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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 03/29/2019

Total Net Assets
$7.71 M
Inception Date
01/19/2017
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Number of Holdings
159
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,500+

Expense Ratioas of 03/31/2019

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 5.07%

Net 0.90%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 01/18/2017
w/o sales charge 12.87% 0.76% - - - 9.41%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth 14.74% 3.21% - - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net 12.17% 2.60% - - - 9.97%
w/ sales charge 6.41% -5.05% - - - 6.50%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 5.07%

Net 0.90%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 5.07%

Net 0.90%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 01/18/2017
w/o sales charge 12.87% 0.76% - - - 9.41%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth 14.74% 3.21% - - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net 12.17% 2.60% - - - 9.97%
w/ sales charge 6.41% -5.05% - - - 6.50%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 5.07%

Net 0.90%

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Countryas of 03/29/2019View Portfolio

Country Assets
United States 59.5%
United Kingdom 7.1%
France 6.2%
Germany 3.7%
Japan 3.1%
Netherlands 3.0%
Cayman Islands 1.8%
Ireland 1.7%
Belgium 1.6%
Canada 1.6%
Bermuda 1.4%
Switzerland 1.1%
Sweden 1.0%
Hong Kong 1.0%
Taiwan 0.7%
Luxembourg 0.6%
Finland 0.5%
Denmark 0.5%
Mexico 0.5%
Brazil 0.5%
Australia 0.3%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Americas arrowDown1.5%
Europe ex-U.K. arrowUp0.1%
United Kingdom arrowUp0.9%
Japan 0.0%
Asia/Pacific 0.0%
Cash arrowUp0.5%

INVESTMENT TEAM

David J. Linsen
David J. Linsen, CFA

Partner & Director of Equities

21 Years of Industry Experience

Jeff Arricale
Jeff Arricale, CPA

Deputy Director of Global Equity Research

18 Years of Industry Experience

Sue Kim
Sue Kim

Deputy Director of Global Equity Research

19 Years of Industry Experience

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

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 5.07%

Net 0.90%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 01/18/2017
w/o sales charge 12.87% 0.76% - - - 9.41%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth 14.74% 3.21% - - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net 12.17% 2.60% - - - 9.97%
w/ sales charge 6.41% -5.05% - - - 6.50%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 5.07%

Net 0.90%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 5.07%

Net 0.90%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 01/18/2017
w/o sales charge 12.87% 0.76% - - - 9.41%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth 14.74% 3.21% - - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net 12.17% 2.60% - - - 9.97%
w/ sales charge 6.41% -5.05% - - - 6.50%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 5.07%

Net 0.90%

Year Fund Returns MSCI All Country World Index - Net
2018 -9.47% -9.42%
2017 19.24% 23.97%
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 12.87% - - - 16.27%
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 03/29/2019

Country Assets
United States 59.5%
United Kingdom 7.1%
France 6.2%
Germany 3.7%
Japan 3.1%
Netherlands 3.0%
Cayman Islands 1.8%
Ireland 1.7%
Belgium 1.6%
Canada 1.6%
Bermuda 1.4%
Switzerland 1.1%
Sweden 1.0%
Hong Kong 1.0%
Taiwan 0.7%
Luxembourg 0.6%
Finland 0.5%
Denmark 0.5%
Mexico 0.5%
Brazil 0.5%
Australia 0.3%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Americas arrowDown1.5%
Europe ex-U.K. arrowUp0.1%
United Kingdom arrowUp0.9%
Japan 0.0%
Asia/Pacific 0.0%
Cash arrowUp0.5%

Portfolio Positioning as of 03/31/2019

  • Over the course of the first quarter, we increased the portfolio’s allocation to the information technology sector with the increase of its position in a U.S. - based provider of payment technology and software solutions. The portfolio remains underweight in the sector, relative to its benchmark, the MSCI All Country World Index.
  • We added to the portfolio’s allocation to the industrials sector with the purchases of shares in a France-based multinational rail transportation company and an American industrial tools and hardware company, decreasing the portfolio’s underweight in the sector, relative to the benchmark.
  • We decreased the portfolio’s allocation to the financials sector by selling its positions in a U.S. bank and a Swiss life insurance company. The portfolio shifted from an overweight to an underweight in the sector, relative to the benchmark.
  • Geographically, we increased the portfolio’s allocation to Emerging Markets, which represented approximately 7.9% of the portfolio, decreasing our underweight position to developing countries, relative to the benchmark. We also increased our allocation to Japan, decreasing our underweight position in the region, relative to the benchmark. We reduced the portfolio’s position in North America, moving from an overweight to an underweight position, relative to the benchmark. The portfolio remains overweight in Western Europe and the United Kingdom, and underweight in Emerging Markets, Asia Developed and Japan.

Portfolio Details as of 03/29/2019

Total Net Assets
$7.71 M

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

Sales Charge Schedule as of 04/23/2019

  Sales Charge Dealer's Concession Prices at Breakpoint
Less than $50,000 5.75% 5.00% $11.98
$50,000 to $99,999 4.75% 4.00% $11.85
$100,000 to $249,999 3.95% 3.25% $11.75
$250,000 to $499,999 2.75% 2.25% $11.61
$500,000 to $999,999 1.95% 1.75% $11.51
$1,000,000 to $5,000,000 0.00% 1.00% $11.29

EXPENSE RATIOas of 03/31/2019

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