investments were also meaningful contributors, namely Triple-S Management and Eagle Pharmaceuticals, as well as Prestige Consumer Healthcare. Shares of Triple-S Management rose significantly in the third quarter 2021 after the Puerto Rico-based health care services provider announced an agreement to be acquired by GuideWell Mutual Holdings Corp in a deal valued at $900 million.
Underweights to real estate and consumer discretionary companies hurt relative returns. At the stock level, detractors included biotech firm PDL BioPharma, Inc. and medical equipment supplier Invacare Corporation. Cash also weighed on relative results in a strong up market.
During the trailing twelve-month period, the small-cap investment committee  initiated positions in a number of companies, including Moog Inc., Premier and Mednax.
Moog is a U.S.-based engineering company that produces mission-critical motion control components and systems for a wide variety of commercial and defense customers. The company’s core products (actuators and slip rings) convert energy into mechanical force, which in turn create physical movement that directs a piece of machinery. Moog’s actuators and slip rings can be found on commercial and military aircraft (flaps and rotors), satellites, automated weapons systems, missiles, industrial metal presses, oil and gas exploration equipment, and medical device pumps.
The opportunity in Moog is likely a consequence of COVID-19, which pressured many of Moog’s commercial end markets (~50% of pre-pandemic sales). The impact was particularly felt in its commercial aerospace segment (~20% of pre-pandemic sales), which has high exposure to widebody commercial aircraft production and international passenger traffic. Despite these short-term challenges, Moog’s business fundamentals remained relatively resilient thanks to its robust defense portfolio and its non-unionized work force. The company is well-diversified across several end markets, defense platforms, and aftermarket services. We believe this variety helps mitigate revenue cyclicality.
Premier is one of the largest Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) in the United States and competes in three main segments: group purchasing, product procurement, as well as services and support. Initially owned by its clients, which
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include major hospitals, health systems, and other health care organizations, the company made its initial public offering (IPO) in 2013. By aggregating the buying power of its clients, Premier boasts significant bargaining power and can secure a guaranteed low price for its customer groups. Its clients do not have to procure at the negotiated price. But if they do, the suppliers pay Premier an administrative fee of 1-3% of the purchase price, while Premier returns ~40-50% of the received administrative fee to its clients as part of their profit-sharing agreement.
We believe the pandemic and the potential for health care reform provided a buying opportunity in Premier as it is expected to have slower growth for a few years due to lower capital expenditure (capex) appetite from hospitals and other providers. Premier is well positioned to weather this period given its healthy balance sheet and an asset-light business model. Longer-term, Premier operates a fee-based business that has historically generated meaningful free cash flow, with exposure to growing health care spending and has a large customer base that can be leveraged.
Mednax is a physician services company that offers services to women’s and children’s specialty units in hospitals. Following pressure from Starboard (which owns ~10% of Mednax) for its lagging margins and poor overall performance, the company recently divested its anesthesiology and radiology units; the segments sold contributed $1.265 billion (36% of total revenues) and $492 million (14%) of revenue in 2019, respectively.
Mednax has now reverted to its roots and provides mainly neonatology (~85% of post-divestiture revenues), maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) services and pediatric cardiology. The company’s long-term strategy is to increase its share in the neonatal segment, while expanding peripheral businesses, such as MFM and pediatrics, that are synergistic to its sales efforts. In neonatology, Mednax currently has ~25% market share, up from 18.4% in 2011. It is also the largest national women’s and children’s provider group and is 10x bigger than its closest peer.
Mednax differs from a typical staffing/placement company because it buys physician practices and hospital contracts in exchange for providing reimbursement negotiations, staffing, professional liability protection, and compliance with regulations. It thereby realizes economies of scale as the administrative functions it oversees can cover more clinicians: this grants it bargaining power with hospital and physicians.
The business’s key value drivers are its contracts with hospitals and the staffing of hospital specialty units with physicians. Traditionally, hospitals staff these units through local physician groups, which leads to administrative burdens. Mednax’s strategy is to add value by managing the operational side, providing staffing and optimizing systems with data analytics. It charges administrative fees to its hospital partners and seeks to profit from margin growth opportunities through improved efficiency in physician practices.
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Mednax’s operating performance has been poor over the past five years as margins declined to 11.6% in 2019 from 22.3% in 2010, mainly due to the anesthesiology business which it recently sold off. The core women’s and children’s business was also negatively affected by a decline in birth rates, a lower percentage of revenue from the high margin neonatology business, and wage inflation outpacing reimbursement. With these recent divestments, Mednax is targeting long-term revenue growth of 6% and “high-teens” margins.
The restructuring following the sale of its anesthesiology and radiology businesses in 2020 has made Mednax’s balance sheet more manageable. We believe the company offers a regrowth story—focused on its core children and women’s health business—that is underappreciated by the market.
Given the strong share price performances for many of the portfolio holdings in the period, sales activity was elevated. We sold a number of securities after they appreciated to our intrinsic value estimates, including Florida-based land developer St. Joe, machinery business Greenbrier Companies, and international aerospace and defense company Textron. Other sales included global office staffing company Kelly Services, food products business Sanderson Farms, motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson and media company Scholastic. And in the most recent third quarter of 2021, we exited our positions in health care technology company Change Healthcare and watch company Movado Group.
At the end of September, the Fund's largest sector weights were in industrials and health care. From an industry standpoint, aerospace & defense and insurance remained the largest allocations. We continue to find value potential in more cyclically oriented sectors, such as energy, while being underweight to consumer discretionary and information technology. While macro conditions are considered when we determine valuation estimates for individual companies, our industry weightings are a by-product of bottom-up stock selection, not the result of top-down observations.
In our opinion, the differences between the Brandes Small Cap Value Fund and the broader market continue to make the Fund an attractive complement to other small-cap offerings. The Fund exhibits lower valuations than the Russell 2000 Index. We believe our holdings have strong balance sheets and compelling growth prospects and have generated durable free cash flow. Compared with the Russell 2000 Value Index, we have significantly less exposure to financials and real estate.
After nearly a half-century of professional investing, Brandes Investment Partners remains fixed on its original goal. We pursue above-market returns to help you fulfill your long-term investment objectives. Our approach remains deeply rooted in the value philosophy and seeks to identify worthy but potentially underpriced companies. We remain excited about the potential of the Brandes Small Cap Value Fund and appreciate the trust you have placed in us.
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Sincerely yours,
The Brandes Small-Cap Investment Committee
Brandes Investment Trust
Free Cash Flow: Total cash flow from operations less capital expenditures.
Capital Expenditure: Funds used by a company to acquire, upgrade, or maintain physical assets such as property, plants, building, technology, or equipment.
Dividends are not guaranteed and companies currently paying dividends can stop paying dividends without notice.
Because the values of the Fund’s investments will fluctuate with market conditions, so will the value of your investment in the Fund. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund, or the Fund could underperform other investments. The values of the Fund’s investments fluctuate in response to the activities of individual companies and general stock market and economic conditions. Investments in small and medium capitalization companies tend to have limited liquidity and greater price volatility than investments in larger capitalization companies. Value stocks typically are less volatile than growth stocks; however, issues of value stocks typically have a lower expected growth rate in earnings and sales than issues of growth stocks.
Please refer to the Schedule of Investments in the report for complete holdings information. Fund holdings, geographic allocations and/or sector allocations are subject to change at any time and are not considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.
The foregoing reflects the thoughts and opinions of Brandes Investment Partners® exclusively and is subject to change without notice.
Brandes Investment Partners® is a registered trademark of Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. in the United States and Canada.
Must be preceded or accompanied by a prospectus.
Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
Index Guide
The Russell 2000 Index with gross dividends measures the performance of the small cap segment of the U.S. equity universe.
The Russell 2000 Value Index with gross dividends measures performance of the small cap segment of the U.S. equity universe. Securities are categorized as growth or value based on their relative book-to-price ratios, historical sales growth, and expected earnings growth.
One cannot invest directly in an index.
The Brandes Small Cap Value Fund is distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc.
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The following chart compares the value of a hypothetical $100,000 investment in the Brandes Small Cap Value Fund – Class I from September 30, 2011 to September 30, 2021 with the value of such an investment in the Russell 2000 Total Return Index and Russell 2000 Value Total Return Index for the same period.
Value of $100,000 Investment vs Russell 2000 Total
Return Index & Russell 2000 Value Total
Return Index(Unaudited)
 Average Annual Total Return
Periods Ended September 30, 2021*
 One
Year
 Three
Years
 Five
Years
 Ten
Years
 Since
Inception(1)
Brandes Small Cap Value Fund         
Class A

57.55% 12.90% 11.88% 15.52% 7.77%
Class A (with maximum sales charge)

