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International Opportunities Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the International Opportunities Fund?

The Fund seeks to deliver a high level of total return by investing primarily in stocks of small to mid-sized international companies.

Fund Basicsas of 05/29/2020

Total Net Assets
$402.87 M
Inception Date
06/02/1997
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Fund Expense Ratio
2.00%
Number of Holdings
100
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,500+

Fund Expense Ratio :

2.00%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 06/02/1997
w/o sales charge -12.76% -6.22% -3.15% 0.28% 6.21% 3.42%
Lipper Category Avg. International Sm/Md-Cp Gro Fds -8.04% 0.13% 2.39% 3.97% 8.13% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap -12.54% -3.75% 0.37% 3.45% 7.65% 6.47%
w/ sales charge -13.64% -6.22% -3.15% 0.28% 6.21% 3.42%

Fund Expense Ratio :

2.00%

Fund Expense Ratio :

2.00%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 06/02/1997
w/o sales charge -12.76% -6.22% -3.15% 0.28% 6.21% 3.42%
Lipper Category Avg. International Sm/Md-Cp Gro Fds -8.04% 0.13% 2.39% 3.97% 8.13% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap -12.54% -3.75% 0.37% 3.45% 7.65% 6.47%
w/ sales charge -13.64% -6.22% -3.15% 0.28% 6.21% 3.42%

Fund Expense Ratio :

2.00%

Countryas of 05/29/2020View Portfolio

Country Assets
Japan 21.5%
United Kingdom 10.6%
Germany 8.1%
Italy 7.6%
Sweden 5.2%
Austria 4.6%
Switzerland 4.4%
Republic of Korea 3.6%
Ireland 3.4%
Hong Kong 3.2%
Spain 3.0%
Australia 3.0%
United States 2.5%
Canada 2.4%
Taiwan 2.0%
Portugal 1.9%
Denmark 1.5%
France 1.4%
Jersey 1.3%
United Arab Emirates 1.3%
Iceland 1.2%
Belgium 1.2%
China 1.1%
Israel 0.8%
Norway 0.3%
Cayman Islands 0.3%
Guernsey 0.3%
Netherlands 0.2%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Europe ex-U.K. arrowUp1.4%
Japan arrowDown2.8%
Asia/Pacific arrowDown0.3%
United Kingdom arrowUp1.3%
Americas arrowUp1.0%
EMEA arrowUp1.3%
Cash arrowDown1.3%

INVESTMENT TEAM

Todd D. Jacobson
Todd D. Jacobson, CFA

Partner & Portfolio Manager

32 Years of Industry Experience

Vincent J. McBride
Vincent J. McBride

Partner & Portfolio Manager

33 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 35 Investment Professionals with 18 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

2.00%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 06/02/1997
w/o sales charge -12.76% -6.22% -3.15% 0.28% 6.21% 3.42%
Lipper Category Avg. International Sm/Md-Cp Gro Fds -8.04% 0.13% 2.39% 3.97% 8.13% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap -12.54% -3.75% 0.37% 3.45% 7.65% 6.47%
w/ sales charge -13.64% -6.22% -3.15% 0.28% 6.21% 3.42%

Fund Expense Ratio :

2.00%

Fund Expense Ratio :

2.00%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 06/02/1997
w/o sales charge -12.76% -6.22% -3.15% 0.28% 6.21% 3.42%
Lipper Category Avg. International Sm/Md-Cp Gro Fds -8.04% 0.13% 2.39% 3.97% 8.13% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap -12.54% -3.75% 0.37% 3.45% 7.65% 6.47%
w/ sales charge -13.64% -6.22% -3.15% 0.28% 6.21% 3.42%

Fund Expense Ratio :

2.00%

Year Fund Returns S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap
2019 20.31% 24.65%
2018 -24.27% -18.41%
2017 36.95% 32.37%
2016 -4.11% 3.79%
2015 8.98% 5.92%
2014 -6.65% -3.42%
2013 30.09% 26.06%
2012 19.62% 18.55%
2011 -15.76% -14.49%
2010 20.49% 21.96%
2009 48.29% -
2008 -51.56% -
2007 3.50% -
2006 27.86% -
2005 24.68% -
2004 19.74% -
2003 41.63% -
2002 -21.59% -
2001 -32.07% -
2000 -23.93% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2020 -27.84% 20.89% - - -10.46%
2019 9.37% 2.32% -1.99% 9.69% 20.31%
2018 -1.81% -4.49% -3.76% -16.09% -24.27%
2017 9.73% 9.18% 8.24% 5.61% 36.95%
2016 -1.37% -4.43% 7.06% -4.98% -4.11%
2015 6.49% 5.33% -7.25% 4.76% 8.98%
2014 0.98% 2.13% -7.99% -1.64% -6.65%
2013 9.04% -0.51% 11.62% 7.43% 30.09%
2012 15.06% -9.35% 10.04% 4.21% 19.62%
2011 1.10% 2.18% -21.11% 3.36% -15.76%
2010 4.17% -11.84% 19.32% 9.96% 20.49%
2009 -11.22% 36.49% 22.57% -0.16% 48.29%
2008 -12.64% -5.13% -25.00% -22.08% -51.56%
2007 4.65% 7.02% -2.02% -5.68% 3.50%
2006 12.75% -3.05% 3.29% 13.24% 27.86%
2005 1.46% 1.35% 13.28% 7.04% 24.68%
2004 9.11% 2.03% -4.30% 12.39% 19.74%
2003 -6.03% 18.20% 11.58% 14.27% 41.63%
2002 -3.93% -0.79% -20.37% 3.33% -21.59%
2001 -19.83% -1.18% -19.80% 6.92% -32.07%
2000 15.50% -13.54% -0.59% -23.38% -23.93%
1999 -0.54% 8.50% -2.66% 20.20% 26.25%
1998 23.58% 4.73% -19.25% 9.75% 14.71%
1997 - - 2.84% 3.77% 9.94%

