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Growth Leaders Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the Growth Leaders Fund?

The Fund seeks to deliver long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in stocks of U.S. companies.

Fund Basicsas of 08/31/2020

Total Net Assets
$7.00 B
Inception Date
06/30/2011
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Fund Gross Expense Ratio
0.78%
Fund Net Expense Ratio
0.68%
Number of Holdings
77

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.78%

Net 0.68%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 06/30/2011
w/o sales charge 51.26% 55.89% 30.22% 23.05% - 18.42%
Lipper Category Avg. Multi-Cap Growth Funds 27.21% 36.26% 20.31% 16.60% - -
Russell 1000® Growth Index 30.47% 44.34% 24.18% 20.66% - 17.28%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.78%

Net 0.68%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.78%

Net 0.68%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 06/30/2011
w/o sales charge 26.56% 33.04% 24.85% 17.78% - 16.47%
Lipper Category Avg. Multi-Cap Growth Funds 9.90% 17.46% 16.00% 12.26% - -
Russell 1000® Growth Index 9.81% 23.28% 18.99% 15.89% - 15.41%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.78%

Net 0.68%

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TEN LARGEST HOLDINGS as of 08/31/2020View Portfolio

Holding Assets
Apple, Inc. 7.2%
Amazon.com, Inc. 6.6%
Microsoft Corp. 5.4%
Tesla Motors, Inc. 3.5%
Alphabet, Inc. 3.0%
NVIDIA Corp. 3.0%
Facebook, Inc. 2.4%
Square, Inc. 2.3%
Zoom Video Communications Inc 2.1%
Mastercard, Inc. 2.0%

INVESTMENT TEAM

F. Thomas O'Halloran
F. Thomas O'Halloran, CFA, J.D.

Partner & Portfolio Manager

33 Years of Industry Experience

Vernon Bice
Vernon Bice, CMT

Portfolio Manager

19 Years of Industry Experience

Matthew R. DeCicco
Matthew R. DeCicco, CFA

Managing Director, Director of Equities and Portfolio Manager

21 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 40 Investment Professionals with 18 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.78%

Net 0.68%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 06/30/2011
w/o sales charge 51.26% 55.89% 30.22% 23.05% - 18.42%
Lipper Category Avg. Multi-Cap Growth Funds 27.21% 36.26% 20.31% 16.60% - -
Russell 1000® Growth Index 30.47% 44.34% 24.18% 20.66% - 17.28%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.78%

Net 0.68%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.78%

Net 0.68%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 06/30/2011
w/o sales charge 26.56% 33.04% 24.85% 17.78% - 16.47%
Lipper Category Avg. Multi-Cap Growth Funds 9.90% 17.46% 16.00% 12.26% - -
Russell 1000® Growth Index 9.81% 23.28% 18.99% 15.89% - 15.41%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.78%

Net 0.68%

Year Fund Returns Russell 1000® Growth Index
2019 35.09% 36.39%
2018 -0.68% -1.51%
2017 31.52% 30.21%
2016 0.71% 7.08%
2015 6.83% 5.67%
2014 10.33% 13.05%
2013 47.03% 33.48%
2012 10.30% 15.26%
2011 -8.27% 2.64%
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2020 -9.74% 40.21% - - 41.69%
2019 20.83% 6.35% -5.90% 11.72% 35.09%
2018 4.65% 6.99% 11.07% -20.14% -0.68%
2017 8.03% 6.21% 6.57% 7.55% 31.52%
2016 -3.93% 0.74% 6.07% -1.89% 0.71%
2015 4.73% 1.20% -6.12% 7.36% 6.83%
2014 2.11% 3.63% 0.03% 4.24% 10.33%
2013 11.46% 7.26% 13.21% 8.64% 47.03%
2012 15.55% -5.84% 3.92% -2.45% 10.30%
2011 - - -14.97% 7.89% -8.27%