48.49% 10.69% 10.55% 14.85% 7.50%
Class I

58.09% 13.28% 12.22% 15.82% 8.05%
Class R6**

59.25% 10.87% 10.90% 15.14% 7.78%
Russell 2000 Total Return Index

47.68% 10.54% 13.45% 14.63% 8.22%
Russell 2000 Value Total Return Index

63.92% 8.59% 1.03% 13.22% 8.63%
    
(1)The inception date is September 30, 1997.
*Prior to January 2, 2018, the Advisor managed a private investment fund with an investment objective, investment policies and strategies that were, in all material respects, equivalent to those of the Brandes Small Cap Value Fund. The performance information shown for the Class I shares for periods before January 2, 2018 is that of the private investment fund and reflects the net expenses of the private investment fund. The performance of the private investment fund prior to January 2, 2018 is based on a calculation method that is different from the standardized calculation method prescribed by the SEC.
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 The performance information shown for the Class A shares has been adjusted to reflect the differences in the net expense ratios between the Class I and A shares.
**Performance shown prior to January 2, 2018 for Class R6 shares reflects the performance of Class I shares. The private investment fund was not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (“1940 Act”) and was not subject to certain investment limitations, diversification requirements, and other restrictions imposed by the 1940 Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, which, if applicable, may have adversely affected its performance.
Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not indicate future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by calling 800-331-2979.
The returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. Brandes Investment Partners, L.P., the Advisor, has a fee waiver arrangement in place to limit the Fund’s annual operating expenses.
Sector Allocation as a Percentage of Total Investments as of
September 30, 2021 (Unaudited)
The sector classifications represented in the graph above are in accordance with Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®), which was developed by and/or is the exclusive property of MSCI, Inc. and Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC.
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Brandes Core Plus Fixed Income Fund
Dear Fellow Investor,
The net asset value of the Brandes Core Plus Fixed Income Fund (Class I Shares) gained 0.89% in the year ended September 30, 2021. During the same period, the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index declined by 0.90%.
As we began 2021, there appeared to be a growing sense of optimism around an eventual end to the pandemic and lockdowns, as well as better times ahead for the economy. We also entered the year, however, with what we view as stretched valuations in most taxable fixed-income sectors—yields are low and yield spreads are tight.
We made a number of observations and beliefs that continue to guide our thinking and investment decisions this year:
- Market valuations remain stretched, with yield spreads at or near the tight end of their range over the past few decades on most taxable, fixed-income asset classes;
- Many investors have stretched their risk tolerance in search of higher yields;
- Absent unprecedented central-bank market intervention, interest rates would likely be higher and asset prices would likely be lower; and
- The combination of tight yield spreads, increased uncertainty and possibly diminished central-bank influence if the economy begins to normalize, should benefit thoughtful, disciplined, and active portfolio management.
We believe the bond and stock markets have grown to love accommodative central banks and appear to be sanguine about rising fiscal debt levels. It seems many have come to believe that debt levels don’t matter. Maybe we are old fashioned, but we feel it’s difficult to subscribe to the belief that overall debt levels don’t matter. Therefore, we continued to bias the Fund in what we believed was a defensive manner.
As April 2021 began, it felt a bit like the 1970’s returned: Middle East tensions, lines at gas stations and inflation numbers that we had not seen for quite some time. The U.S. economy continued to reopen and there was a noticeable increase in retail and service sector activity. The key question in our mind as we entered the second half of the year remained whether the Federal Reserve (Fed) would continue to support its monthly purchase of U.S. Treasuries and Agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Or would the Fed acknowledge that emergency accommodation is no longer needed?
September ushered in surging energy prices, visible cracks in the property market in China, more tangible tapering talk from the Fed and heightened political rhetoric around raising the U.S. debt ceiling. These events put downward pressure on equity prices and upward pressure on interest rates.
The Fed continued to define consistently higher than target inflation readings as transitory. But while the verbiage is consistent, the definition of transitory has evolved, from what was initially thought to last a few months after the depths of the pandemic, to recent Fed chatter that this transitory inflation may continue well into 2022. We
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believe the underlying message is that the Fed and, by extension, the markets hope that inflation is transitory and set to ease in the coming months. But out in everyday life it certainly does not feel like that is the case; this hope provides scant comfort when your energy bill and weekly grocery bills are surging.
Specific to performance over the trailing twelve months (TTM), the Brandes Core Plus Fixed Income Fund delivered solid absolute and relative performance.
Holdings in corporate bonds contributed to positive relative returns. Energy holdings were the top contributors as the price of both oil and natural gas registered sharp gains.
The Fund also received positive contributions from industries benefiting from the rise in inflation, namely home building and food processing.
Our underweight in agency MBS modestly detracted from performance as the sector posted a modest gain versus U.S. Treasury securities.
Term-structure positioning was a positive factor in performance. The Fund was positioned near the bottom of its duration-controlled band during the TTM.
New purchases into the Fund during the period included: First Energy (maturing 11/15/31, rated Ba1/BB), Telecom Italia (maturing 1/24/33, rated Ba2/BB+), T-Mobile (maturing 2/1/28, rated Ba3/BB), Continental Resources (maturing 4/15/23 and 1/15/28, rated Ba1/BB+), Avon Products (maturing 3/15/23, rated Ba3/BB-), Netflix (maturing 11/15/26, rated Ba3/BB+), Ford Motor Credit (maturing 11/1/22 and 11/13/25, rated Ba2/BB+), Pilgrim’s Pride (maturing 9/30/27 and 4/15/31, rated B1/BB+), Goldman Sachs (3.80% coupon, perpetual maturity, callable 5/10/26, rated Ba1/BB) and Allison Transmission (4.75% coupon, maturing 10/1/27, callable 10/1/22, rated Ba2/BB).
We’d like to highlight our purchase of Avon Products. Avon was acquired in the second half of 2020 by a higher rated parent company—Natura. Since Natura has a higher rating, it generally has better access to lower-cost capital. As such, the company has been systematically retiring existing Avon debt, including an issue that we owned and was called in November 2020. The Avon entity now has two bond issues that remain outstanding—the 2023 maturity that we purchased and another issue that matures in 2043.
What we found compelling about this Avon issue is that, not only does it offer what we view as an attractive yield relative to its underlying credit risk, but the bond indenture for the 2023 maturity does not have an explicit call feature. The only allowable call is a make-whole call. A make-whole call allows the issuer to pay off a bond early, but the issuer is required to make the bond investor whole by making a payment equal to the net-present value of the coupon payments that the security holder will forgo by the early retirement. In simple terms, an explicit call is typically more beneficial to the issuer while a make-whole call is typically to the benefit of the security holder. In this case, if Natura decides to call this maturity it is required to pay a $4 premium to the
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current market price of the security. Therefore, we believe the economics of this specific issue are attractive, whether we hold it until maturity, or Natura is forced to pay us a premium if it would like to retire the bond early.
Finally, our purchase of Pilgrim’s Pride 2031 maturity was a sustainability bond. The bond indenture includes specific metrics that the company must hit with respect to greenhouse gas emissions. If these benchmarks are not hit, the coupon on the bond steps up to a higher coupon.
As of September 30, 2021, the Brandes Core Plus Fixed Income Fund remained defensively positioned across a number of metrics. We continue to favor short-maturity corporate bonds and those exhibiting strong, tangible asset coverage. We are underweight agency MBS and managing duration toward the shorter end of our duration-controlled range. We have a high allocation to U.S. Treasuries that we will look to redeploy thoughtfully and efficiently—if and when market uncertainty and volatility cause credit fundamentals to become mispriced from our estimates of intrinsic value.
Longer term, we believe fundamentals do and will continue to matter. In recent years, the fundamentals appear to have been overshadowed by massive central-bank intervention. But value opportunities will continue to emerge for those with measured, deliberate, and cautious approaches in reallocating capital.
Given the robust economic backdrop, we believe there is little fundamental and rational reason for Treasury rates to continue to be as low as they are. It is clear to us that in a market awash in liquidity, market technicals continue to overwhelm underlying fundamentals. Rather than guess how long this dynamic can hold, we believe prudence dictates that we continue our search for value at the margins while tilting the Fund to what we believe is a relatively defensive posture. We remain excited about the potential of the Brandes Core Plus Fixed Income Fund and appreciate the trust you have placed in us.
Sincerely yours,
The Brandes Fixed Income Investment Committee
Brandes Investment Trust
Because the values of the fund’s investments will fluctuate with market conditions, so will the value of your investment in the fund. You could lose money on your investment in the fund, or the fund could underperform other investments. The values of the fund’s investments fluctuate in response to the activities of individual companies and general bond market and economic conditions. Investments in small and medium capitalization companies tend to have limited liquidity and greater price volatility than large capitalization companies.
As with most fixed income funds, the income on and value of your shares in the fund will fluctuate along with interest rates. When interest rates rise, the market prices of the debt securities the fund owns usually decline. When interest rates
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fall, the prices of these securities usually increase. Generally, the longer the fund’s average portfolio maturity and the lower the average quality of its portfolio, the greater the price fluctuation. The price of any security owned by the fund may also fall in response to events affecting the issuer of the security, such as its ability to continue to make principal and interest payments or its credit rating. Below investment grade debt securities are speculative and involve a greater risk of default and price change due to changes in the issuer’s creditworthiness than higher grade debt. The market prices of these debt securities may fluctuate more than the market prices of investment grade debt securities and may decline significantly in periods of general economic difficulty.
Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
Short-term debt refers to fixed income securities set to mature in 1 to 5 years from the issue or purchase date. Long-term debt refers to fixed income securities set to mature more than 10 years from the issue or purchase date.
Credit ratings are measured on a scale that generally ranges from AAA (highest) to D (lowest). All Fund securities except for those labeled “Not Rated” and “Other” have been rated by Moody’s, S&P or Fitch, which are each a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization. All Index securities except for those labeled “Not Rated” have been rated by Moody’s or S&P. Credit ratings are subject to change.
Asset Coverage: Ability to cover debt obligations with assets after all liabilities have been satisfied.
Callable Bond: Debt security that the issuer can redeem prior to maturity.
Duration: The weighted maturity of a fixed-income investment’s cash flows, used in the estimation of the price sensitivity of fixed-income securities for a given change in interest rates.
Indenture: A legal contract between a bond issuer and bond holder.
Yield: Annual income from the investment (dividend, interest, etc.) divided by the current market price of the investment.
Yield Spread: The difference in yield from a Treasury security and another debt security of the same maturity.
Please refer to the Schedule of Investments in the report for complete holdings information. Fund holdings, geographic allocations and/or sector allocations are subject to change at any time and are not considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.
The foregoing reflects the thoughts and opinions of Brandes Investment Partners® exclusively and is subject to change without notice.
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Brandes Investment Partners® is a registered trademark of Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. in the United States and Canada.
Must be preceded or accompanied by a prospectus.
Index Guide
The Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is a broad-based benchmark that measures the investment grade, U.S. dollar-denominated, fixed-rate taxable bond market. This index is a total return index which reflects the price changes and interest of each bond in the index.
One cannot invest directly in an index.
The Brandes Core Plus Fixed Income Fund is distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc.
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The following chart compares the value of a hypothetical $100,000 investment in the Brandes Core Plus Fixed Income Fund – Class I from September 30, 2011 to September 30, 2021 with the value of such an investment in the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index for the same period.
Value of $100,000 Investment vs Bloomberg
U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (Unaudited)
 Average Annual Total Return
Periods Ended September 30, 2021
 One
Year
 Three
Years
 Five
Years
 Ten
Years
 Since
Inception(1)
Brandes Core Plus Fixed Income Fund         
Class A*

0.67% 4.34% 2.42% 3.25% 3.48%
Class A *(with maximum sales charge)

-3.10% 3.04% 1.63% 2.86% 3.19%
Class I

0.89% 4.57% 2.69% 3.57% 3.78%
Class R6*

2.23% 5.48% 3.43% 3.97% 4.08%
Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index

