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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 01/31/2020

Total Net Assets
$7.77 M
Inception Date
01/19/2017
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Fund Gross Expense Ratio
4.95%
Fund Net Expense Ratio
1.65%
Number of Holdings
80
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,500+

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.95%

Net 1.65%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 01/18/2017
w/o sales charge -1.49% 14.26% 9.37% - - 9.40%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth Fds 0.17% 19.23% 13.09% - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net -1.10% 16.04% 11.03% - - 11.07%
w/ sales charge -2.48% 14.26% 9.37% - - 9.40%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.95%

Net 1.65%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.95%

Net 1.65%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 01/18/2017
w/o sales charge 25.36% 25.36% - - - 10.24%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth Fds 29.26% 29.26% - - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net 26.60% 26.60% - - - 11.82%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.95%

Net 1.65%

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Countryas of 01/31/2020View Portfolio

Country Assets
United States 55.7%
United Kingdom 5.9%
Japan 4.7%
Bermuda 4.2%
Germany 4.0%
France 3.5%
Cayman Islands 2.5%
China 2.1%
Republic of Korea 2.0%
Netherlands 1.4%
Spain 1.4%
New Zealand 1.2%
Taiwan 1.2%
India 1.2%
Canada 1.1%
Denmark 1.0%
Brazil 1.0%
Austria 1.0%
Sweden 0.9%
Singapore 0.9%
Russian Federation 0.7%
Belgium 0.7%
Mexico 0.3%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Americas arrowDown3.8%
Europe ex-U.K. arrowDown4.5%
Asia/Pacific arrowUp5.3%
United Kingdom arrowUp0.8%
Japan arrowUp1.7%
EMEA arrowUp0.7%
Cash arrowDown0.2%

INVESTMENT TEAM

Servesh Tiwari
Servesh Tiwari, CFA

Portfolio Manager

13 Years of Industry Experience

Ryan C. Howard
Ryan C. Howard, CFA

Portfolio Manager

16 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 36 Investment Professionals with 19 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.95%

Net 1.65%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 01/18/2017
w/o sales charge -1.49% 14.26% 9.37% - - 9.40%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth Fds 0.17% 19.23% 13.09% - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net -1.10% 16.04% 11.03% - - 11.07%
w/ sales charge -2.48% 14.26% 9.37% - - 9.40%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.95%

Net 1.65%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.95%

Net 1.65%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 01/18/2017
w/o sales charge 25.36% 25.36% - - - 10.24%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth Fds 29.26% 29.26% - - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net 26.60% 26.60% - - - 11.82%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.95%

Net 1.65%

Year Fund Returns MSCI All Country World Index - Net
2019 25.36% 26.60%
2018 -10.16% -9.42%
2017 18.40% 23.97%
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2020 - - - - -3.65%
2019 12.73% 2.20% -0.27% 9.09% 25.36%
2018 1.25% -0.44% 4.24% -14.50% -10.16%
2017 - 4.47% 4.83% 4.96% 18.40%

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Countryas of 01/31/2020

Country Assets
United States 55.7%
United Kingdom 5.9%
Japan 4.7%
Bermuda 4.2%
Germany 4.0%
France 3.5%
Cayman Islands 2.5%
China 2.1%
Republic of Korea 2.0%
Netherlands 1.4%
Spain 1.4%
New Zealand 1.2%
Taiwan 1.2%
India 1.2%
Canada 1.1%
Denmark 1.0%
Brazil 1.0%
Austria 1.0%
Sweden 0.9%
Singapore 0.9%
Russian Federation 0.7%
Belgium 0.7%
Mexico 0.3%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Americas arrowDown3.8%
Europe ex-U.K. arrowDown4.5%
Asia/Pacific arrowUp5.3%
United Kingdom arrowUp0.8%
Japan arrowUp1.7%
EMEA arrowUp0.7%
Cash arrowDown0.2%

Portfolio Positioning as of 12/31/2019

  • Total SA (1.3%), a French fuel, natural gas and low-carbon electricity producer, is the portfolio’s largest overweight stock position relative to its benchmark. We believe the company has one of the best long-term free cash flow yields among its peers, most consistent execution track record and best near-term growth profile.
  • The Fund is overweight, relative to the benchmark, in Banco do Brasil S.A. (1.1%), a Brazilian banking and financial services company. We believe the company will accrete capital given its high free cash flow generation and close its capital gap versus peers, and thus unlock the valuation discount placed on the bank.
  • AXA SA (1.1%), a global insurance and asset management services company, is another of the Fund’s overweight positions relative to its benchmark. We believe the company stands to benefit from on-going de-levering and price improvements in specialty lines. Additionally, the company changed its business mix from rate sensitive life insurance to a more cash flow generative and less rate sensitive non-life insurance mix.
  • Key identifiable risks include renewed escalation in the U.S.-China trade dispute, a hard Brexit outcome, disruption in global supply chains as companies prepare for de-globalization, and signs of renewed inflation leading to the possibility of U.S. Federal Reserve policy reversal.

Portfolio Details as of 01/31/2020

Total Net Assets
$7.77 M

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

EXPENSE RATIOas of 01/31/2020

Fund Gross Expense Ratio Fund Net Expense Ratio
4.95% 1.65%

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