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Focused Growth Fund

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What is the Focused Growth Fund?

The Fund seeks to deliver long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in stocks of U.S. companies.

Fund Basicsas of 08/31/2023

Total Net Assets
$35.29 M
Inception Date
Dividend Frequency
Monthly (Daily Accrual)
Fund Gross Expense Ratio
Fund Net Expense Ratio
Number of Holdings
Minimum Initial Investment

TEN LARGEST HOLDINGS as of 08/31/2023View Portfolio

Holding Assets
NVIDIA Corp 11.4%
Apple Inc 7.7%
Microsoft Corp 6.8%
Amazon.com Inc 5.4%
Shopify Inc 4.8%
Alphabet Inc 4.6%
Eli Lilly & Co 4.4%
Netflix Inc 3.8%
Meta Platforms Inc 3.4%
Arista Networks Inc 3.3%


F. Thomas O'Halloran
F. Thomas O'Halloran, CFA, J.D.

Partner & Portfolio Manager

36 Years of Industry Experience

Vernon Bice
Vernon Bice, CMT

Portfolio Manager

22 Years of Industry Experience

Matthew R. DeCicco
Matthew R. DeCicco, CFA

Partner & Director of Equities

23 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 44 Investment Professionals with 17 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.29%

Net 0.80%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 01/31/2019
w/o sales charge 26.70% 9.73% 0.46% - - 15.00%
Lipper Category Avg. Large-Cap Growth Funds 30.15% 20.34% 4.81% - - -
Russell 1000® Growth Index 32.17% 21.94% 8.25% - - 17.23%
w/ sales charge 26.70% 9.73% 0.46% - - 15.00%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.29%

Net 0.80%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.29%

Net 0.80%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 01/31/2019
w/o sales charge 23.74% 14.98% 6.61% - - 15.01%
Lipper Category Avg. Large-Cap Growth Funds 27.69% 25.09% 9.74% - - -
Russell 1000® Growth Index 29.02% 27.11% 13.73% - - 17.30%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.29%

Net 0.80%

Year Fund Returns Russell 1000® Growth Index
2022 -38.87% -29.14%
2021 13.20% 27.60%
2020 86.54% 38.49%
2019 16.00% 36.39%
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2023 11.46% 11.02% - - 16.89%
2022 -12.97% -24.41% -1.88% -5.30% -38.87%
2021 -2.30% 9.72% 0.00% 5.60% 13.20%
2020 -7.18% 42.04% 21.32% 16.63% 86.54%
2019 - 4.49% -8.23% 13.13% 16.00%


Date Net Asset Value



Portfolio Positioningas of 03/31/2023

  • The Fund is designed and managed to provide investors with access to the most innovative, high-growth companies in their respective industries. Our investment research process is iterative and continuous and includes three primary components: 1) identifying innovators and superior businesses, 2) assessing and quantifying operating momentum, and 3) assessing and quantifying stock price momentum

  • Our positive view of the market was tested in March amid turmoil within the regional banking industry. In particular, the failure of Silicon Valley Bank was challenging given its outsized role financing innovation companies. While we work to better understand the medium-term implications, we believe there will likely be a bifurcation between companies that receive funding, and those that do not. Speculative business models with less tangible proof-of-concept products will likely come under pressure, while higher-quality, innovative companies with unique value propositions and strong management teams will continue to receive funding and potentially extend their market shares. This may, in turn, lead to a shortage in initial public offerings in the coming years, which could further solidify the competitive moats of these higher-quality businesses.

  • On the monetary front, we expect the Fed to pause its rate hiking cycle soon, although this remains contingent on inflation and labor reports moderating as the Fed clearly remains “data dependent.” We believe a Fed pause, not necessarily a cut, is enough of a positive catalyst for the markets as it removes the key headwind to growth stocks over the past year. Overall, we believe a neutral central bank and moderating inflation creates a strong backdrop for equities - particularly for quality market leaders within the growth sectors that our strategies specialize in. Lastly, from a technical standpoint, indices have largely tested and held key levels so we continue to lean positive, understanding the macro backdrop remains, at minimum, uncertain. We are especially encouraged by the Nasdaq Composite’s technical profile, as the most recent “flight to quality” trade resulted in mega-cap tech outperforming the broader market.

  • With an uncertain macro backdrop likely to persist, we remain focused on companies that possess quality business models (i.e., high moats, high margins, and great balance sheets), as well as both positive operating and price momentum.  As such, over the quarter, we continued to add to our favorite growth names with idiosyncratic secular drivers that are less impacted by current macro headwinds – primarily within areas such as fintech, communication services, technology, and healthcare. We also reduced risk where prudent, cutting positions in companies that will require near-term funding, as well as positions in areas that are most vulnerable to the regional bank fallout and/or higher market volatility. Looking ahead, as interest rates and inflation potentially become secondary to fundamentals, we see increased opportunities for alpha generation. Many innovative companies faced dramatic valuation compression over the last two years and we believe many of these companies are now offering attractive risk/reward profiles. We also continue to expect communications services, consumer discretionary, small- and mid-cap health care, select industrials, and technology to lead the market higher.

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

EXPENSE RATIOas of 08/31/2023

Fund Gross Expense Ratio Fund Net Expense Ratio
1.29% 0.80%

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