-0.90% 5.36% 2.94% 3.01% 3.98%
    
(1)The inception date is December 28, 2007.
*Performance shown prior to January 31, 2013 for Class A shares reflects the performance of Class I shares adjusted to reflect Class A expenses. Performance shown prior to October 10, 2017 for Class R6 shares reflects the performance of Class I shares adjusted to reflect Class R6 expenses.
Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not indicate future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the
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performance quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by calling 800-331-2979.
The returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares. Brandes Investment Partners, L.P., the Advisor, has a fee waiver arrangement in place to limit the Fund’s annual operating expenses.
Asset Allocation as a Percentage of Total Investments as of
September 30, 2021 (Unaudited)
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Expense Example (Unaudited)
As a shareholder of a Fund, you incur ongoing costs, including investment advisory and administrative fees and other fund expenses. The examples below are intended to help you understand your ongoing costs (in dollars) of investing in the Funds and to compare these costs with ongoing costs of investing in other mutual funds.
The examples are based on an investment of $1,000 invested at the beginning of the period and held for the entire period from April 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021 (the “Period”).
Actual Expenses
This section provides information about actual account values and actual expenses. The “Ending Account Value” shown is derived from each Fund’s actual return. You may use the information in this section, together with the amount you invested, to estimate the expenses that you paid over the period. Simply divide your account value by $1,000 (for example, an $8,600 account value divided by $1,000 = 8.6), then multiply the result by the number given for the Fund under the heading “Expenses Paid During Period” to estimate the expenses you paid on your account during this period.
  Class A
Fund Beginning
Account
Value
 Ending
Account
Value
 Annualized
Expense
Ratio
 Expenses
Paid
During
the Period*
International Equity Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,036.00 1.09% $5.57
Global Equity Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,035.30 1.25% $6.38
Emerging Markets Value Fund

 $1,000.00 $ 987.40 1.29% $6.44
International Small Cap Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,100.10 1.31% $6.92
Small Cap Value Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,066.00 1.15% $5.96
Core Plus Fixed Income Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,018.90 0.50% $2.53
    
  Class C
Fund Beginning
Account
Value
 Ending
Account
Value
 Annualized
Expense
Ratio
 Expenses
Paid
During
the Period*
International Equity Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,034.90 1.26% $ 6.42
Global Equity Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,031.70 2.00% $10.19
Emerging Markets Value Fund

 $1,000.00 $ 987.80 1.10% $ 5.50
International Small Cap Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,101.80 0.95% $ 5.00
    
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  Class I
Fund Beginning
Account
Value
 Ending
Account
Value
 Annualized
Expense
Ratio
 Expenses
Paid
During
the Period*
International Equity Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,036.70 0.85% $4.34
Global Equity Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,036.70 1.00% $5.11
Emerging Markets Value Fund

 $1,000.00 $ 987.30 1.12% $5.58
International Small Cap Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,101.00 1.11% $5.87
Small Cap Value Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,068.20 0.90% $4.67
Core Plus Fixed Income Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,019.80 0.30% $1.52
    
  Class R6
Fund Beginning
Account
Value
 Ending
Account
Value
 Annualized
Expense
Ratio
 Expenses
Paid
During
the Period*
International Equity Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,037.40 0.75% $3.83
Emerging Markets Value Fund

 $1,000.00 $ 987.70 0.97% $4.83
International Small Cap Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,101.40 1.00% $5.27
Small Cap Value Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,072.00 0.72% $3.74
Core Plus Fixed Income Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,025.70 0.30% $1.52
    
*The Fund’s expenses are equal to the Fund’s expense ratio for the period, multiplied by the average account value over the period, multiplied by 183/365 (to reflect the one half-year period).
Hypothetical Example for Comparison Purposes
This section provides information about hypothetical account values and hypothetical expenses based on the Funds’ actual expense ratios and an assumed rate of return of 5% per year before expenses, which are not the Funds’ actual returns. The hypothetical account values and expenses may not be used to estimate the actual ending account balance or expenses you paid for the period. You may use this information to compare the ongoing costs of investing in the Funds and other mutual funds. To do so, compare this 5% hypothetical example with the 5% hypothetical examples that appear in the shareholder reports of the other mutual funds.
Please note that the expenses shown in the table are meant to highlight your ongoing costs only and do not reflect any transaction costs, such as brokerage commissions on purchase and sales of Fund shares. Therefore, the last column of the table is useful in comparing ongoing costs only, and will not help you determine the relative total costs of owning different funds. In addition, if these transactional costs were included, your costs would have been higher.
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  Class A
Fund Beginning
Account
Value
 Ending
Account
Value
 Annualized
Expense
Ratio
 Expenses
Paid
During
the Period*
International Equity Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,019.59 1.09% $5.53
Global Equity Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,018.80 1.25% $6.33
Emerging Markets Value Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,018.59 1.29% $6.54
International Small Cap Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,018.48 1.31% $6.65
Small Cap Value Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,019.30 1.15% $5.82
Core Plus Fixed Income Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,022.56 0.50% $2.54
    
  Class C
Fund Beginning
Account
Value
 Ending
Account
Value
 Annualized
Expense
Ratio
 Expenses
Paid
During
the Period*
International Equity Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,018.76 1.26% $ 6.37
Global Equity Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,015.04 2.00% $10.10
Emerging Markets Value Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,019.54 1.10% $ 5.59
International Small Cap Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,020.31 0.95% $ 4.81
    
  Class I
Fund Beginning
Account
Value
 Ending
Account
Value
 Annualized
Expense
Ratio
 Expenses
Paid
During
the Period*
International Equity Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,020.81 0.85% $4.31
Global Equity Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,020.05 1.00% $5.06
Emerging Markets Value Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,019.45 1.12% $5.67
International Small Cap Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,019.48 1.11% $5.64
Small Cap Value Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,020.56 0.90% $4.56
Core Plus Fixed Income Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,023.56 0.30% $1.52
    
  Class R6
Fund Beginning
Account
Value
 Ending
Account
Value
 Annualized
Expense
Ratio
 Expenses
Paid
During
the Period*
International Equity Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,021.31 0.75% $3.80
Emerging Markets Value Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,020.21 0.97% $4.91
International Small Cap Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,020.05 1.00% $5.06
Small Cap Value Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,021.46 0.72% $3.65
Core Plus Fixed Income Fund

 $1,000.00 $1,023.56 0.30% $1.52
    
*The Fund’s expenses are equal to the Fund’s expense ratio for the period, multiplied by the average account value over the period, multiplied by 183/365 (to reflect the one half-year period).
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SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — September 30, 2021 

Shares Value
COMMON STOCKS – 91.59%
Belgium – 1.18%
136,828Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV$ 7,760,530
Brazil – 4.76%
1,780,200Ambev SA5,001,526
868,979Embraer SA Sponsored – ADR(a)14,772,643
1,466,700Telefonica Brasil SA11,546,147
  31,320,316
Canada – 0.45%
137,140Cameco Corp.2,980,052
China – 1.76%
627,200Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.(a)11,611,944
France – 18.78%
170,605BNP Paribas SA(b)10,915,428
852,822Carrefour SA15,283,800
209,852Danone SA14,307,280
992,123Engie SA12,980,143
1,082,792Orange SA11,710,250
272,138Publicis Groupe SA18,281,636
109,350Renault SA(a)3,879,401
180,384Sanofi17,364,495
109,119Societe BIC SA6,433,658
259,809TotalEnergies SE12,418,340
  123,574,431
Germany – 5.91%
88,582BASF SE6,715,427
206,106Fresenius & Co. KGaA9,865,301
146,984HeidelbergCement AG10,965,505
131,661Henkel AG & Co. KGaA11,326,159
  38,872,392
Hong Kong – 0.65%
11,842,000First Pacific Co. Ltd.4,259,356
Ireland – 0.21%
28,889CRH Plc1,355,644
Italy – 6.09%
225,294Buzzi Unicem SpA5,117,404
990,848Eni SpA13,213,163
4,158,760Intesa Sanpaolo SpA11,773,395
Shares Value
20,990,411Telecom Italia Rsp$ 8,470,407
3,778,498Telecom Italia SpA1,477,435
  40,051,804
Japan – 13.81%
243,700Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd.5,871,389
311,800Honda Motor Co. Ltd.9,585,921
2,132,500Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.12,605,920
400,799MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc.13,405,419
983,300Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.(a)4,914,011
299,200Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.10,304,460
154,400Taisho Pharmaceutical Holdings Co. Ltd.8,999,774
764,483Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.25,214,774
  90,901,668
Mexico – 4.87%
1,001,846Cemex SAB de CV Sponsored – ADR(a)7,183,236
14,129,438Fibra Uno Administracion SA de CV16,017,675
101,742Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV – ADR8,823,066
  32,023,977
Netherlands – 1.01%
1,283,691Aegon NV6,626,223
South Korea – 4.25%
150,417Hana Financial Group, Inc.5,846,984
39,208Hyundai Mobis Co. Ltd.8,273,599
115,220KT&G Corp.7,882,601
21,704POSCO5,976,385
  27,979,569
Spain – 1.44%
727,871Repsol SA9,501,303
 
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
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SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — September 30, 2021 (continued)

Shares Value
Switzerland – 9.81%
1,372,275Credit Suisse Group AG Registered$ 13,552,948
184,979Novartis AG Registered15,168,132
16,342Swatch Group AG Bearer4,263,329
136,225Swatch Group AG Registered7,009,359
107,656Swiss Re AG9,188,461
964,218UBS Group AG Registered15,390,477
  64,572,706
United Kingdom – 16.61%
2,632,376Barclays Plc6,688,813
3,059,491BP Plc13,935,537
1,074,306GlaxoSmithKline Plc20,275,560
400,385Imperial Brands Plc8,374,712
2,836,837J Sainsbury Plc10,872,980
1,310,844Kingfisher Plc5,916,987
2,661,252Marks & Spencer Group Plc(a)6,532,369
Shares Value
110,136Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc$ 8,652,308
3,517,984Tesco Plc11,980,965
1,202,417WPP Plc16,109,465
  109,339,696
TOTAL COMMON STOCKS
(Cost $628,186,488)
$602,731,611
PREFERRED STOCKS – 5.65%
Brazil – 1.70%
2,233,200Petroleo Brasileiro SA, 2.82%(c)$ 11,166,513
Russia – 1.62%
19,333,252Surgutneftegas PJSC, 16.67%(c)10,703,622
Spain – 2.33%
1,042,685Grifols SA – Class B, 5.59%(c)15,320,856
TOTAL PREFERRED STOCKS
(Cost $34,465,545)
$ 37,190,991
 
 SharesValue
SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS – 3.16%
Money Market Funds — 3.16%
Northern Institutional Funds - Treasury Portfolio (Premier), 0.01%(d)

20,773,725$ 20,773,725
TOTAL SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS

(Cost $20,773,725)

 $ 20,773,725
Total Investments

(Cost $683,425,758) – 100.40%

 $660,696,327
Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets – (0.40)%

 (2,612,304)
TOTAL NET ASSETS – 100.00%

 $658,084,023

Percentages are stated as a percent of net assets.
ADR American Depositary Receipt  
    
