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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 08/30/2019

Total Net Assets
$7.36 M
Inception Date
01/19/2017
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Number of Holdings
163
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,500+

Expense Ratioas of 08/31/2019

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 13.39% -2.28% - - - 8.03%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth Fds 18.12% 0.49% - - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net 13.80% -0.28% - - - 8.91%
w/ sales charge 6.89% -7.88% - - - 5.62%

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 15.65% 3.51% - - - 9.50%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth Fds 19.84% 5.71% - - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net 16.23% 5.74% - - - 10.50%
w/ sales charge 9.03% -2.47% - - - 6.88%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 5.07%

Net 0.90%

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Countryas of 08/30/2019View Portfolio

Country Assets
United States 59.5%
France 7.7%
United Kingdom 4.6%
Japan 3.3%
Netherlands 3.1%
Germany 2.8%
Bermuda 2.7%
Canada 2.0%
Cayman Islands 1.7%
Switzerland 1.6%
Brazil 1.3%
Ireland 1.3%
Sweden 0.9%
Taiwan 0.9%
Republic of Korea 0.6%
Hong Kong 0.6%
Luxembourg 0.6%
Mexico 0.6%
Finland 0.5%
New Zealand 0.3%
Belgium 0.3%
Austria 0.3%
Italy 0.2%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Americas arrowUp2.1%
Europe ex-U.K. arrowUp0.5%
United Kingdom arrowDown1.7%
Japan arrowUp0.3%
Asia/Pacific arrowDown0.6%
Cash arrowDown0.5%

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 13.39% -2.28% - - - 8.03%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth Fds 18.12% 0.49% - - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net 13.80% -0.28% - - - 8.91%
w/ sales charge 6.89% -7.88% - - - 5.62%

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 15.65% 3.51% - - - 9.50%
Lipper Category Avg. Global Multi-Cap Growth Fds 19.84% 5.71% - - - -
MSCI All Country World Index - Net 16.23% 5.74% - - - 10.50%
w/ sales charge 9.03% -2.47% - - - 6.88%

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% 2.46% - - 16.48%
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 08/30/2019

Country Assets
United States 59.5%
France 7.7%
United Kingdom 4.6%
Japan 3.3%
Netherlands 3.1%
Germany 2.8%
Bermuda 2.7%
Canada 2.0%
Cayman Islands 1.7%
Switzerland 1.6%
Brazil 1.3%
Ireland 1.3%
Sweden 0.9%
Taiwan 0.9%
Republic of Korea 0.6%
Hong Kong 0.6%
Luxembourg 0.6%
Mexico 0.6%
Finland 0.5%
New Zealand 0.3%
Belgium 0.3%
Austria 0.3%
Italy 0.2%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Americas arrowUp2.1%
Europe ex-U.K. arrowUp0.5%
United Kingdom arrowDown1.7%
Japan arrowUp0.3%
Asia/Pacific arrowDown0.6%
Cash arrowDown0.5%

Portfolio Positioning as of 06/30/2019

  • Over the course of the second quarter, we increased the portfolio’s underweight to the information technology sector, which represents the second largest sector in the portfolio. Financials, an underweight, represents the largest sector.
  • We decreased the portfolio’s allocation to the health care sector.  The portfolio is underweight the sector, specifically in Japan and Western European regions.
  • Geographically, we also reduced the portfolio’s allocation to Europe ex-UK, decreasing the overweight position in the region, relative to the benchmark. Furthermore, we narrowed the portfolio’s underweight position in North America 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 08/30/2019

Total Net Assets
$7.36 M

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

Sales Charge Schedule as of 09/20/2019

  Sales Charge Dealer's Concession Prices at Breakpoint
Less than $50,000 5.75% 5.00% $12.00
$50,000 to $99,999 4.75% 4.00% $11.87
$100,000 to $249,999 3.95% 3.25% $11.78
$250,000 to $499,999 2.75% 2.25% $11.63
$500,000 to $999,999 1.95% 1.75% $11.53
$1,000,000 to $5,000,000 0.00% 1.00% $11.31

EXPENSE RATIOas of 08/31/2019

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