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Growth Opportunities Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the Growth Opportunities Fund?

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

Fund Basicsas of 05/31/2019

Total Net Assets
$814.92 M
Inception Date
04/05/2017
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Fund Expense Ratio
0.85%
Number of Holdings
100

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.85%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception
w/o sales charge 19.84% 11.31% 12.69% 9.71% 13.58% -
Lipper Category Avg. Mid-Cap Growth Funds 18.18% 5.01% 13.65% 9.70% 14.00% -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index 17.81% 6.87% 13.88% 10.28% 15.29% -

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.85%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.85%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception
w/o sales charge 19.98% 14.17% 14.08% 9.59% 15.51% -
Lipper Category Avg. Mid-Cap Growth Funds 19.08% 9.74% 15.01% 9.56% 15.83% -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index 19.62% 11.51% 15.06% 10.89% 17.60% -

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.85%

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TEN LARGEST HOLDINGS as of 05/31/2019View Portfolio

Holding Assets
ServiceNow, Inc. 2.9%
Global Payments, Inc. 2.2%
SBA Communications Corp. 2.0%
Dollar General Corp. 1.9%
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. 1.9%
TransDigm Group, Inc. 1.9%
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. 1.8%
Burlington Stores, Inc. 1.8%
Vantiv, Inc. 1.7%
Fortive Corp. 1.7%

INVESTMENT TEAM

Jeffrey Rabinowitz, CFA
Jeffrey Rabinowitz, CFA

Portfolio Manager

20 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 38 Investment Professionals with 18 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.85%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception
w/o sales charge 19.84% 11.31% 12.69% 9.71% 13.58% -
Lipper Category Avg. Mid-Cap Growth Funds 18.18% 5.01% 13.65% 9.70% 14.00% -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index 17.81% 6.87% 13.88% 10.28% 15.29% -

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.85%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.85%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception
w/o sales charge 19.98% 14.17% 14.08% 9.59% 15.51% -
Lipper Category Avg. Mid-Cap Growth Funds 19.08% 9.74% 15.01% 9.56% 15.83% -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index 19.62% 11.51% 15.06% 10.89% 17.60% -

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.85%

Year Fund Returns Russell Midcap® Growth Index
2018 -3.08% -4.75%
2017 23.32% 25.27%
2016 1.42% 7.33%
2015 3.15% -0.20%
2014 6.76% 11.90%
2013 37.82% 35.74%
2012 14.42% 15.81%
2011 -9.62% -1.65%
2010 23.83% 26.38%
2009 46.23% 46.29%
2008 -37.98% -
2007 21.67% -
2006 - -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 19.98% - - - 25.36%
2018 1.85% 2.58% 7.71% -13.87% -3.08%
2017 7.03% 5.28% 4.32% 4.90% 23.32%
2016 -2.04% 2.58% 2.75% -1.77% 1.42%
2015 7.73% 1.03% -7.72% 2.70% 3.15%
2014 1.32% 3.06% -2.74% 5.11% 6.76%
2013 11.43% 2.81% 11.13% 8.25% 37.82%
2012 17.02% -6.13% 4.31% -0.13% 14.42%
2011 7.85% 0.12% -24.88% 11.42% -9.62%
2010 6.72% -13.66% 15.46% 16.39% 23.83%
2009 -2.25% 17.74% 17.73% 7.92% 46.23%
2008 -12.62% 4.54% -12.20% -22.67% -37.98%
2007 4.11% 6.89% 6.93% 2.24% 21.67%
2006 - - - 6.53% -

NAV HISTORICAL PRICES

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioning as of 03/31/2019

  • We believe in focusing on mid-cap companies that provide a compelling combination of seasoned management teams, established business models, and strong growth prospects that are mispriced by the market. We maintain a long-term perspective and adhere to our investment process and philosophy.
  • The portfolio remains underweight the traditional media industry due to a lack of attractive investment opportunities and mounting secular pressures.
  • Within the retail industry, we have identified select retailers we believe have enduring franchises and compelling value propositions that have been less impacted by the growth of e-commerce, specifically Amazon.
  • The portfolio is moderately underweight the consumer staples sector, particularly the food & beverages industry, as consumer demand preferences have changed and e-commerce has influenced consumer purchasing behavior. Despite these headwinds, we have uncovered select opportunities within the industry.
  • We have a reasonably balanced view of the U.S. equity market and its economic outlook. As such, we believe valuations are more attractive, yet remain cautious as there are some weak areas within the global economy. We continue to focus on companies with strong franchises, favorable long-term growth prospects, and reasonable valuations.

PORTFOLIO DETAILS as of 05/31/2019

Total Net Assets
$814.92 M
Number of Holdings
100
Weighted Average Market Cap.
19.7 B
P/B Ratio
5.6x
Portfolio Turnover Ratio as of 11/30/2018
55.2%
P/E Ratio
28.5x

Contributors & Detractors as of  03/29/2019

Contributors

Holding Contribution
ServiceNow, Inc. 1.0%
Ultimate Software Group, Inc. 0.7%
Global Payments, Inc. 0.7%
Vantiv, Inc. 0.6%
TransDigm Group, Inc. 0.6%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
Healthcare Services Group -0.2%
Centene Corp. -0.1%
ABIOMED, Inc. -0.1%
GrubHub, Inc. -0.1%
Burlington Stores, Inc. 0.0%

Attribution Analysis 

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

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

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
12/17/2019 12/18/2019 12/18/2019

Capital Gains Distributions

For
Record Date Reinvest & Payable Date Long-term Short-term * Total Reinvest Price
12/17/2018 12/18/2018 $0.9032 $0.2351 $1.1383 $21.43

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
12/17/2019 12/18/2019

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

EXPENSE RATIOas of 05/31/2019

0.85%

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Class F3 - The inception date for Class F3 shares is April 4, 2017. The performance quotations for Class F3 are based on the following methods of calculation: (a) for periods prior to June 30, 2015,  a figure is used based on the historical performance of the Fund’s Class I Shares, since inception, restated to reflect all charges and fees applicable to Class F3 shares; (b) for periods prior to April 4, 2017 but after June 30, 2015, performance is based on the historical performance of the Fund’s Class R6 shares, which have an equivalent expense ratio to the Fund’s F3 shares; and (c) for periods after April 4, 2017, actual Class F3 performance is used, which reflects all charges and fees applicable to Class F3 shares.

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