(a)Non-income producing security.
(b)All or a portion of this security is on loan. See Note 2 in the Notes to Financial Statements.
(c)Current yield is disclosed. Dividends are calculated based on a percentage of the issuer’s net income.
(d)The rate shown is the annualized seven day yield as of September 30, 2021.
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
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Brandes International Equity Fund
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS BY INDUSTRY — September 30, 2021 

COMMON STOCKS 
Aerospace & Defense

2.25%
Auto Components

1.25%
Automobiles

2.80%
Banks

8.83%
Beverages

3.28%
Capital Markets

4.40%
Chemicals

1.02%
Commercial Services & Supplies

1.87%
Construction Materials

3.75%
Diversified Telecommunication Services

5.04%
Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts

2.44%
Food & Staples Retailing

5.79%
Food Products

2.82%
Health Care Providers & Services

1.50%
Household Products

3.03%
Insurance

4.45%
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail

1.76%
Media

5.23%
Metals & Mining

0.91%
Multiline Retail

0.99%
Multi-Utilities

1.97%
Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

7.91%
Pharmaceuticals

13.22%
Specialty Retail

0.90%
Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods

1.71%
Tobacco

2.47%
TOTAL COMMON STOCKS

91.59%
PREFERRED STOCKS 
Biotechnology

2.33%
Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

3.32%
TOTAL PREFERRED STOCKS

5.65%
SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS

3.16%
TOTAL INVESTMENTS

100.40%
Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets

(0.40)%
TOTAL NET ASSETS

100.00%
The industry classifications represented in the Schedule of Investments are in accordance with Global Industry Classification Standards (GICS®), which was developed by and/or is the exclusive property of MSCI, Inc. and Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC or were otherwise determined by the Advisor to be appropriate. This information is unaudited.
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
47


Brandes Global Equity Fund
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — September 30, 2021 

Shares Value
COMMON STOCKS – 96.51%
Austria – 2.74%
29,448Erste Group Bank AG$ 1,293,039
Brazil – 1.98%
168,020Embraer SA(a)713,640
12,908Embraer SA Sponsored – ADR(a)219,436
  933,076
Chile – 0.56%
5,632,734Enel Chile SA267,256
China – 2.80%
42,200Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.(a)781,288
90,399Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai – Class A540,979
  1,322,267
France – 10.47%
28,449Carrefour SA509,847
28,638Engie SA374,677
31,200Engie SA (Prime Fidelite 2019)(a)408,196
15,034Publicis Groupe SA1,009,951
12,685Sanofi1,221,109
2,650Schneider Electric SE441,368
20,488TotalEnergies SE(b)979,285
  4,944,433
Germany – 1.95%
12,322HeidelbergCement AG919,263
Ireland – 0.95%
9,567CRH Plc448,940
Italy – 1.16%
41,240Eni SpA(b)549,944
Japan – 1.17%
18,000Honda Motor Co. Ltd.553,389
Malaysia – 1.53%
600,000Genting Berhad722,322
Shares Value
Mexico – 2.33%
668,608Fibra Uno Administracion SA de CV$ 757,960
3,936Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV – ADR341,330
  1,099,290
South Korea – 5.94%
2,433Hyundai Mobis Co. Ltd.513,407
3,846Hyundai Motor Co.640,226
5,067KT&G Corp.346,651
13,607Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.843,561
5,365SK Hynix, Inc.459,278
  2,803,123
Spain – 1.25%
45,360Repsol SA592,109
Switzerland – 2.71%
80,146UBS Group AG Registered1,279,260
United Kingdom – 14.92%
156,540Barclays Plc397,765
215,586BP Plc981,963
61,223GlaxoSmithKline Plc1,155,472
40,460Imperial Brands Plc846,288
164,745J Sainsbury Plc631,432
164,394Kingfisher Plc742,054
14,819Royal Dutch Shell Plc – ADR – Class B656,037
217,768Tesco Plc741,638
66,573WPP Plc891,916
  7,044,565
United States – 44.05%
1,866Amdocs Ltd.141,275
14,017American International Group, Inc.769,393
31,895Bank of America Corp.1,353,943
14,504Bank of New York Mellon Corp.751,887
12,799Cardinal Health, Inc.633,039
15,020Change Healthcare, Inc.(a)314,519
3,994Cigna Corp.799,439
18,575Citigroup, Inc.1,303,593
13,243Comcast Corp. – Class A740,681
 
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
48


Brandes Global Equity Fund
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — September 30, 2021 (continued)

Shares Value
8,977CVS Health Corp.$ 761,788
4,807Emerson Electric Co.452,819
3,158FedEx Corp.692,518
4,092Fiserv, Inc.(a)443,982
3,110General Dynamics Corp.609,653
20,471Halliburton Co.442,583
2,822HCA Healthcare, Inc.684,956
4,845Ingredion, Inc.431,253
3,238JPMorgan Chase & Co.530,028
2,337Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings(a)657,725
4,426McKesson Corp.882,456
14,370Merck & Co., Inc.1,079,331
2,460Mohawk Industries, Inc.(a)436,404
22,147Old Republic International Corp.512,260
12,560OneMain Holdings, Inc.694,945
1,294Organon & Co.42,430
22,954Pfizer, Inc.987,252
Shares Value
2,517PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.$ 492,426
7,801State Street Corp.660,901
9,998Textron, Inc.697,960
10,604Truist Financial Corp.621,925
25,275Wells Fargo & Co.1,173,013
  20,796,377
TOTAL COMMON STOCKS
(Cost $37,124,560)
$45,568,653
PREFERRED STOCKS – 1.43%
South Korea – 0.38%
3,072Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., 2.104%(c)$ 179,216
Spain – 1.05%
33,952Grifols SA – ADR, 5.980%(c)496,039
TOTAL PREFERRED STOCKS
(Cost $652,660)
$ 675,255
 
 SharesValue
SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS – 2.52%
Money Market Funds — 2.52%
Northern Institutional Funds - Treasury Portfolio (Premier), 0.01%(d)

1,190,091$ 1,190,091
TOTAL SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS

(Cost $1,190,091)

 $ 1,190,091
Total Investments

(Cost $38,967,311) – 100.46%

 $47,433,999
Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets – (0.46)%

 (219,518)
TOTAL NET ASSETS – 100.00%

 $47,214,481

Percentages are stated as a percent of net assets.
ADR American Depositary Receipt  
    
(a)Non-income producing security.
(b)All or a portion of this security is on loan. See Note 2 in the Notes to Financial Statements.
(c)Current yield is disclosed. Dividends are calculated based on a percentage of the issuer’s net income.
(d)The rate shown is the annualized seven day yield as of September 30, 2021.
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
49


Brandes Global Equity Fund
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS BY INDUSTRY — September 30, 2021 

COMMON STOCKS 
Aerospace & Defense

4.75%
Air Freight & Logistics

1.47%
Auto Components

1.09%
Automobiles

2.53%
Banks

15.18%
Beverages

0.72%
Capital Markets

5.70%
Construction Materials

2.90%
Consumer Finance

1.47%
Electric Utilities

0.56%
Electrical Equipment

1.90%
Energy Equipment & Services

0.94%
Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts

1.61%
Food & Staples Retailing

3.99%
Food Products

0.91%
Health Care Providers & Services

9.35%
Health Care Technology

0.67%
Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure

1.53%
Household Durables

2.07%
Insurance

2.72%
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail

1.65%
IT Services

1.24%
Media

5.60%
Multi-Utilities

1.65%
Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

7.95%
Pharmaceuticals

9.51%
Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

0.97%
Specialty Retail

1.57%
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals

1.79%
Tobacco

2.52%
TOTAL COMMON STOCKS

96.51%
PREFERRED STOCKS 
Biotechnology

1.05%
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals

0.38%
TOTAL PREFERRED STOCKS

1.43%
SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS

2.52%
TOTAL INVESTMENTS

100.46%
Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets

(0.46)%
TOTAL NET ASSETS

100.00%
The industry classifications represented in the Schedule of Investments are in accordance with Global Industry Classification Standards (GICS®), which was developed by and/or is the exclusive property of MSCI, Inc. and Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC or were otherwise determined by the Advisor to be appropriate. This information is unaudited.
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
50


Brandes Emerging Markets Value Fund
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — September 30, 2021 

Shares Value
COMMON STOCKS – 96.06%
Argentina – 0.87%
2,415,979YPF SA Sponsored – ADR(a)$ 11,258,462
Brazil – 7.07%
2,653,919Embraer SA Sponsored – ADR(a)45,116,623
5,694,500Sendas Distribuidora SA19,909,706
1,125,300Telefonica Brasil SA8,858,580
630,648Telefonica Brasil SA – ADR4,893,828
6,051,000TIM SA(a)13,055,915
  91,834,652
Chile – 1.40%
2,336,679Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones SA9,626,841
102,629,673Enel Chile SA4,869,470
1,509,388Enel Chile SA Sponsored – ADR3,637,625
  18,133,936
China – 22.63%
2,787,300Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.(a)51,603,907
11,775,000China Education Group Holdings Ltd.20,310,926
4,432,991China South Publishing & Media Group Co. Ltd. – Class A6,160,739
4,900,000Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd.(a)25,142,054
21,333,500Genertec Universal Medical Group Co. Ltd.(b)16,678,920
3,599,996Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai – Class A21,543,620
1,926,946Midea Group Co. Ltd. – Class A20,765,383
Shares Value
3,596,500Ping An Insurance Group Co. of China Ltd. – Class H$ 24,597,822
11,240,200Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co. Ltd. – Class H21,785,740
15,603,000TravelSky Technology Ltd. – Class H30,094,312
1,600,000Weichai Power Co. Ltd. – Class H3,311,537
10,402,538Wens Foodstuffs Group Co. Ltd. – Class A23,305,638
10,355,400Wynn Macau Ltd.(a)8,714,031
645,248ZTO Express Cayman, Inc. – ADR19,783,304
  293,797,933
Czech Republic – 0.48%
521,469O2 Czech Republic AS6,269,146
Greece – 1.18%
815,182Hellenic Telecommunications Organization SA15,301,974
Hong Kong – 4.09%
2,104,000AIA Group Ltd.24,205,272
28,461,920First Pacific Co. Ltd.10,237,246
10,597,500Lifestyle International Holdings Ltd.(a)5,752,137
5,041,200Luk Fook Holdings International Ltd.12,913,037
  53,107,692
India – 4.96%
1,087,855HDFC Bank Ltd.23,256,445
6,401,487Indus Towers Ltd.26,462,122
3,608,486Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.14,658,355
  64,376,922
 
