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Focused Small Cap Value Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the Focused Small Cap Value Fund?

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

Fund Basicsas of 10/31/2019

Total Net Assets
$121.21 M
Inception Date
07/09/1999
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Fund Gross Expense Ratio
1.05%
Fund Net Expense Ratio
1.03%
Number of Holdings
64
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,000,000+

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.05%

Net 1.03%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 07/09/1999
w/o sales charge 11.02% 1.77% 7.93% 7.28% 11.54% 12.50%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Value Funds 14.01% 0.87% 6.99% 4.50% 10.27% -
Russell 2000® Value Index 15.55% 3.22% 8.60% 6.24% 11.08% 8.60%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.05%

Net 1.03%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.05%

Net 1.03%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 07/09/1999
w/o sales charge 9.69% -10.34% 6.36% 8.27% 10.52% 12.49%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Value Funds 12.22% -9.95% 5.20% 5.11% 9.39% -
Russell 2000® Value Index 12.82% -8.24% 6.54% 7.17% 10.06% 8.51%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.05%

Net 1.03%

INVESTMENT TEAM

Eli Rabinowich
Eli Rabinowich

Portfolio Manager

15 Years of Industry Experience

John C. Hardy
John C. Hardy

Portfolio Manager

16 Years of Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.05%

Net 1.03%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 07/09/1999
w/o sales charge 11.02% 1.77% 7.93% 7.28% 11.54% 12.50%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Value Funds 14.01% 0.87% 6.99% 4.50% 10.27% -
Russell 2000® Value Index 15.55% 3.22% 8.60% 6.24% 11.08% 8.60%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.05%

Net 1.03%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.05%

Net 1.03%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 07/09/1999
w/o sales charge 9.69% -10.34% 6.36% 8.27% 10.52% 12.49%
Lipper Category Avg. Small-Cap Value Funds 12.22% -9.95% 5.20% 5.11% 9.39% -
Russell 2000® Value Index 12.82% -8.24% 6.54% 7.17% 10.06% 8.51%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.05%

Net 1.03%

Year Fund Returns Russell 2000® Value Index
2018 -9.31% -12.86%
2017 7.51% 7.84%
2016 30.68% 31.74%
2015 2.06% -7.47%
2014 -0.22% 4.22%
2013 38.17% 34.52%
2012 18.71% 18.05%
2011 -9.69% -5.50%
2010 27.88% 24.50%
2009 33.66% 20.58%
2008 -39.48% -
2007 8.76% -
2006 21.05% -
2005 17.49% -
2004 25.32% -
2003 46.64% -
2002 -3.39% -
2001 27.89% -
2000 35.98% -
1999 3.88% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 11.56% 1.71% -3.32% - 16.03%
2018 0.42% 8.56% 1.78% -18.26% -9.31%
2017 -0.76% 1.67% 4.32% 2.13% 7.51%
2016 1.03% 7.58% 6.87% 12.50% 30.68%
2015 3.82% -0.77% -4.27% 3.49% 2.06%
2014 0.75% 2.73% -7.57% 4.29% -0.22%
2013 10.56% 3.34% 7.40% 12.59% 38.17%
2012 13.41% -5.38% 6.42% 3.95% 18.71%
2011 5.36% -2.40% -24.87% 16.89% -9.69%
2010 9.02% -6.15% 7.17% 16.63% 27.88%
2009 -10.44% 29.09% 14.61% 0.88% 33.66%
2008 -7.80% -5.84% -1.17% -29.47% -39.48%
2007 6.39% 8.23% -2.23% -3.39% 8.76%
2006 12.21% 1.88% -0.60% 6.53% 21.05%
2005 2.07% 0.58% 11.85% 2.32% 17.49%
2004 8.41% 3.62% -1.64% 13.42% 25.32%
2003 -7.96% 26.29% 9.55% 15.15% 46.64%
2002 14.26% 1.09% -17.93% 1.92% -3.39%
2001 3.60% 21.40% -13.51% 17.57% 27.89%
2000 6.00% 16.14% 8.48% 1.82% 35.98%
1999 - - - 11.58% 3.88%

NAV HISTORICAL PRICES

Date Net Asset Value

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

EXPENSE RATIOas of 10/31/2019

Fund Gross Expense Ratio Fund Net Expense Ratio
1.05% 1.03%

Portfolio Positioningas of 09/30/2019

  • The portfolio employs a fundamental, bottom-up individual stock selection strategy that focuses largely on companies with compelling valuation over a long term horizon.
  • We initiated a position in shares of Spectrum Brands, Inc., a global consumer products company. The company recently finished pruning its portfolio of products into a cohesive set of offerings. We believe the share price is inexpensive and the company’s value will soon begin to be recognized.
  • We purchased shares of Comfort Systems USA, Inc., a high quality engineering and construction firm with a focus on HVAC and plumbing systems for the non-residential construction market. We believe the company has produced very strong results through multiple business cycles and given its largely labor-based model, free cash flow generation has been extremely robust and consistent.
  • We sold the portfolio’s position in Milacron Holdings Corp., a plastic manufacturer, after it was announced that the company was being acquired by Hillenbrand, Inc. We sold the portfolio’s position in Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc., a roofing materials distributor, consistent with our sell discipline given more attractive opportunities.

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Class I - SEC Returns reflect performance for Class I shares at Net Asset Value.

Except as noted below, returns with sales charges reflect a maximum sales charge of 2.50%. There are also ongoing 12b-1 service and distribution fees.

Class A Shares purchased subject to a front-end sales charge have no contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). However, certain purchases of Class A shares made without a front-end sales charge may be subject to a CDSC of 1.50% if the shares are repurchased before the first day of the month in which the one year anniversary of the purchase falls. The CDSC is not reflected in the performance with maximum sales charge.

Except as noted below, returns with sales charges reflect a maximum sales charge of 2.50%. There are also ongoing 12b-1 service and distribution fees.

Class A Shares purchased subject to a front-end sales charge have no contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). However, certain purchases of Class A shares made without a front-end sales charge may be subject to a CDSC of 1.50% if the shares are repurchased before the first day of the month in which the one year anniversary of the purchase falls. The CDSC is not reflected in the performance with maximum sales charge.

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