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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 10/31/2019

Total Net Assets
$8.57 M
Inception Date
04/05/2017
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Fund Gross Expense Ratio
4.80%
Fund Net Expense Ratio
0.63%
Number of Holdings
162

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.80%

Net 0.63%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 01/18/2017
w/o sales charge 18.93% 11.22% - - - 9.62%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth Fds 20.94% 14.13% - - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net 19.38% 12.59% - - - -

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.80%

Net 0.63%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.80%

Net 0.63%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 01/18/2017
w/o sales charge 15.74% -0.81% - - - 8.84%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth Fds 18.28% 1.26% - - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net 16.20% 1.38% - - - -

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.80%

Net 0.63%

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Countryas of 10/31/2019View Portfolio

Country Assets
United States 60.4%
France 7.7%
United Kingdom 5.0%
Japan 3.2%
Germany 2.9%
Netherlands 2.6%
Bermuda 2.6%
Canada 1.9%
Brazil 1.7%
Cayman Islands 1.7%
Ireland 1.3%
Switzerland 1.3%
Taiwan 1.0%
Republic of Korea 0.7%
Sweden 0.7%
Hong Kong 0.6%
Luxembourg 0.6%
Denmark 0.5%
Belgium 0.4%
New Zealand 0.3%
Austria 0.3%
Mexico 0.3%
Spain 0.3%
Italy 0.2%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Americas arrowUp0.5%
Europe ex-U.K. arrowDown0.4%
United Kingdom arrowUp0.4%
Japan arrowDown0.1%
Asia/Pacific arrowDown0.3%
Cash arrowDown0.1%

INVESTMENT TEAM

David J. Linsen
David J. Linsen, CFA

Partner & Director of U.S. Equities

23 Years of Industry Experience

Sue Kim
Sue Kim

Director of Global & Emerging Market Equities

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 4.80%

Net 0.63%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 01/18/2017
w/o sales charge 18.93% 11.22% - - - 9.62%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth Fds 20.94% 14.13% - - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net 19.38% 12.59% - - - -

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.80%

Net 0.63%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.80%

Net 0.63%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 01/18/2017
w/o sales charge 15.74% -0.81% - - - 8.84%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth Fds 18.28% 1.26% - - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net 16.20% 1.38% - - - -

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 4.80%

Net 0.63%

Year Fund Returns MSCI All Country World Index - Net
2018 -9.21% -9.42%
2017 19.60% 23.97%
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 12.96% 2.55% -0.09% - 22.02%
2018 1.51% -0.17% 4.55% -14.30% -9.21%
2017 - 4.75% 5.09% 5.29% 19.60%

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Countryas of 10/31/2019

Country Assets
United States 60.4%
France 7.7%
United Kingdom 5.0%
Japan 3.2%
Germany 2.9%
Netherlands 2.6%
Bermuda 2.6%
Canada 1.9%
Brazil 1.7%
Cayman Islands 1.7%
Ireland 1.3%
Switzerland 1.3%
Taiwan 1.0%
Republic of Korea 0.7%
Sweden 0.7%
Hong Kong 0.6%
Luxembourg 0.6%
Denmark 0.5%
Belgium 0.4%
New Zealand 0.3%
Austria 0.3%
Mexico 0.3%
Spain 0.3%
Italy 0.2%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Americas arrowUp0.5%
Europe ex-U.K. arrowDown0.4%
United Kingdom arrowUp0.4%
Japan arrowDown0.1%
Asia/Pacific arrowDown0.3%
Cash arrowDown0.1%

Portfolio Positioning as of 09/30/2019

  • AXA SA (1.4%), a global insurance and asset management services company, is the portfolio’s largest overweight stock position relative to its benchmark. We believe the company stands to benefit from on-going de-levering and price improvements in specialty lines. The stock is also attractively priced relative to its peers.
  • The Fund is overweight, relative to the benchmark, in Total SA (1.4%), a French fuel, natural gas and low-carbon electricity producer. We believe the company has one of the best long-term free cash flow yields among its peers as well as the most consistent execution track record and best near-term growth profile.
  • Axis Capital Holding (1.1%), a provider of various insurance and reinsurance products, is another of the Fund’s overweight positions relative to its benchmark. We believe the company stands to benefit from a continued firming commercial/specialty market with accelerating rate increases and better reinsurance pricing and terms that could be sustainable through next year and beyond.
  • 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 10/31/2019

Total Net Assets
$8.57 M

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

EXPENSE RATIOas of 10/31/2019

Fund Gross Expense Ratio Fund Net Expense Ratio
4.80% 0.63%

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