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
51


Brandes Emerging Markets Value Fund
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — September 30, 2021 (continued)

Shares Value
Indonesia – 6.06%
96,895,011Bank Rakyat Indonesia Persero Tbk PT$ 25,827,053
6,759,412Gudang Garam Tbk PT15,322,239
37,711,800Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk PT16,684,247
99,025,715XL Axiata Tbk PT20,876,016
  78,709,555
Malaysia – 1.95%
21,002,200Genting Berhad25,283,910
Mexico – 8.08%
6,906,858America Movil SAB de CV6,109,984
4,076,770Cemex SAB de CV Sponsored – ADR(a)29,230,441
30,944,403Fibra Uno Administracion SA de CV35,079,768
107,399Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV – ADR9,313,641
4,099,700Macquarie Mexico Real Estate Management SA de CV(b)4,895,846
13,730,184PLA Administradora Industrial S de RL de CV20,074,944
512,122Urbi Desarrollos Urbanos SAB de CV(a)229,495
  104,934,119
Panama – 2.15%
644,836Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA – Class E11,310,424
203,802Copa Holdings SA – Class A(a)16,585,407
  27,895,831
Shares Value
Philippines – 1.51%
12,309,934Bank of the Philippine Islands$ 19,655,835
Russia – 7.04%
1,893,891Detsky Mir PJSC3,393,282
175,358Lukoil PJSC Sponsored – ADR16,700,991
4,445,561Mobile TeleSystems PJSC20,129,575
8,476,466Sberbank of Russia PJSC39,685,809
1,571,174Sistema PJSFC Sponsored – GDR11,557,392
  91,467,049
South Korea – 11.18%
468,867KT&G Corp.32,076,821
110,930POSCO30,545,539
671,938Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.41,656,528
636,890Shinhan Financial Group Co. Ltd.21,513,881
225,760SK Hynix, Inc.19,326,487
  145,119,256
Spain – 0.63%
10,196,879Prosegur Cash SA(b)8,220,842
Taiwan – 9.87%
2,031,000Accton Technology Corp.19,141,294
267,000Largan Precision Co. Ltd.20,802,001
2,738,000Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturng Co. Ltd.56,627,555
1,022,000Wiwynn Corp.31,647,049
  128,217,899
Thailand – 3.76%
2,505,800Bangkok Bank PCL – Class F8,552,081
1,578,500Bangkok Bank PCL – NVDR5,387,286
 
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
52


Brandes Emerging Markets Value Fund
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — September 30, 2021 (continued)

Shares Value
92,422,081Jasmine Broadband Internet Infrastructure Fund – Class F$ 27,315,526
2,106,600Siam Commercial Bank PCL – Class F7,542,130
  48,797,023
United Kingdom – 1.15%
10,376,419Vivo Energy Plc(b)14,959,870
TOTAL COMMON STOCKS
(Cost $1,360,429,360)
$1,247,341,906
Shares Value
PREFERRED STOCKS – 2.73%
Brazil – 1.90%
4,920,700Petroleo Brasileiro SA, 2.823%(c)$ 24,604,629
Russia – 0.83%
19,459,575Surgutneftegas PJSC, 16.675%(c)10,773,560
TOTAL PREFERRED STOCKS
(Cost $32,041,544)
$ 35,378,189
 
 SharesValue
SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS – 1.15%
Money Market Funds — 1.15%
Northern Institutional Funds - Treasury Portfolio (Premier), 0.01%(d)

14,942,030$ 14,942,030
TOTAL SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS

(Cost $14,942,030)

 $ 14,942,030
Total Investments

(Cost $1,407,412,934) – 99.94%

 $1,297,662,125
Other Assets in Excess of Liabilities – 0.06%

 832,352
TOTAL NET ASSETS – 100.00%

 $1,298,494,477

Percentages are stated as a percent of net assets.
ADR American Depositary Receipt  
GDR Global Depositary Receipt  
NVDR Non-Voting Depositary Receipt  
    
(a)Non-income producing security.
(b)Acquired in a transaction exempt from registration under Rule 144A or Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933. May be resold in the U.S. in transactions exempt from registration, normally to qualified institutional buyers. The total value of all such securities was $44,755,478 which represented 3.45% of the net assets of the Fund.
(c)Current yield is disclosed. Dividends are calculated based on a percentage of the issuer’s net income.
(d)The rate shown is the annualized seven day yield as of September 30, 2021.
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
53


Brandes Emerging Markets Value Fund
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS BY INDUSTRY — September 30, 2021 

COMMON STOCKS 
Aerospace & Defense

3.47%
Air Freight & Logistics

1.52%
Airlines

1.28%
Banks

11.67%
Beverages

0.72%
Commercial Services & Supplies

0.63%
Communications Equipment

1.47%
Construction Materials

2.25%
Diversified Consumer Services

1.56%
Diversified Financial Services

0.87%
Diversified Telecommunication Services

6.86%
Electric Utilities

0.66%
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components

1.60%
Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts

4.62%
Food & Staples Retailing

1.53%
Food Products

3.87%
Health Care Providers & Services

2.97%
Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure

4.56%
Household Durables

3.28%
Insurance

3.75%
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail

3.97%
IT Services

2.32%
Machinery

0.26%
Media

1.60%
Metals & Mining

2.35%
Multiline Retail

0.44%
Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

2.15%
Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

5.85%
Specialty Retail

2.41%
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals

5.65%
Tobacco

3.65%
Wireless Telecommunication Services

6.27%
TOTAL COMMON STOCKS

96.06%
PREFERRED STOCKS 
Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

2.73%
TOTAL PREFERRED STOCKS

2.73%
SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS

1.15%
TOTAL INVESTMENTS

99.94%
Other Assets in Excess of Liabilities

0.06%
TOTAL NET ASSETS

100.00%
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
54


Brandes Emerging Markets Value Fund
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS BY INDUSTRY — September 30, 2021 (continued)

The industry classifications represented in the Schedule of Investments are in accordance with Global Industry Classification Standards (GICS®), which was developed by and/or is the exclusive property of MSCI, Inc. and Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC or were otherwise determined by the Advisor to be appropriate. This information is unaudited.
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
55


Brandes International Small Cap Equity Fund
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — September 30, 2021 

Shares Value
COMMON STOCKS – 95.88%
Austria – 0.92%
236,282Addiko Bank AG$ 3,722,283
Belgium – 0.14%
53,601Ontex Group NV(a)572,291
Brazil – 6.30%
6,005,740Embraer SA(a)25,508,473
Canada – 5.73%
300,490Cameco Corp.6,529,648
265,929Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd.3,793,887
683,724Dorel Industries, Inc. – Class B(a)5,894,731
2,718E-L Financial Corp. Ltd.2,006,397
321,037Sierra Wireless, Inc.(a)4,976,073
  23,200,736
Chile – 1.30%
111,035,163Enel Chile SA5,268,285
China – 2.09%
12,512,900Boyaa Interactive International Ltd.(a)779,580
312,769China Yuchai International Ltd.4,250,530
9,469,000Weiqiao Textile Co. – Class H3,442,322
  8,472,432
France – 5.10%
597,292Elior Group SA(a),(b)4,743,976
61,201Savencia SA4,452,029
123,079Societe BIC SA7,256,740
94,617Vicat SA4,206,387
  20,659,132
Germany – 1.01%
52,362Draegerwerk AG & Co. KGaA4,070,923
Greece – 0.60%
236,992Sarantis SA2,437,735
Hong Kong – 6.01%
4,180,050APT Satellite Holdings Ltd.1,234,551
2,059,500Dickson Concepts International Ltd.1,079,401
Shares Value
70,600,000Emperor Watch & Jewellery Ltd.$ 1,610,563
19,583,000First Pacific Co. Ltd.7,043,657
8,127,000PAX Global Technology Ltd.10,200,210
20,492,000Pico Far East Holdings Ltd.3,178,607
  24,346,989
Hungary – 2.17%
6,437,565Magyar Telekom Telecommunications Plc8,786,920
Ireland – 5.76%
3,218,376AIB Group Plc(a)8,760,306
500,253Avadel Pharmaceuticals Plc – ADR(a)4,902,479
3,044,085C&C Group Plc(a)9,655,167
  23,317,952
Israel – 1.00%
63,898Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.(a)4,065,830
Italy – 1.89%
148,403Buzzi Unicem SpA3,370,876
612,302Credito Emiliano SpA4,270,620
  7,641,496
Japan – 20.68%
1,349,900Concordia Financial Group Ltd.(c)5,313,911
489,700Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.5,182,014
27,000Fukuda Denshi Co. Ltd.2,359,544
160,500Futaba Corp.1,134,986
1,875,100Hachijuni Bank Ltd.6,679,174
1,406,600Hyakugo Bank Ltd.4,089,463
373,600Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. Ltd.6,994,787
91,100Kaken Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.3,748,628
336,100Kissei Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.7,233,553
 
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
56


Brandes International Small Cap Equity Fund
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — September 30, 2021 (continued)

Shares Value
176,200Koatsu Gas Kogyo Co. Ltd.$ 1,201,186
1,111,444Komori Corp.8,677,527
542,700Kyushu Financial Group, Inc.1,943,486
240,500Mitsubishi Shokuhin Co. Ltd.6,271,751
187,300Nichiban Co. Ltd.3,081,368
197,000Oita Bank Ltd.3,319,107
126,700Sankyo Co. Ltd.3,149,708
226,600Tachi-S Co. Ltd.2,568,367
110,500Taisho Pharmaceutical Holdings Co. Ltd.6,440,901
197,900Yodogawa Steel Works Ltd.(c)4,314,457
  83,703,918
Malaysia – 1.39%
4,663,800Genting Berhad5,614,607
Mexico – 6.97%
357,715Cemex SAB de CV Sponsored – ADR(a)2,564,816
24,958,198Consorcio ARA SAB de CV5,199,247
279,501,983Desarrolladora Homex SAB de CV(a),(d)934,314
11,461,007Fibra Uno Administracion SA de CV12,992,639
5,145,255Macquarie Mexico Real Estate Management SA de CV(b)6,144,444
806,929Urbi Desarrollos Urbanos SAB de CV(a),(d)361,606
  28,197,066
Panama – 1.70%
391,129Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA – Class E6,860,403
Philippines – 0.47%
1,314,612First Philippines Holdings Corp.1,921,277
Shares Value
Slovenia – 2.14%
474,148Nova Ljubljanska Banka – GDR(b)$ 8,018,748
38,576Nova Ljubljanska Banka dd Registered – GDR652,394
  8,671,142
South Korea – 3.10%
102,650Binggrae Co. Ltd.4,880,376
12,624Lotte Confectionery Co. Ltd.1,342,010
6,429Namyang Dairy Products Co. Ltd.2,326,712
49,142Samchully Co. Ltd.4,017,690
  12,566,788
Spain – 4.97%
1,141,650Atresmedia Corp de Medios de Comunicacion SA(a)4,903,571
460,824Bankinter SA(c)2,696,346
910,066CaixaBank SA2,822,139
1,355,921Lar Espana Real Estate Socimi SA8,434,289
637,445Linea Directa Aseguradora SA Cia de Seguros y Reaseguros1,257,469
  20,113,814
Turkey – 1.04%
1,949,432Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi AS4,191,290
United Kingdom – 13.40%
1,340,972Balfour Beatty Plc4,869,201
2,212,384De La Rue Plc(a)5,484,978
3,058,281J Sainsbury Plc11,721,726
1,060,472LSL Property Services Plc6,229,917
2,181,474Marks & Spencer Group Plc(a)5,354,695
12,083,967Mitie Group Plc(a)11,560,176
2,714,323Premier Foods Plc4,264,387
1,083,829Yellow Cake Plc(a),(b)4,775,348
  54,260,428
TOTAL COMMON STOCKS
(Cost $358,507,655)
$388,172,210
 