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Countryas of 05/29/2020

Country Assets
Japan 21.5%
United Kingdom 10.6%
Germany 8.1%
Italy 7.6%
Sweden 5.2%
Austria 4.6%
Switzerland 4.4%
Republic of Korea 3.6%
Ireland 3.4%
Hong Kong 3.2%
Spain 3.0%
Australia 3.0%
United States 2.5%
Canada 2.4%
Taiwan 2.0%
Portugal 1.9%
Denmark 1.5%
France 1.4%
Jersey 1.3%
United Arab Emirates 1.3%
Iceland 1.2%
Belgium 1.2%
China 1.1%
Israel 0.8%
Norway 0.3%
Cayman Islands 0.3%
Guernsey 0.3%
Netherlands 0.2%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Europe ex-U.K. arrowUp1.4%
Japan arrowDown2.8%
Asia/Pacific arrowDown0.3%
United Kingdom arrowUp1.3%
Americas arrowUp1.0%
EMEA arrowUp1.3%
Cash arrowDown1.3%

Portfolio Positioning as of 03/31/2020

  • Given the severe disruptions in the market and what will likely be a severe recession of unknown length, we have positioned the portfolio to be invested in companies which we have analyzed for liquidity and solvency. We exited positions that had vulnerability.
  • Despite the tumultuous market environment, we are not exiting all risk. The focus is on companies that we believe will survive and whose valuations have become extremely cheap, or which may even gain a strengthened competitive position.
  • We have increased position sizes within the industrials sector and moved overweight in the past quarter. Despite viewing the industrials sector as particularly stressed, we have been selectively adding to the sector as we believe specific companies within the sector will be beneficiaries of a structural shift and, based on our analysis, may come out of the current market weakness stronger.
  • The consumer discretionary sector is stressed, in our view. The portfolio remains overweight in the consumer staples sector but less so than in the previous quarter. The sector has been less defensive than in previous recessionary periods because consumers are being forced to isolate and stay home. There is a significant disruption to the on-trade business which we believe will not be offset sufficiently by growth in the off-trade channels.
  • Within the real estate sector, we have shifted from development-oriented companies to income-producing companies. We are focused on logistics companies specifically and see the pandemic as a potential accelerant for the growth of these businesses.

Portfolio Details as of 05/29/2020

Weighted Average Market Cap.
2.7 B
P/E Ratio
15.5x
P/B Ratio
1.7x
Number of Holdings
100
Total Net Assets
$402.87 M

Attribution Analysis 

International Opportunities Fund Benchmark Variance
Sector Avg. Weight Base Return Avg. Weight Base Return Stock Selection Group Weight Total

Contributors & Detractors as of  03/31/2020

Contributors

Holding Contribution
Nichirei Corp. 0.3%
Capcom Co., Ltd. 0.2%
PATRIZIA Immobilien AG 0.1%
Huntsworth 0.1%
Warehouses De Pauw Sca 0.1%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
Interfor Corp. -0.8%
Basic-Fit NV -0.8%
Arrow Global Group plc -0.8%
Anima Holding SpA -0.7%
Flsmidth & Co A/S -0.7%

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 07/13/2020
$0
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
12/17/2019 12/18/2019 12/18/2019 $0.07290 $15.39

Upcoming Dividend Payment Dates

This section lists all anticipated income and Capital Gain distribution dates and any actual distributions are subject to adequacy of earnings and must be approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date
12/17/2020 12/18/2020 12/18/2020

Capital Gains Distributions

For
Record Date Reinvest & Payable Date Long-term Short-term * Total Reinvest Price
12/17/2018 12/18/2018 $1.5793 - $1.5793 $12.98

Upcoming Capital Gain Distribution

This section lists all anticipated income and Capital Gain distribution dates and any actual distributions are subject to adequacy of earnings and must be approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date
12/17/2020 12/18/2020

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

Expense Ratioas of 06/30/2020

2.00%

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