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Global Equity Research Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the Global Equity Research Fund ?

The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital by investing in stocks of both U.S. and non-U.S. companies.

Fund Basicsas of 04/30/2020

Total Net Assets
$6.94 M
Inception Date
01/19/2017
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Number of Holdings
80
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,500+

Expense Ratioas of 04/30/2020

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.20%

Net 0.90%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 01/18/2017
w/o sales charge -13.28% -5.78% 3.88% - - 5.22%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth Fds -7.23% 0.65% 8.06% - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net -12.94% -4.96% 4.46% - - 6.00%
w/ sales charge -18.27% -11.21% 1.86% - - 3.34%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.20%

Net 0.90%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.20%

Net 0.90%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 01/18/2017
w/o sales charge -21.78% -12.53% 1.11% - - 2.01%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth Fds -17.47% -7.09% 4.75% - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net -21.36% -11.25% 1.50% - - 2.84%
w/ sales charge -26.28% -17.57% -0.87% - - 0.14%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.20%

Net 0.90%

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Countryas of 04/30/2020View Portfolio

Country Assets
United States 56.2%
United Kingdom 6.0%
Canada 4.6%
Japan 4.4%
Cayman Islands 3.7%
France 3.0%
Denmark 2.6%
Bermuda 2.4%
Republic of Korea 2.2%
Germany 2.2%
Taiwan 1.4%
Belgium 1.3%
China 1.3%
New Zealand 1.3%
Australia 1.0%
Brazil 1.0%
India 0.9%
Russian Federation 0.8%
Mexico 0.7%
Spain 0.7%
Austria 0.6%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Americas arrowUp0.9%
Europe ex-U.K. arrowDown2.5%
Asia/Pacific 0.0%
United Kingdom arrowUp0.1%
Japan arrowDown0.6%
EMEA arrowUp0.8%
Cash arrowUp1.2%

INVESTMENT TEAM

Servesh Tiwari
Servesh Tiwari, CFA

Portfolio Manager

14 Years of Industry Experience

Ryan C. Howard
Ryan C. Howard, CFA

Portfolio Manager

17 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 35 Investment Professionals with 19 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.20%

Net 0.90%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 01/18/2017
w/o sales charge -13.28% -5.78% 3.88% - - 5.22%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth Fds -7.23% 0.65% 8.06% - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net -12.94% -4.96% 4.46% - - 6.00%
w/ sales charge -18.27% -11.21% 1.86% - - 3.34%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.20%

Net 0.90%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.20%

Net 0.90%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 01/18/2017
w/o sales charge -21.78% -12.53% 1.11% - - 2.01%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth Fds -17.47% -7.09% 4.75% - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net -21.36% -11.25% 1.50% - - 2.84%
w/ sales charge -26.28% -17.57% -0.87% - - 0.14%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.20%

Net 0.90%

Year Fund Returns MSCI All Country World Index - Net
2019 26.22% 26.60%
2018 -9.47% -9.42%
2017 19.24% 23.97%
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2020 -21.78% - - - -8.83%
2019 12.87% 2.46% -0.09% 9.23% 26.22%
2018 1.42% -0.26% 4.47% -14.33% -9.47%
2017 - 4.66% 5.10% 5.15% 19.24%

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Countryas of 04/30/2020

Country Assets
United States 56.2%
United Kingdom 6.0%
Canada 4.6%
Japan 4.4%
Cayman Islands 3.7%
France 3.0%
Denmark 2.6%
Bermuda 2.4%
Republic of Korea 2.2%
Germany 2.2%
Taiwan 1.4%
Belgium 1.3%
China 1.3%
New Zealand 1.3%
Australia 1.0%
Brazil 1.0%
India 0.9%
Russian Federation 0.8%
Mexico 0.7%
Spain 0.7%
Austria 0.6%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Americas arrowUp0.9%
Europe ex-U.K. arrowDown2.5%
Asia/Pacific 0.0%
United Kingdom arrowUp0.1%
Japan arrowDown0.6%
EMEA arrowUp0.8%
Cash arrowUp1.2%

Portfolio Positioning as of 03/31/2020

  • Walmart, Inc. (2.3%), an American retail and wholesale business company, is the portfolio’s largest overweight stock position relative to its benchmark. We believe the company has made numerous positive changes in recent years which will be beneficial in the long-run, such as upgrading the management team and building a more agile, innovative and nimble corporate culture.
  • The Fund is overweight, relative to the benchmark, in National Grid, PLC (1.8%), a United Kingdom-based utility company with operations in the U.K. and the U.S. We believe the company offers an attractive growth profile driven by regulated investment spending in the company’s networks. Key drivers include safety and reliability spend near term, and the transition to renewable generation and electrification of transport longer term.
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (2.2%), a South Korean electronics and computer peripherals manufacturing company, is another of the Fund’s overweight positions relative to its benchmark. We believe the company should enjoy a period of undersupply and a revival in demand from mobile devices, datacenters, and autos. We also believe that management will continue to embrace a more shareholder friendly capital return policy.
  • Key near term risks revolve around how long and deep (vs. short and deep) the global recession turns out to be.

Portfolio Details as of 04/30/2020

Total Net Assets
$6.94 M

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

Sales Charge Schedule as of 05/29/2020

  Sales Charge Dealer's Concession Prices at Breakpoint
Less than $50,000 5.75% 5.00% $11.72
$50,000 to $99,999 4.75% 4.00% $11.60
$100,000 to $249,999 3.95% 3.25% $11.50
$250,000 to $499,999 2.75% 2.25% $11.36
$500,000 to $999,999 1.95% 1.75% $11.27
$1,000,000 to $5,000,000 0.00% 1.00% $11.05

EXPENSE RATIOas of 04/30/2020

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