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
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SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — September 30, 2021 (continued)

Shares Value
PREFERRED STOCKS – 1.54%
Germany – 1.54%
76,013Draegerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, 0.28%(e)$ 6,229,514
TOTAL PREFERRED STOCKS
(Cost $4,889,447)
$ 6,229,514
INVESTMENT COMPANIES – 0.61%
Canada – 0.61%
221,306Sprott Physical Uranium Trust(a)$ 2,481,087
TOTAL INVESTMENT COMPANIES
(Cost $2,053,750)
$ 2,481,087
 SharesValue
SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS – 1.54%
Money Market Funds — 1.54%
Northern Institutional Funds - Treasury Portfolio (Premier), 0.01%(f)

6,218,660$ 6,218,660
TOTAL SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS

(Cost $6,218,660)

 $ 6,218,660
Total Investments

(Cost $371,669,512) – 99.57%

 $403,101,471
Other Assets in Excess of Liabilities – 0.43%

 1,732,458
TOTAL NET ASSETS – 100.00%

 $404,833,929

Percentages are stated as a percent of net assets.
ADR American Depositary Receipt  
GDR Global Depositary Receipt  
    
(a)Non-income producing security.
(b)Acquired in a transaction exempt from registration under Rule 144A or Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933. May be resold in the U.S. in transactions exempt from registration, normally to qualified institutional buyers. The total value of all such securities was $23,682,516 which represented 5.85% of the net assets of the Fund.
(c)All or a portion of this security is on loan. See Note 2 in the Notes to Financial Statements.
(d)Affiliated issuer. See Note 8 in the Notes to Financial Statements.
(e)Current yield is disclosed. Dividends are calculated based on a percentage of the issuer’s net income.
(f)The rate shown is the annualized seven day yield as of September 30, 2021.
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
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SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS BY INDUSTRY — September 30, 2021 

COMMON STOCKS 
Aerospace & Defense

6.30%
Auto Components

0.63%
Banks

12.92%
Beverages

3.33%
Chemicals

0.30%
Commercial Services & Supplies

6.76%
Communications Equipment

1.23%
Construction & Engineering

1.20%
Construction Materials

2.50%
Diversified Financial Services

1.70%
Diversified Telecommunication Services

2.47%
Electric Utilities

1.77%
Electrical Equipment

0.28%
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components

2.52%
Entertainment

0.19%
Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts

6.81%
Food & Staples Retailing

4.45%
Food Products

7.04%
Gas Utilities

0.99%
Health Care Equipment & Supplies

1.59%
Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure

2.56%
Household Durables

3.07%
Insurance

0.80%
Leisure Products

0.78%
Machinery

3.19%
Media

3.27%
Metals & Mining

1.07%
Multiline Retail

1.32%
Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

3.34%
Personal Products

0.74%
Pharmaceuticals

6.52%
Real Estate Management & Development

1.54%
Specialty Retail

0.67%
Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods

0.85%
Trading Companies & Distributors

1.18%
TOTAL COMMON STOCKS

95.88%
PREFERRED STOCKS 
Health Care Equipment & Supplies

1.54%
TOTAL PREFERRED STOCKS

1.54%
INVESTMENT COMPANIES 
Financial

0.61%
TOTAL INVESTMENT COMPANIES

0.61%
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
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Brandes International Small Cap Equity Fund
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS BY INDUSTRY — September 30, 2021 (continued)

SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS

1.54%
TOTAL INVESTMENTS

99.57%
Other Assets in Excess of Liabilities

0.43%
TOTAL NET ASSETS

100.00%
The industry classifications represented in the Schedule of Investments are in accordance with Global Industry Classification Standards (GICS®), which was developed by and/or is the exclusive property of MSCI, Inc. and Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC or were otherwise determined by the Advisor to be appropriate. This information is unaudited.
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
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Brandes Small Cap Value Fund
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — September 30, 2021 

Shares Value
COMMON STOCKS – 89.53%
Aerospace & Defense – 11.39%
4,268Embraer SA Sponsored – ADR(a)$ 72,556
680Moog, Inc. – Class A51,836
649National Presto Industries, Inc.53,270
4,739Park Aerospace Corp.64,830
  242,492
Banks – 2.79%
575ACNB Corp.16,100
492Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc.11,006
892National Bankshares, Inc.32,389
  59,495
Biotechnology – 6.87%
1,376Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(a)76,753
11,508PDL BioPharma, Inc.(a),(b)28,425
223United Therapeutics Corp.(a)41,161
  146,339
Communications Equipment – 4.82%
2,258NETGEAR, Inc.(a)72,053
1,972Sierra Wireless, Inc.(a)30,566
  102,619
Construction & Engineering – 2.64%
10,334Orion Group Holdings, Inc.(a)56,217
Electric Utilities – 1.00%
357ALLETE, Inc.21,249
Electronic Equipment, Instruments &
Components – 3.05%
3,568Arlo Technologies, Inc.(a)22,871
1,139Avnet, Inc.42,109
  64,980
Energy Equipment & Services – 4.77%
2,254Dril-Quip, Inc.(a)56,756
1,331Halliburton Co.28,776
586Helmerich & Payne, Inc.16,062
  101,594
Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts – 3.01%
2,467Equity Commonwealth64,093
Shares Value
Food & Staples Retailing – 1.51%
486Ingles Markets, Inc. – Class A$ 32,091
Food Products – 1.56%
919Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.33,231
Health Care Equipment & Supplies – 4.58%
1,416Invacare Corp.(a)6,740
1,508LENSAR, Inc.(a)11,868
625Utah Medical Products, Inc.58,025
738Varex Imaging Corp.(a)20,812
  97,445
Health Care Providers & Services – 4.07%
1,129MEDNAX, Inc.(a)32,097
560Premier, Inc. – Class A21,706
927Triple-S Management Corp. – Class B(a)32,788
  86,591
Household Durables – 3.13%
2,397Dorel Industries, Inc. – Class B(a)20,666
1,784Taylor Morrison Home Corp.(a)45,991
  66,657
Insurance – 7.07%
323American National Group, Inc.61,057
3,598Crawford & Co. – Class A32,274
272National Western Life Group, Inc. – Class A57,280
  150,611
IT Services – 0.52%
658SolarWinds Corp.11,000
Machinery – 6.48%
5,904Graham Corp.73,209
1,007Hurco Companies, Inc.32,486
2,090L.B. Foster Co. – Class A(a)32,374
  138,069
Multi-Utilities – 0.99%
540Avista Corp.21,125
Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels – 6.86%
1,665Chesapeake Energy Corp.102,547
1,295World Fuel Services Corp.43,538
  146,085
 
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
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SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — September 30, 2021 (continued)

Shares Value
Personal Products – 3.55%
2,085Edgewell Personal Care Co.$ 75,685
Pharmaceuticals – 5.69%
2,206Avadel Pharmaceuticals Plc – ADR(a)21,619
2,021Phibro Animal Health Corp. – Class A43,532
999Prestige Consumer Healthcare, Inc.(a)56,054
  121,205
Professional Services – 2.04%
2,750Resources Connection, Inc.43,395
Software – 0.38%
657N-Able, Inc.(a)8,153
Shares Value
Thrifts & Mortgage Finance – 0.76%
638Territorial Bancorp, Inc.$ 16,192
TOTAL COMMON STOCKS
(Cost $1,642,545)
$1,906,613
INVESTMENT COMPANIES – 1.75%
Financial – 1.75%
3,328Sprott Physical Uranium Trust$ 37,311
TOTAL INVESTMENT COMPANIES
(Cost $30,515)
$ 37,311
 
 Principal
Amount
Value
CORPORATE BONDS – 0.62%
Multi-Utilities – 0.62%
Avista Corp.

