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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 04/30/2020

Total Net Assets
$589.01 M
Inception Date
12/09/1998
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Fund Gross Expense Ratio
0.91%
Fund Net Expense Ratio
0.81%
Number of Holdings
92
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,000,000+

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.91%

Net 0.81%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/09/1998
w/o sales charge 3.06% 17.99% 14.62% 10.06% 12.50% 9.23%
Lipper Category Avg. Multi-Cap Growth Funds - - - - - -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index - - - - - -

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.91%

Net 0.81%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.91%

Net 0.81%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/09/1998
w/o sales charge -19.33% -7.79% 7.24% 5.02% 9.20% 8.05%
Lipper Category Avg. Multi-Cap Growth Funds -15.55% -5.20% 8.03% 6.62% 10.61% -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index -20.04% -9.45% 6.53% 5.61% 10.89% 7.48%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.91%

Net 0.81%

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TEN LARGEST HOLDINGS as of 04/30/2020View Portfolio

Holding Assets
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. 3.4%
Global Payments, Inc. 3.3%
RingCentral, Inc. 2.8%
Dollar General Corp. 2.8%
SBA Communications Corp. 2.6%
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. 2.5%
Centene Corp. 2.2%
CoStar Group, Inc. 1.9%
Splunk, Inc. 1.9%
Burlington Stores, Inc. 1.8%

INVESTMENT TEAM

Jeffrey Rabinowitz
Jeffrey Rabinowitz, CFA

Portfolio Manager

21 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 0.91%

Net 0.81%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/09/1998
w/o sales charge 3.06% 17.99% 14.62% 10.06% 12.50% 9.23%
Lipper Category Avg. Multi-Cap Growth Funds - - - - - -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index - - - - - -

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.91%

Net 0.81%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.91%

Net 0.81%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/09/1998
w/o sales charge -19.33% -7.79% 7.24% 5.02% 9.20% 8.05%
Lipper Category Avg. Multi-Cap Growth Funds -15.55% -5.20% 8.03% 6.62% 10.61% -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index -20.04% -9.45% 6.53% 5.61% 10.89% 7.48%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 0.91%

Net 0.81%

Year Fund Returns Russell Midcap® Growth Index
2019 37.10% 35.47%
2018 -3.13% -4.75%
2017 23.20% 25.27%
2016 1.28% 7.33%
2015 2.93% -0.20%
2014 6.59% 11.90%
2013 37.60% 35.74%
2012 14.24% 15.81%
2011 -9.77% -1.65%
2010 23.63% 26.38%
2009 46.00% -
2008 -38.08% -
2007 21.48% -
2006 7.66% -
2005 4.54% -
2004 12.03% -
2003 34.18% -
2002 -25.11% -
2001 -12.28% -
2000 -3.55% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2020 -19.33% - - - 5.87%
2019 19.94% 6.43% -1.47% 9.00% 37.10%
2018 1.82% 2.55% 7.71% -13.86% -3.13%
2017 7.01% 5.26% 4.29% 4.88% 23.20%
2016 -2.04% 2.53% 2.66% -1.78% 1.28%
2015 7.69% 0.99% -7.76% 2.61% 2.93%
2014 1.28% 3.02% -2.78% 5.07% 6.59%
2013 11.38% 2.77% 11.08% 8.21% 37.60%
2012 16.97% -6.17% 4.27% -0.17% 14.24%
2011 7.81% 0.08% -24.91% 11.38% -9.77%
2010 6.68% -13.69% 15.41% 16.35% 23.63%
2009 -2.28% 17.69% 17.68% 7.88% 46.00%
2008 -12.66% 4.50% -12.23% -22.70% -38.08%
2007 4.07% 6.85% 6.89% 2.20% 21.48%
2006 8.82% -5.78% -1.40% 6.49% 7.66%
2005 -2.81% 1.69% 3.67% 2.02% 4.54%
2004 3.20% -0.79% -4.39% 14.45% 12.03%
2003 0.07% 17.01% 2.11% 12.23% 34.18%
2002 -2.40% -10.99% -15.99% 2.61% -25.11%
2001 -16.63% 14.15% -20.68% 16.20% -12.28%
2000 9.54% -8.79% 1.66% -5.04% -3.55%
1999 -4.12% 13.26% -0.20% 46.37% 58.64%
1998 - - - - 8.46%

