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International Equity Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the International Equity Fund?

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

Fund Basicsas of 12/31/2018

Total Net Assets
$517.48 M
Inception Date
12/31/2003
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Number of Holdings
87
CUSIP
543915649
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,500+

Expense Ratioas of 01/31/2019

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.17%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/31/2003
w/o sales charge 6.12% -17.65% 3.83% -0.37% 6.20% 3.85%
Lipper Category Avg. International Multi-Cap Core 7.20% -13.19% 6.94% 2.42% 7.98% -
MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net) 7.56% -12.58% 9.59% 3.11% 8.35% 5.70%
w/ sales charge 0.00% -22.40% 1.81% -1.54% 5.57% 3.44%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.17%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.17%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/31/2003
w/o sales charge -18.22% -18.22% 0.14% -2.43% 4.44% 3.46%
Lipper Category Avg. International Multi-Cap Core -15.05% -15.08% 2.49% 0.13% 6.03% -
MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net) -14.20% -14.20% 4.48% 0.67% 6.57% 5.22%
w/ sales charge -22.92% -22.92% -1.81% -3.57% 3.83% 3.05%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.17%

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Countryas of 12/31/2018View Portfolio

Country Assets
Japan 15.3%
France 12.6%
Germany 11.9%
United Kingdom 10.5%
Netherlands 6.5%
Switzerland 5.6%
Hong Kong 3.6%
China 3.1%
Canada 2.8%
Indonesia 2.7%
Brazil 2.5%
Ireland 2.5%
Cayman Islands 2.4%
India 2.3%
Philippines 1.8%
Australia 1.7%
Sweden 1.6%
Singapore 1.5%
Denmark 1.1%
Israel 1.1%
Bermuda 1.1%
Finland 0.9%
Taiwan 0.8%
Turkey 0.8%
Luxembourg 0.6%
New Zealand 0.5%
Norway 0.3%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Europe ex-U.K. arrowUp1.1%
Asia/Pacific arrowUp3.8%
Japan arrowDown3.1%
United Kingdom arrowDown2.1%
Americas arrowUp1.7%
EMEA arrowDown0.1%
Cash arrowDown1.3%

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Todd D. Jacobson
Todd D. Jacobson, CFA

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31 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 39 Investment Professionals with 18 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.17%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/31/2003
w/o sales charge 6.12% -17.65% 3.83% -0.37% 6.20% 3.85%
Lipper Category Avg. International Multi-Cap Core 7.20% -13.19% 6.94% 2.42% 7.98% -
MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net) 7.56% -12.58% 9.59% 3.11% 8.35% 5.70%
w/ sales charge 0.00% -22.40% 1.81% -1.54% 5.57% 3.44%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.17%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.17%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/31/2003
w/o sales charge -18.22% -18.22% 0.14% -2.43% 4.44% 3.46%
Lipper Category Avg. International Multi-Cap Core -15.05% -15.08% 2.49% 0.13% 6.03% -
MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net) -14.20% -14.20% 4.48% 0.67% 6.57% 5.22%
w/ sales charge -22.92% -22.92% -1.81% -3.57% 3.83% 3.05%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.17%

Year Fund Returns MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net)
2018 -18.22% -14.20%
2017 25.11% 27.19%
2016 -1.83% 4.50%
2015 -2.74% -5.66%
2014 -9.46% -3.87%
2013 22.29% 15.29%
2012 14.64% 16.83%
2011 -12.22% -13.71%
2010 6.51% 11.15%
2009 33.21% 41.45%
2008 -42.63% -
2007 13.66% -
2006 23.71% -
2005 17.09% -
2004 14.17% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 - - - - 6.82%
2018 -1.05% -5.10% 0.30% -13.17% -18.22%
2017 5.76% 5.36% 7.40% 4.54% 25.11%
2016 -2.89% -2.97% 7.09% -2.72% -1.83%
2015 3.72% -0.31% -8.88% 3.23% -2.74%
2014 -1.91% 3.90% -6.12% -5.37% -9.46%
2013 3.91% -0.49% 10.69% 6.84% 22.29%
2012 11.15% -7.72% 6.13% 5.31% 14.64%
2011 4.34% 1.73% -20.06% 3.45% -12.22%
2010 0.00% -14.93% 18.26% 5.87% 6.51%
2009 -13.70% 28.44% 20.70% -0.43% 33.21%
2008 -9.96% -1.84% -20.59% -18.26% -42.63%
2007 3.47% 8.15% 3.16% -1.54% 13.66%
2006 9.27% -2.50% 4.49% 11.13% 23.71%
2005 0.26% 0.26% 8.93% 6.93% 17.09%
2004 1.08% -0.97% -0.69% 14.85% 14.17%