5.125%, 4/1/2022

$    13,000$     13,300
TOTAL CORPORATE BONDS (Cost $13,308)

 $ 13,300
    
 SharesValue
SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS – 10.14%
Northern Institutional Funds - Treasury Portfolio (Premier), 0.010%(c)

   215,828$    215,828
TOTAL SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS

(Cost $215,829)

 $ 215,828
Total Investments (Cost $1,902,197) – 102.04%

 $ 2,173,052
Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets – (2.04)%

 (43,521)
TOTAL NET ASSETS – 100.00%

 $ 2,129,531

Percentages are stated as a percent of net assets.
ADR American Depositary Receipt  
    
(a)Non-income producing security.
(b)The price for this security was derived from an estimate of fair market value using methods approved by the Fund’s Board of Trustees. This security represents $28,425 or 1.33% of the Fund’s net assets and is classified as a Level 3 security. See Note 2 in the Notes to Financial Statements.
(c)The rate shown is the annualized seven day yield as of September 30, 2021.
The industry classifications represented in the Schedule of Investments are in accordance with Global Industry Classification Standards (GICS®), which was developed by and/or is the exclusive property of MSCI, Inc. and Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC or were otherwise determined by the Advisor to be appropriate.
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
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Brandes Small Cap Value Fund
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS BY COUNTRY — September 30, 2021 

COMMON STOCKS 
Brazil

3.41%
Canada

2.41%
Ireland

1.02%
United States

82.69%
TOTAL COMMON STOCKS

89.53%
CORPORATE BONDS 
United States

0.62%
TOTAL CORPORATE BONDS

0.62%
INVESTMENT COMPANIES 
Canada

1.75%
TOTAL INVESTMENT COMPANIES

1.75%
SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS

10.14%
TOTAL INVESTMENTS

102.04%
Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets

(2.04)%
TOTAL NET ASSETS

100.00%
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
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Brandes Core Plus Fixed Income Fund
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — September 30, 2021 

 SharesValue
COMMON STOCKS – 0.00%
Household Durables – 0.00%
Urbi Desarrollos Urbanos SAB de CV (a)

      1,564$        701
TOTAL COMMON STOCKS

(Cost $292,050)

 $ 701
    
 Principal
Amount
Value
FEDERAL AND FEDERALLY SPONSORED CREDITS – 5.59%
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation – 1.84%
Pool A9-3505 4.500%, 8/1/2040

$ 52,195$     58,328
Pool G0-6018 6.500%, 4/1/2039

16,832      19,446
Pool G1-8578 3.000%, 12/1/2030

722,938     762,780
Pool SD-8001 3.500%, 7/1/2049

261,292     276,147
Pool SD-8003 4.000%, 7/1/2049

318,367    340,827
  1,457,528
Federal National Mortgage Association – 3.75%
Pool 934124 5.500%, 7/1/2038

37,795      44,029
Pool AL9865 3.000%, 2/1/2047

829,672     877,756
Pool AS6201 3.500%, 11/1/2045

266,616     285,914
Pool BJ2553 3.500%, 12/1/2047

254,378     270,951
Pool BN6683 3.500%, 6/1/2049

509,680     539,081
Pool CA1624 3.000%, 4/1/2033

546,734     579,233
Pool MA0918 4.000%, 12/1/2041

119,743     131,828
Pool MA3687 4.000%, 6/1/2049

222,092    237,725
  2,966,517
TOTAL FEDERAL AND FEDERALLY SPONSORED CREDITS

(Cost $4,180,565)

 $ 4,424,045
OTHER MORTGAGE RELATED SECURITIES – 0.00%
Collateralized Mortgage Obligations – 0.00%
Wells Fargo Mortgage Backed Securities Trust Series 2006-AR14 2.919%, 10/25/2036(b)

$       505$        487
TOTAL OTHER MORTGAGE RELATED SECURITIES

(Cost $497)

 $ 487
US GOVERNMENTS – 56.63%
Sovereign – 56.63%
United States Treasury Note

2.375%, 8/15/2024

$ 6,360,000$  6,701,602
2.250%, 2/15/2027

10,075,000  10,701,539
2.375%, 5/15/2029

15,900,000  17,067,656
   
United States Treasury Bond

4.750%, 2/15/2037

  5,775,000   8,150,194
3.500%, 2/15/2039

 1,750,000  2,181,758
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
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SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — September 30, 2021 (continued)

 Principal
Amount
Value
   
TOTAL US GOVERNMENTS

(Cost $43,148,147)

 $ 44,802,749
CORPORATE BONDS – 33.46%
Automobiles – 0.93%
Ford Motor Credit Co. LLC

3.350%, 11/1/2022

$ 370,000$    376,516
3.375%, 11/13/2025

350,000     359,625
   
  736,141
Banks – 5.08%
Fifth Third Bancorp

8.250%, 3/1/2038

175,000     290,227
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

3.800% (U.S. Treasury Yield Curve Rate CMT 5Y + 2.969%), Perpetual(c)

585,000     598,894
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

3.598% (3M LIBOR + 3.470%), Perpetual(c)

1,317,000   1,324,207
USB Capital IX

3.500% (3M LIBOR + 1.020%, minimum of 3.500%), Perpetual(c)

1,830,000  1,805,417
  4,018,745
Commercial Services & Supplies – 3.02%
Iron Mountain, Inc.

4.875%, 9/15/2027(d)

645,000     669,626
Prime Security Services Borrower LLC

5.750%, 4/15/2026(d)

715,000     773,459
6.250%, 1/15/2028(d)

915,000     945,909
   
  2,388,994
Consumer Products – 3.14%
Avon Products, Inc.

6.500%, 3/15/2023

1,625,000   1,719,266
Travel + Leisure Co.

6.625%, 7/31/2026(d)

670,000    762,976
  2,482,242
Containers & Packaging – 0.58%
Sealed Air Corp.

4.000%, 12/1/2027(d)

430,000    457,907
Electric Utilities – 0.72%
Commonwealth Edison Co.

5.900%, 3/15/2036

175,000     244,493
FirstEnergy Corp.

7.375%, 11/15/2031

240,000    327,854
  572,347
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
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Brandes Core Plus Fixed Income Fund
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — September 30, 2021 (continued)

 Principal
Amount
Value
Equipment – 0.02%
Continental Airlines Pass Through Trust Series 2007-1

5.983%, 4/19/2022

$ 14,355$     14,542
Food, Beverage & Tobacco – 1.13%
Pilgrim's Pride Corp.

5.875%, 9/30/2027(d)

210,000     223,283
4.250%, 4/15/2031(d)

625,000     671,562
   
  894,845
Health Care Facilities & Services – 1.35%
Tenet Healthcare Corp.

4.875%, 1/1/2026(d)

1,030,000  1,065,968
Homebuilders – 2.49%
PulteGroup, Inc.

5.500%, 3/1/2026

980,000   1,135,879
Toll Brothers Finance Corp.

4.875%, 11/15/2025

745,000    834,400
  1,970,279
Media – 0.88%
Charter Communications Operating LLC

4.908%, 7/23/2025

295,000     331,764
Netflix, Inc.

4.375%, 11/15/2026

330,000    368,775
  700,539
Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels – 6.56%
BP Capital Markets Plc

3.506%, 3/17/2025

810,000     876,933
Continental Resources, Inc.

4.500%, 4/15/2023

355,000     367,869
4.375%, 1/15/2028

215,000     237,844
   
Exxon Mobil Corp.

2.397%, 3/6/2022

945,000     950,349
Kinder Morgan, Inc.

4.300%, 6/1/2025

1,054,000   1,164,031
Occidental Petroleum Corp.

3.500%, 6/15/2025

555,000     576,867
Range Resources Corp.

4.875%, 5/15/2025

960,000  1,013,568
  5,187,461
Technology – 3.57%
Microsoft Corp.

2.400%, 2/6/2022

1,000,000  1,005,589
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
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SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — September 30, 2021 (continued)

 Principal
Amount
Value
MicroStrategy, Inc.

0.000%, 2/15/2027(d),(e)

$ 640,000$    471,156
VMware, Inc.

4.500%, 5/15/2025

215,000     239,472
3.900%, 8/21/2027

995,000   1,108,788
   
  2,825,005
Telecommunications – 3.80%
AT&T, Inc.

3.000%, 6/30/2022

1,630,000   1,654,511
Sprint Spectrum Co. LLC

5.152%, 3/20/2028(d)

415,000     474,138
Telecom Italia Capital SA

6.375%, 11/15/2033

480,000     558,576
T-Mobile USA, Inc.

4.750%, 2/1/2028

300,000    318,750
  3,005,975
Transportation & Logistics – 0.19%
Allison Transmission, Inc.

4.750%, 10/1/2027(d)

145,000    150,800
TOTAL CORPORATE BONDS

(Cost $24,847,881)

 $ 26,471,790
ASSET BACKED SECURITIES – 1.67%
Student Loan – 1.67%
SLM Private Credit Student Loan Trust Series 2007-A, 0.356%, (3M LIBOR + 0.240%), 12/16/2041(c)

$ 201,144$    198,446
SLM Private Credit Student Loan Trust Series 2004-B, 0.546%, (3M LIBOR + 0.430%), 9/15/2033(c)

300,000     296,313
SLM Private Credit Student Loan Trust Series 2005-A, 0.426%, (3M LIBOR + 0.310%), 12/15/2038(c)

324,989     320,284
SLM Private Credit Student Loan Trust Series 2006-A, 0.406%, (3M LIBOR + 0.290%), 6/15/2039(c)

519,427    510,443
TOTAL ASSET BACKED SECURITIES

(Cost $1,245,959)

 $ 1,325,486
FOREIGN ISSUER BONDS – 0.26%
Telecommunications – 0.26%
SoftBank Group Corp., 4.750%, 9/19/2024

$ 200,000$    205,811
TOTAL FOREIGN ISSUER BONDS

(Cost $207,762)

 $ 205,811
    
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
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Brandes Core Plus Fixed Income Fund
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS — September 30, 2021 (continued)

 SharesValue
SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS – 4.80%
Money Market Funds – 4.80%
Northern Institutional Funds - Treasury Portfolio (Premier), 0.01%(f)

 3,794,442$   3,794,442
TOTAL SHORT-TERM INVESTMENTS

(Cost $3,794,442)

 $ 3,794,442
Total Investments (Cost $77,717,303) – 102.41%

 $81,025,511
Liabilities in Excess of Other Assets – (2.41)%

 (1,909,080)
Total Net Assets – 100.00%

 $79,116,431

Percentages are stated as a percent of net assets.
   