NAV HISTORICAL PRICES

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioning as of 03/31/2020

  • Our investment philosophy is focused on identifying durable franchises that also exhibit a compelling combination of strong growth prospects and seasoned management teams that are mispriced by the market.
  • While there remains a high degree of uncertainty around the spread of COVID-19, and hence the depth and duration of its impact on the global economy, we believe that governments and health organizations around the world are responding with great urgency to contain this unfortunate situation.  We believe that over the long-term, our economy will return to a more normalized level of activity and people around the world will resume their typical daily activities.
  • We have not made wholesale changes to the portfolio given the challenge in predicting the nature of the virus; however, we have made some modest changes to help ensure that we are not over exposed to companies with high leverage and companies that are negatively impacted by social distancing. We have reduced the portfolio’s exposure to commercial aerospace, given our prior portfolio overweight and this sector’s high exposure to the impact from social distancing; and we have increased positions in some of our strongest franchises that may see heightened demand for their products or services.
  • While we cannot predict the depth and duration of the current crisis, we believe that maintaining a disciplined approach and continuing to execute according to our philosophy and process will serve us well.
  • Furthermore, we believe durable franchises will persevere through challenging environments like we are seeing currently.

PORTFOLIO DETAILS as of 04/30/2020

Total Net Assets
$589.01 M
Number of Holdings
92
Weighted Average Market Cap.
24.6 B
P/B Ratio
4.6x
P/E Ratio
28.8x

Contributors & Detractors as of  03/31/2020

Contributors

Holding Contribution
RingCentral, Inc. 0.7%
SBA Communications Corp. 0.2%
DexCom, Inc. 0.2%
MSCI, Inc. 0.1%
Goosehead Ins Inc 0.1%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
ARAMARK Holdings Corp. -0.9%
TransDigm Group, Inc. -0.8%
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. -0.8%
Norwegian Cruise Line Holding Ltd. -0.8%
Align Technology, Inc. -0.7%

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

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 06/03/2020
$0
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
12/09/1999 12/10/1999 12/17/1999 $0.03820 $19.72

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
12/17/2020 12/18/2020 12/18/2020

Capital Gains Distributions

For
Record Date Reinvest & Payable Date Long-term Short-term * Total Reinvest Price
12/17/2019 12/18/2019 $1.3500 - $1.3500 $27.42

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
12/17/2020 12/18/2020

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

EXPENSE RATIOas of 04/30/2020

Fund Gross Expense Ratio Fund Net Expense Ratio
0.91% 0.81%

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Class I - SEC Returns reflect performance for Class I shares at Net Asset Value.

Except as noted below, returns with sales charges reflect a maximum sales charge of 2.50%. There are also ongoing 12b-1 service and distribution fees.

Class A Shares purchased subject to a front-end sales charge have no contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). However, certain purchases of Class A shares made without a front-end sales charge may be subject to a CDSC of 1.50% if the shares are repurchased before the first day of the month in which the one year anniversary of the purchase falls. The CDSC is not reflected in the performance with maximum sales charge.

Except as noted below, returns with sales charges reflect a maximum sales charge of 2.50%. There are also ongoing 12b-1 service and distribution fees.

Class A Shares purchased subject to a front-end sales charge have no contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). However, certain purchases of Class A shares made without a front-end sales charge may be subject to a CDSC of 1.50% if the shares are repurchased before the first day of the month in which the one year anniversary of the purchase falls. The CDSC is not reflected in the performance with maximum sales charge.

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