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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 06/30/2020

Total Net Assets
$656.82 M
Inception Date
08/01/1995
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Number of Holdings
95
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,000+

Expense Ratioas of 06/30/2020

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.16%

Net 1.06%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 08/01/1995
w/o sales charge 14.50% 20.87% 17.88% 11.70% 13.62% 10.61%
Lipper Category Avg. Multi-Cap Growth Funds - - - - - -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index - - - - - -
w/ sales charge 7.93% 13.91% 15.58% 10.38% 12.95% 10.35%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.16%

Net 1.06%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.16%

Net 1.06%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 08/01/1995
w/o sales charge 6.25% 13.97% 15.33% 10.51% 13.60% 10.32%
Lipper Category Avg. Multi-Cap Growth Funds 9.90% 17.46% 16.00% 12.26% 14.82% -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index 4.16% 11.91% 14.76% 11.60% 15.09% 9.76%
w/ sales charge 0.16% 7.43% 13.08% 9.21% 12.93% 10.06%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.16%

Net 1.06%

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TEN LARGEST HOLDINGS as of 06/30/2020View Portfolio

Holding Assets
RingCentral, Inc. 3.0%
Splunk, Inc. 2.8%
IAC/InterActiveCorp. 2.1%
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. 2.1%
Twilio, Inc. 2.1%
CoStar Group, Inc. 1.9%
Align Technology, Inc. 1.8%
Burlington Stores, Inc. 1.7%
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. 1.7%
SBA Communications Corp. 1.7%

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

Your Representative

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.16%

Net 1.06%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 08/01/1995
w/o sales charge 14.50% 20.87% 17.88% 11.70% 13.62% 10.61%
Lipper Category Avg. Multi-Cap Growth Funds - - - - - -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index - - - - - -
w/ sales charge 7.93% 13.91% 15.58% 10.38% 12.95% 10.35%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.16%

Net 1.06%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.16%

Net 1.06%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 08/01/1995
w/o sales charge 6.25% 13.97% 15.33% 10.51% 13.60% 10.32%
Lipper Category Avg. Multi-Cap Growth Funds 9.90% 17.46% 16.00% 12.26% 14.82% -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index 4.16% 11.91% 14.76% 11.60% 15.09% 9.76%
w/ sales charge 0.16% 7.43% 13.08% 9.21% 12.93% 10.06%

Fund Expense Ratio :

Gross 1.16%

Net 1.06%

Year Fund Returns Russell Midcap® Growth Index
2019 36.75% 35.47%
2018 -3.36% -4.75%
2017 22.84% 25.27%
2016 1.04% 7.33%
2015 2.68% -0.20%
2014 6.32% 11.90%
2013 37.08% 35.74%
2012 13.81% 15.81%
2011 -10.04% -1.65%
2010 23.26% 26.38%
2009 45.37% -
2008 -38.28% -
2007 21.05% -
2006 7.28% -
2005 4.17% -
2004 11.52% -
2003 33.85% -
2002 -25.25% -
2001 -12.53% -
2000 -3.83% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2020 -19.38% 31.78% - - 14.50%
2019 19.84% 6.39% -1.52% 8.92% 36.75%
2018 1.77% 2.46% 7.63% -13.89% -3.36%
2017 6.91% 5.17% 4.23% 4.82% 22.84%
2016 -2.11% 2.49% 2.59% -1.83% 1.04%
2015 7.61% 0.91% -7.81% 2.58% 2.68%
2014 1.21% 2.96% -2.83% 5.00% 6.32%
2013 11.24% 2.68% 11.01% 8.11% 37.08%
2012 16.82% -6.25% 4.16% -0.24% 13.81%
2011 7.73% -0.04% -24.99% 11.36% -10.04%
2010 6.64% -13.79% 15.28% 16.29% 23.26%
2009 -2.38% 17.60% 17.52% 7.75% 45.37%
2008 -12.72% 4.39% -12.27% -22.78% -38.28%
2007 4.03% 6.75% 6.77% 2.09% 21.05%
2006 8.76% -5.91% -1.43% 6.35% 7.28%
2005 -2.90% 1.62% 3.59% 1.92% 4.17%
2004 3.07% -0.90% -4.51% 14.34% 11.52%
2003 -0.07% 16.97% 2.07% 12.18% 33.85%
2002 -2.41% -11.08% -16.00% 2.56% -25.25%
2001 -16.71% 14.12% -20.71% 16.05% -12.53%
2000 9.42% -8.90% 1.67% -5.10% -3.83%
1999 -3.83% 12.76% -0.33% 46.21% 58.03%
1998 8.98% 1.09% -20.70% 29.75% 13.36%
1997 0.79% 14.48% 12.78% 0.59% 30.90%
1996 3.24% 2.31% 4.24% 12.30% 23.65%
1995 - - - 5.35% 6.30%

Growth of $10,000 as of 07/31/2020

NAV HISTORICAL PRICES

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioning as of 06/30/2020

PORTFOLIO DETAILS as of 06/30/2020

Total Net Assets
$656.82 M
Number of Holdings
95
Weighted Average Market Cap.
22.2 B
P/B Ratio
7.0x
P/E Ratio
34.3x

Contributors & Detractors as of  06/30/2020

Contributors

Holding Contribution
Twilio, Inc. 1.5%
Wix.com Ltd. 1.3%
IAC/InterActiveCorp. 1.2%
Splunk, Inc. 1.2%
RingCentral, Inc. 1.0%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
Iovance Biotherapeutics -0.1%
Acceleron Pharma, Inc. 0.0%
SLM Corp. 0.0%
Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc. 0.0%
Warner Music Group 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

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 07/31/2020
$0
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
12/09/1999 12/10/1999 12/17/1999 $0.01270 $19.69

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 $23.69

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

Sales Charge Schedule as of 07/31/2020

  Sales Charge Dealer's Concession Prices at Breakpoint
Less than $50,000 5.75% 5.00% $29.16
$50,000 to $99,999 4.75% 4.00% $28.85
$100,000 to $249,999 3.95% 3.25% $28.61
$250,000 to $499,999 2.75% 2.25% $28.26
$500,000 to $999,999 1.95% 1.75% $28.03
$1,000,000 to $5,000,000 0.00% 1.00% $27.48

EXPENSE RATIOas of 06/30/2020

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Class A  Except as noted below, returns with sales charges reflect a maximum sales charge of 5.75% for equity funds, 2.25% for all tax-free income funds, fixed income funds and multi-asset class funds. There are also ongoing 12b-1 service fees (and, in certain cases, 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% if the shares are redeemed 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.

 

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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