LIBOR London Interbank Offered Rate  
    
  
(a)Non-income producing security.
(b)Variable rate security. The coupon is based on an underlying pool of loans.
(c)Variable rate security. The coupon is based on a reference index and spread index.
(d)Acquired in a transaction exempt from registration under Rule 144A or Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933. May be resold in the U.S. in transactions exempt from registration, normally to qualified institutional buyers. The total value of all such securities was $6,666,784 which represented 8.43% of the net assets of the Fund.
(e)Zero coupon bond.
(f)The rate shown is the annualized seven day yield as of September 30, 2021.
The industry classifications represented in the Schedule of Investments are in accordance with Bloomberg Industry Classification Standards (BICS) or were otherwise determined by the Advisor to be appropriate. This information is unaudited.
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of these Schedule of Investments.
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Brandes Investment Trust
STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES — September 30, 2021  

 Brandes
International
Equity Fund
 Brandes
Global
Equity Fund
ASSETS   
Investment in securities, at value(1), (2)   
Unaffiliated issuers

$660,696,327 $47,433,999
Affiliated issuers

�� 
Foreign Currency(1)

373,993 11,504
Receivables:   
Securities sold

1,189,158 
Fund shares sold

379,129 
Dividends and interest

2,293,851 99,624
Tax reclaims

1,522,069 43,175
Securities lending

6,169 326
Receivable from service providers

16,987 849
Prepaid expenses and other assets

35,889 33,346
Due from Advisor

 
Total Assets

666,513,572 47,622,823
LIABILITIES   
Payables:   
Securities purchased

6,454,407 141,444
Fund shares redeemed

1,294,993 147,695
12b-1 Fee

13,605 731
Trustee Fees

17,806 1,269
Custodian Fee

13,002 1,166
Foreign capital gains taxes

 
Dividends payable

59,033 1,456
Accrued expenses

189,882 88,709
Due to Advisor

386,821 25,872
Total Liabilities

8,429,549 408,342
NET ASSETS

$658,084,023 $47,214,481
COMPONENTS OF NET ASSETS   
Paid in Capital

$751,775,768 $37,517,803
Total distributable earnings (loss)

(93,691,745) 9,696,678
Total Net Assets

$658,084,023 $47,214,481
Net asset value, offering price and redemption proceeds per share   
Class A Shares   
Net Assets

$ 38,232,483 $ 824,098
Shares outstanding (unlimited shares authorized without par value)

2,109,773 31,060
Offering and redemption price

$ 18.12 $ 26.53
Maximum offering price per share*

$ 19.23 $ 28.15
Class C Shares   
Net Assets

$ 8,826,454 $ 899,546
Shares outstanding (unlimited shares authorized without par value)

496,373 34,266
Offering and redemption price

$ 17.78 $ 26.25
Class I Shares   
Net Assets

$552,182,798 $45,490,837
Shares outstanding (unlimited shares authorized without par value)

30,315,510 1,698,581
Offering and redemption price

$ 18.21 $ 26.78
Class R6 Shares   
Net Assets

$ 58,842,288 $ N/A
Shares outstanding (unlimited shares authorized without par value)

3,211,309 N/A
Offering and redemption price

$ 18.32 $ N/A
(1)Cost of:   
Investments in securities   
Unaffiliated issuers

$683,425,758 $38,967,311
Affiliated issuers

 
Foreign currency

373,993 11,504
(2)Market value of securities loaned of:

$ 10,852,067 $1,459,724

*Includes a sales load of 5.75% for the International, Global, Emerging Markets, International Small Cap, and Small Cap Value Funds and 3.75% for the Core Plus Fund. (see Note 7 of the Notes to Financial Statements)
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of this statement.
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STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES — September 30, 2021  (continued)


    
Brandes
Emerging
Markets
Value Fund
 Brandes
International
Small Cap
Equity Fund
 Brandes
Small Cap
Value Fund
 Brandes
Core Plus Fixed
Income Fund
       
       
$1,297,662,125 $ 401,805,551 $2,173,052 $81,025,511
 1,295,920  
69,393 33,526  
       
15,379,890 4,193,825 2,177 
890,317 146,898  3,090
1,997,310 1,055,196 1,727 473,748
183,657 352,498  
 560  
34,161 8,476 12 1,873
59,071 45,282 18,328 24,053
  4,309 
1,316,275,924 408,937,732 2,199,605 81,528,275
       
       
7,267,861 1,525,104 29,622 2,244,988
4,424,221 1,956,805 174 38,142
51,745 17,679 143 208
34,909 11,053 69 2,143
37,442 11,329 558 600
3,960,746   
639,533 1,810 1 
336,480 253,439 39,507 122,398
1,028,510 326,584  3,365
17,781,447 4,103,803 70,074 2,411,844
$1,298,494,477 $ 404,833,929 $2,129,531 $79,116,431
       
$1,534,384,976 $ 531,263,765 $1,819,591 $77,341,187
(235,890,499) (126,429,836) 309,940 1,775,244
$1,298,494,477 $ 404,833,929 $2,129,531 $79,116,431
       
       
$ 216,221,077 $ 68,002,373 $ 510,132 $ 1,003,896
24,980,158 4,853,710 38,589 107,372
$ 8.66 $ 14.01 $ 13.22 $ 9.35
$ 9.19 $ 14.86 $ 14.03 $ 9.71
       
$ 10,331,294 $ 5,322,866 $ N/A $ N/A
1,202,853 394,459 N/A N/A
$ 8.59 $ 13.49 $ N/A $ N/A
       
$1,003,836,647 $ 318,004,709 $1,619,243 $78,112,432
115,254,129 22,564,820 121,423 8,284,708
$ 8.71 $ 14.09 $ 13.34 $ 9.43
       
$ 68,105,459 $ 13,503,981 $ 156 $ 103
7,772,271 955,087 12 11
$ 8.76 $ 14.14 $ 12.53 $ 9.43
        
       
$1,407,412,934 $ 340,786,638 $1,902,197 $77,717,303
 30,882,874  
70,437 33,287  
$  $ 5,110,655 $  $
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of this statement.
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STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS — For the Year Ended September 30, 2021  

 Brandes
International
Equity Fund
 Brandes
Global
Equity Fund
INVESTMENT INCOME   
Income   
Dividend income   
Unaffiliated issuers

$ 26,149,164 $ 1,498,825
Non Cash Dividends

 
Less: Foreign taxes withheld

(1,644,362) (62,551)
Interest income

 
Income from securities lending

202,923 5,726
Total Income

24,707,725 1,442,000
Expenses   
Advisory fees (Note 3)

4,522,555 327,750
Custody fees

69,329 4,646
Administration fees (Note 3)

138,898 20,609
Insurance expense

18,743 1,198
Legal fees

38,633 2,642
Printing fees

36,895 4,321
Miscellaneous

41,120 5,703
Registration expense

68,504 46,023
Trustees fees

65,776 4,464
Transfer agent fees

126,910 8,621
12b-1 Fees – Class A

76,143 1,821
12b-1 Fees – Class C

67,855 6,528
Shareholder Service Fees – Class C

22,618 2,176
Sub-Transfer Agency Fees – Class I

253,642 19,685
Auditing fees

40,258 43,313
Total expenses

5,587,879 499,500
Expenses waived by Advisor

(311,474) (78,902)
Expenses recouped

 3,166
Expenses waived by Service Providers

(67,623) (3,394)
Total net expenses

5,208,782 420,370
Net investment income

19,498,943 1,021,630
REALIZED AND UNREALIZED GAIN (LOSS) ON INVESTMENTS   
Net realized gain (loss) on:   
Unaffiliated investments

(474,713) 1,871,263
Affiliated investments

 
Foreign currency transactions

(131,250) (4,557)
Net realized gain (loss)

(605,963) 1,866,706
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on:   
Unaffiliated investments (net of increase in estimated foreign capital gains taxes of $3,797,746 for the Emerging Markets Fund)

154,701,750 9,678,417
Affiliated investments

 
Foreign currency transactions

(29,853) (3,044)
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation)

154,671,897 9,675,373
Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) on investments and foreign currency transactions

154,065,934 11,542,079
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations

$173,564,877 $12,563,709
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of this statement.
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STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS — For the Year Ended September 30, 2021  (continued)

Brandes
Emerging
Markets
Value Fund
 Brandes
International
Small Cap
Equity Fund
 Brandes
Small Cap
Value Fund
 Brandes
Core Plus Fixed
Income Fund
       
       
       
$ 50,303,265 $ 10,206,130 $ 24,730 $ 247
  3,038 
(6,750,188) (977,197)  (31)
  411 2,038,588
 15,382  
43,553,077 9,244,315 28,179 2,038,804
       
12,402,979 3,713,667 12,689 282,166
204,559 59,037 3,658 2,832
286,829 94,278 12,368 28,967
41,907 12,301 4 3,087
84,627 25,467 206 5,214
99,938 31,680 2,988 13,537
106,975 27,265 4,138 13,617
81,934 50,498 40,584 47,885
141,476 42,780 193 8,809
274,841 82,290 381 16,979
534,078 156,006 831 2,902
89,028 39,045  
29,676 13,015  
504,225 155,312 740 39,730
45,602 44,495 39,185 42,602
14,928,674 4,547,136 117,965 508,327
(56,334) (8,859) (100,743) (216,372)
216,384 14,808  
(136,245) (33,888) (48) (47,829)
14,952,479 4,519,197 17,174 244,126
28,600,598 4,725,118 11,005 1,794,678
       
       
3,896,861 23,490,222 217,309 2,224,588
 (1,198)  
(265,591) (86,203) (305) 
3,631,270 23,402,821 217,004 2,224,588
       
224,737,828 129,923,590 300,796 (3,279,513)
 286,344  
73,348 (27,266) (15) 
224,811,176 130,182,668 300,781 (3,279,513)
228,442,446 153,585,489 517,785 (1,054,925)
$257,043,044 $158,310,607 $ 528,790 $ 739,753
The accompanying notes to financial statements are an integral part of this statement.
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STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS 

 Brandes International Equity
Fund
 Brandes Global
Equity Fund
 Year Ended
September 30,
2021
 Year Ended
September 30,
2020
 Year Ended
September 30,
2021
 Year Ended
September 30,
2020
INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS FROM:       
OPERATIONS       
Net investment income

$ 19,498,943 $ 11,973,556 $ 1,021,630 $ 582,146
Net realized gain (loss) on:       
Investments

(474,713) (61,359,277) 1,871,263 982,919
Foreign currency transactions

(131,250) (151,301) (4,557) (7,480)
Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on:       
Investments

154,701,750 (53,936,184) 9,678,417 (4,789,985)
Foreign currency transactions

(29,853) 130,348 (3,044) 4,758
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations

173,564,877 (103,342,858) 12,563,709 (3,227,642)
DISTRIBUTIONS TO SHAREHOLDERS       
Distributions to shareholders       
Class A

(867,045) (633,619) (24,398) (23,271)
Class C

(203,047) (193,760) (26,196) (11,406)
Class I

(14,614,616) (13,239,310) (1,407,084) (643,170)
Class R6

(1,576,599) (1,236,134) N/A N/A
Decrease in net assets from distributions

(17,261,307) (15,302,823) (1,457,678) (677,847)
CAPITAL SHARE TRANSACTIONS       
Proceeds from shares sold

181,449,754 238,453,291 9,162,908 902,634
Net asset value of shares issued on reinvestment of distributions

16,741,706 14,391,141 1,446,229 670,579
Cost of shares redeemed

(175,603,810) (358,370,424) (4,707,060) (3,533,160)
Net increase (decrease) in net assets from capital share transactions

22,587,650 (105,525,992) 5,902,077 (1,959,947)
Total increase (decrease) in net assets

178,891,220 (224,171,673) 17,008,108 (5,865,436)
NET ASSETS       
Beginning of the Period

479,192,803 703,364,476 30,206,373 36,071,809
End of the Period

$ 658,084,023