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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 02/28/2020

Total Net Assets
$7.18 M
Inception Date
01/19/2017
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Number of Holdings
80
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,500+

Expense Ratioas of 02/29/2020

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 -21.78% -12.53% 1.11% - - 2.01%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth Fds - - - - - -
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%

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 - - - - - -
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 02/28/2020View Portfolio

Country Assets
United States 53.7%
United Kingdom 5.7%
France 4.3%
Japan 4.3%
Germany 3.8%
Cayman Islands 3.0%
Bermuda 2.6%
Canada 2.6%
China 2.3%
Republic of Korea 2.1%
Denmark 1.9%
Spain 1.4%
Taiwan 1.3%
Mexico 1.3%
New Zealand 1.3%
India 1.2%
Netherlands 1.2%
Brazil 0.9%
Singapore 0.9%
Sweden 0.9%
Austria 0.8%
Russian Federation 0.7%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Americas arrowDown4.5%
Europe ex-U.K. arrowDown4.1%
Asia/Pacific arrowUp5.6%
United Kingdom arrowUp0.6%
Japan arrowUp1.2%
EMEA arrowUp0.7%
Cash arrowUp0.5%

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 4.20%

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 - - - - - -
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%

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 - - - - - -
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% - - - -23.93%
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 02/28/2020

Country Assets
United States 53.7%
United Kingdom 5.7%
France 4.3%
Japan 4.3%
Germany 3.8%
Cayman Islands 3.0%
Bermuda 2.6%
Canada 2.6%
China 2.3%
Republic of Korea 2.1%
Denmark 1.9%
Spain 1.4%
Taiwan 1.3%
Mexico 1.3%
New Zealand 1.3%
India 1.2%
Netherlands 1.2%
Brazil 0.9%
Singapore 0.9%
Sweden 0.9%
Austria 0.8%
Russian Federation 0.7%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Americas arrowDown4.5%
Europe ex-U.K. arrowDown4.1%
Asia/Pacific arrowUp5.6%
United Kingdom arrowUp0.6%
Japan arrowUp1.2%
EMEA arrowUp0.7%
Cash arrowUp0.5%

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 02/28/2020

Total Net Assets
$7.18 M

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

Sales Charge Schedule as of 04/02/2020

  Sales Charge Dealer's Concession Prices at Breakpoint
Less than $50,000 5.75% 5.00% $9.78
$50,000 to $99,999 4.75% 4.00% $9.68
$100,000 to $249,999 3.95% 3.25% $9.60
$250,000 to $499,999 2.75% 2.25% $9.48
$500,000 to $999,999 1.95% 1.75% $9.40
$1,000,000 to $5,000,000 0.00% 1.00% $9.22

EXPENSE RATIOas of 02/29/2020

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