Growth of $10,000 as of 01/31/2019

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Countryas of 12/31/2018

Country Assets
Japan 15.3%
France 12.6%
Germany 11.9%
United Kingdom 10.5%
Netherlands 6.5%
Switzerland 5.6%
Hong Kong 3.6%
China 3.1%
Canada 2.8%
Indonesia 2.7%
Brazil 2.5%
Ireland 2.5%
Cayman Islands 2.4%
India 2.3%
Philippines 1.8%
Australia 1.7%
Sweden 1.6%
Singapore 1.5%
Denmark 1.1%
Israel 1.1%
Bermuda 1.1%
Finland 0.9%
Taiwan 0.8%
Turkey 0.8%
Luxembourg 0.6%
New Zealand 0.5%
Norway 0.3%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Europe ex-U.K. arrowUp1.1%
Asia/Pacific arrowUp3.8%
Japan arrowDown3.1%
United Kingdom arrowDown2.1%
Americas arrowUp1.7%
EMEA arrowDown0.1%
Cash arrowDown1.3%

Portfolio Positioningas of 12/31/2018

  • Over the course of the fourth quarter, we increased the portfolio’s allocation to the financials sector with the purchase of shares of an Indonesian bank and a Philippines-based bank. The portfolio has an overweight position in the financials sector, relative to its benchmark, the MSCI ACWI ex U.S.A. Index.
  • We also added to the portfolio’s allocation to the consumer staples sector with the purchases of shares in a Japanese convenience store operating company and a French dairy food products company. The portfolio shifted from an underweight to an overweight position in the sector, relative to the benchmark.
  • We decreased the portfolio’s allocation to the materials sector by selling its positions in a global Japanese chemical company and a Luxembourg-based steel manufacturing company. The portfolio shifted from an overweight to an underweight in the materials sector, relative to the portfolio’s benchmark.
  • We also decreased the portfolio’s exposure to the industrials sector by selling its position in a Japanese human resources services company. The portfolio shifted from an overweight to an underweight in the industrials sector, relative to the benchmark.
  • Geographically, we significantly increased the portfolio’s allocation to Emerging Markets, reducing the portfolio’s underweight position relative to the benchmark. We decreased the portfolio’s allocation to the United Kingdom, but remain overweight, relative to the benchmark. The portfolio is underweight in Emerging Markets, North America, Japan, and Asia Developed. Emerging Markets represented approximately 15.8% of the portfolio at quarter end.

Portfolio Details as of 12/31/2018

Weighted Average Market Cap.
71.2 B
P/E Ratio
13.6x
P/B Ratio
1.8x
Portfolio Turnover Ratio as of 10/31/2018
124.0%
Number of Holdings
87
Total Net Assets
$517.48 M

Contributors & Detractors as of  12/31/2018

Contributors

Holding Contribution
Metropolitan Bank & Trust 0.3%
ICICI Bank Ltd. 0.3%
Bank Rakyat Indonesia Persero Tbk PT 0.3%
Pernod Ricard S.A. 0.1%
Coca-Cola European Partners plc 0.0%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
Grupo Financiero Banort -0.5%
Ashtead Group PLC -0.4%
Sony Corp. -0.4%
Koninklijke Philips NV -0.4%
Mondi Plc -0.4%

Attribution Analysis 

International Equity 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

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 02/15/2019
$0
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
12/17/2018 12/18/2018 12/18/2018 $0.24850 $11.45

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
12/17/2007 12/18/2007 $0.1644 $1.3663 $1.5307 $15.15

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

Sales Charge Schedule as of 02/15/2019

  Sales Charge Dealer's Concession Prices at Breakpoint
Less than $50,000 5.75% 5.00% $12.95
$50,000 to $99,999 4.75% 4.00% $12.82
$100,000 to $249,999 3.95% 3.25% $12.71
$250,000 to $499,999 2.75% 2.25% $12.56
$500,000 to $999,999 1.95% 1.75% $12.45
$1,000,000 to $5,000,000 0.00% 1.00% $12.21

Expense Ratioas of 01/31/2019

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