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Affiliated Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the Affiliated Fund?

The Fund seeks to deliver long-term growth of capital and current income by investing primarily in dividend-paying stocks of large U.S. companies.

DIVIDEND PAYERS

True to its mandate, the Affiliated Fund is focused on companies that pay dividends.

VALUE FOCUSED

We believe a professionally-managed approach can identify companies with sustainable dividend policies whose stocks are attractively valued. 

GROWTH & INCOME

A portfolio of undervalued dividend-paying stocks may provide investors with long-term growth of capital and current income. 

Fund Basicsas of 08/30/2019

Total Net Assets
$6.11 B
Inception Date
09/28/2007
Dividend Frequency
Quarterly
Fund Expense Ratio
0.56%
Number of Holdings
109

Yield

12-Month Dividend Yield 1 as of 09/20/2019  

w/o sales charge 2.28%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 08/31/2019  

2.33%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.56%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge 13.37% 0.71% 9.36% 7.35% 10.47% 5.21%
Lipper Category Avg. Equity Income Funds 13.55% 0.72% 8.27% 6.48% 10.73% -
Russell 1000® Value Index 13.75% 0.62% 8.08% 6.59% 11.49% 5.77%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.56%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.56%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge 14.90% 8.54% 11.20% 8.04% 11.89% 5.41%
Lipper Category Avg. Equity Income Funds 14.55% 7.00% 9.59% 6.93% 11.97% -
Russell 1000® Value Index 16.24% 8.46% 10.19% 7.46% 13.19% 6.05%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.56%

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TEN LARGEST HOLDINGS as of 08/30/2019View Portfolio

Holding Assets
Chevron Corp. 2.9%
Procter & Gamble Co. 2.4%
Merck & Co., Inc. 2.3%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 2.0%
Bank of America Corp. 2.0%
Intel Corp. 2.0%
Medtronic, Inc. 1.8%
Pfizer, Inc. 1.8%
Verizon Communications, Inc. 1.7%
CME Group, Inc. 1.7%
% of Total Assets 20.7%

INVESTMENT TEAM

Walter H. Prahl
Walter H. Prahl, Ph.D.

Partner & Director

34 Years of Industry Experience

Marc O. Pavese
Marc O. Pavese, Ph.D.

Partner & Portfolio Manager

19 Years of Industry Experience

David J. Linsen
David J. Linsen, CFA

Partner & Director of Equities

23 Years of Industry Experience

Darnell Azeez
Darnell Azeez, CFA

Portfolio Manager

16 Years of Industry Experience

Servesh Tiwari
Servesh Tiwari, CFA

Portfolio Manager

16 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 36 Investment Professionals with 18 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

12-Month Dividend Yield 1 as of 09/20/2019  

w/o sales charge 2.28%

30-Day Standardized Yield 2 as of 08/31/2019  

  Subsidized3 Un-Subsidized4
w/o sales charge 2.33% 2.33%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.56%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge 13.37% 0.71% 9.36% 7.35% 10.47% 5.21%
Lipper Category Avg. Equity Income Funds 13.55% 0.72% 8.27% 6.48% 10.73% -
Russell 1000® Value Index 13.75% 0.62% 8.08% 6.59% 11.49% 5.77%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.56%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.56%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge 14.90% 8.54% 11.20% 8.04% 11.89% 5.41%
Lipper Category Avg. Equity Income Funds 14.55% 7.00% 9.59% 6.93% 11.97% -
Russell 1000® Value Index 16.24% 8.46% 10.19% 7.46% 13.19% 6.05%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.56%

Year Fund Returns Russell 1000® Value Index
2018 -7.32% -8.27%
2017 16.30% 13.66%
2016 17.52% 17.34%
2015 -4.06% -3.83%
2014 12.23% 13.45%
2013 32.45% 32.53%
2012 16.18% 17.51%
2011 -7.68% 0.39%
2010 14.69% 15.51%
2009 19.68% 19.69%
2008 -37.02% -
2007 3.73% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 10.64% 3.85% - - 17.82%
2018 -2.41% 0.53% 6.57% -11.36% -7.32%
2017 4.14% 2.10% 3.03% 6.16% 16.30%
2016 2.49% 3.26% 3.75% 7.04% 17.52%
2015 0.39% -1.19% -7.53% 4.61% -4.06%
2014 2.32% 4.02% -0.07% 5.52% 12.23%
2013 10.95% 3.91% 4.55% 9.89% 32.45%
2012 12.67% -4.71% 6.75% 1.37% 16.18%
2011 5.64% -2.71% -20.68% 13.24% -7.68%
2010 6.86% -14.38% 10.42% 13.53% 14.69%
2009 -16.42% 18.85% 16.35% 3.55% 19.68%
2008 -9.66% -6.09% -6.58% -20.54% -37.02%
2007 0.38% 5.22% 1.73% -3.45% 3.73%

NAV HISTORICAL PRICES

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioningas of 06/30/2019

  • Mondelez International Inc., a snack food and beverage product manufacturer, is one of the portfolio's largest overweight positions relative to its benchmark, the Russell 1000® Value Index, as of June 30, 2019. We believe that continued margin expansion and balanced financial performance set a backdrop for potential over delivery on the topline.
  • Broadcom Ltd., a digital semiconductor connectivity solutions provider, is another of the portfolio's overweight positions relative to its benchmark. Despite the immediate trade related headwinds, we believe the longer term benefit from the CA Technologies acquisition presents the potential for long term capital appreciation.
  • The portfolio also is overweight in Chevron Corp., an energy company, relative to the benchmark. We have high conviction in Chevron because of its focus on responsible capital spending, shareholder-friendly payout policies, and financial discipline.

PORTFOLIO DETAILS as of 08/30/2019

Total Net Assets
$6.11 B
Number of Holdings
109
Weighted Average Market Cap.
119.9 B
P/B Ratio
2.2x
P/E Ratio
16.2x

Contributors & Detractors as of  06/28/2019

Contributors

Holding Contribution
CME Group, Inc. 0.2%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 0.2%
Allergan plc 0.2%
Citigroup, Inc. 0.2%
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 0.2%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
Foot Locker, Inc. -0.3%
Intel Corp. -0.2%
Kohl's Corp. -0.2%
Walgreen Co. -0.1%
ConocoPhillips Co. -0.1%

Attribution Analysis 

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

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 09/20/2019
$0.180
Dividend Frequency
Quarterly
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
06/27/2019 06/28/2019 06/28/2019 $0.08750 $14.96
03/28/2019 03/29/2019 03/29/2019 $0.09300 $14.49

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
09/26/2019 09/27/2019 09/27/2019
12/26/2019 12/27/2019 12/27/2019

Capital Gains Distributions

For
Record Date Reinvest & Payable Date Long-term Short-term * Total Reinvest Price
11/19/2018 11/20/2018 $0.8245 $0.3982 $1.2227 $14.20

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
11/20/2019 11/21/2019

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

EXPENSE RATIOas of 08/31/2019

0.56%

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Class F - The inception date for Class F shares is September 28, 2007. The performance quotations for Class F are based on the following methods of calculation: (a) for periods prior to September 28, 2007, a restated figure is used based on the Fund's Class I performance, which does not have a 12b-1 fee, adjusted to reflect the Rule 12b-1 rate differential between Class I and Class F; and (b) for periods after September 28, 2007, actual Class F performance is used reflecting all charges and fees applicable to Class F shares.

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