NAV HISTORICAL PRICES

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioning as of 06/30/2020

  • We believe the Fund’s long-term positioning in high innovation stocks and industries should be a tailwind for relative performance. We believe industries powering the technology revolution – from the cloud to artificial intelligence to biotechnology, medical devices, and ecommerce – are best positioned to weather both cyclical bear markets and corrections with catalysts,  and benefit from the innovative environment that will likely persist for years. We continue to assess market sentiment and momentum factors to balance risk and opportunity.
  • Moreover, unlike many other areas of the economy, we believe that these targeted areas of innovation should continue to exhibit fundamental strength and have the potential for greater relative performance through an economic slowdown, as they continue to displace older businesses and outdated technologies.
  • The Fund already had a large underweight to cyclical sectors over the past 2 ½ years, due to the trade war and slow growth overseas and in the U.S. These sectors, which include leisure, travel, tourism, and now energy, all appear to be embarking on much more severe cyclical declines.

PORTFOLIO DETAILS as of 08/31/2020

Total Net Assets
$7.00 B
Number of Holdings
77
Weighted Average Market Cap.
504.1 B
P/B Ratio
15.0x
P/E Ratio
60.2x

Contributors & Detractors as of  06/30/2020

Contributors

Holding Contribution
Amazon.com, Inc. 2.6%
Apple, Inc. 2.3%
Microsoft Corp. 2.1%
Redfin Corp 1.8%
Shopify, Inc. 1.7%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
eHealth, Inc. -0.2%
Iovance Biotherapeutics -0.2%
Uber Technologies Inc -0.1%
Burlington Stores, Inc. -0.1%
Everbridge, Inc. 0.0%

Attribution Analysis 

Growth Leaders Fund Benchmark Variance
Sector Avg. Weight Base Return Avg. Weight Base Return Stock Selection Group Weight Total

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 09/18/2020
$0
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
12/27/2012 12/28/2012 12/28/2012 $0.03120 $15.17
11/19/2012 11/20/2012 11/20/2012 $0.04720 $14.96

Upcoming Dividend Payment Dates

This section lists all anticipated income and Capital Gain distribution dates and any actual distributions are subject to adequacy of earnings and must be approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date
11/23/2020 11/24/2020 11/24/2020

Capital Gains Distributions

For
Record Date Reinvest & Payable Date Long-term Short-term * Total Reinvest Price
11/20/2019 11/21/2019 $1.9547 $0.3895 $2.3442 $27.86

Upcoming Capital Gain Distribution

This section lists all anticipated income and Capital Gain distribution dates and any actual distributions are subject to adequacy of earnings and must be approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date
11/23/2020 11/24/2020

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

EXPENSE RATIOas of 08/31/2020

Fund Gross Expense Ratio Fund Net Expense Ratio
0.78% 0.68%

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Class F - The inception date for Class F shares is September 28, 2007. The performance quotations for Class F are based on the following methods of calculation: (a) for periods prior to September 28, 2007, a restated figure is used based on the Fund's Class I performance, which does not have a 12b-1 fee, adjusted to reflect the Rule 12b-1 rate differential between Class I and Class F; and (b) for periods after September 28, 2007, actual Class F performance is used reflecting all charges and fees applicable to Class F shares.

Class F shares are available only to eligible fee-based advisory programs and certain registered investment advisers. For additional information, see the Fund’s current prospectus.

Class F - The inception date for Class F Shares is August 31, 2020. The performance quotations for Class F are based on the following methods of calculation: (a) for periods prior to August 31, 2020, a restated figure is used based on the Fund's Class I performance, adjusted to reflect the fees and expenses of Class F Shares ; and (b) for periods after August 31, 2020, actual Class F performance is used reflecting all charges and fees applicable to Class F shares.

Class F shares are available only to eligible fee-based advisory programs and certain registered investment advisers. For additional information, see the Fund’s current prospectus.

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