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International Opportunities Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the International Opportunities Fund?

The Fund seeks to deliver a high level of total return by investing primarily in stocks of small to mid-sized international companies.

Fund Basicsas of 05/31/2019

Total Net Assets
$601.53 M
Inception Date
12/13/1996
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Number of Holdings
102
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,500+

Expense Ratioas of 05/31/2019

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.20%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/13/1996
w/o sales charge 6.63% -15.25% 2.55% 1.70% 8.51% 4.64%
Lipper Category Avg. International Small/Mid-Cap Growth 9.81% -11.42% 5.85% 3.13% 9.54% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap 8.01% -11.91% 5.39% 3.32% 9.06% 6.79%
w/ sales charge 0.47% -20.12% 0.55% 0.51% 7.86% 4.36%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.20%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.20%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/13/1996
w/o sales charge 9.56% -15.02% 4.07% 2.60% 12.07% 4.80%
Lipper Category Avg. International Small/Mid-Cap Growth 11.44% -10.37% 7.06% 3.60% 12.66% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap 10.38% -9.16% 7.17% 4.06% 12.34% 6.94%
w/ sales charge 3.23% -19.90% 2.05% 1.40% 11.40% 4.52%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.20%

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Countryas of 05/31/2019View Portfolio

Country Assets
Japan 21.8%
United Kingdom 10.2%
Canada 6.8%
Germany 6.8%
Ireland 6.2%
Sweden 4.0%
Italy 3.7%
Spain 3.7%
Australia 3.4%
Netherlands 3.2%
Philippines 2.9%
France 2.7%
Hong Kong 2.6%
Portugal 2.5%
United States 2.5%
Switzerland 1.9%
China 1.7%
Guernsey 1.7%
Republic of Korea 1.4%
Finland 1.0%
Denmark 0.9%
Cayman Islands 0.9%
Indonesia 0.8%
India 0.8%
Bermuda 0.7%
Israel 0.7%
Taiwan 0.7%
Belgium 0.5%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Europe ex-U.K. arrowDown2.8%
Japan arrowUp0.3%
Asia/Pacific arrowUp0.9%
Americas arrowDown1.7%
United Kingdom arrowUp1.7%
Cash arrowUp1.6%

Investment Team

Todd D. Jacobson
Todd D. Jacobson, CFA

Partner & Portfolio Manager

31 Years of Industry Experience

A. Edward Allinson
A. Edward Allinson, CFA

Portfolio Manager

34 Years of Industry Experience

Vincent J. McBride
Vincent J. McBride

Partner & Portfolio Manager

32 Years of Industry Experience

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

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.20%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/13/1996
w/o sales charge 6.63% -15.25% 2.55% 1.70% 8.51% 4.64%
Lipper Category Avg. International Small/Mid-Cap Growth 9.81% -11.42% 5.85% 3.13% 9.54% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap 8.01% -11.91% 5.39% 3.32% 9.06% 6.79%
w/ sales charge 0.47% -20.12% 0.55% 0.51% 7.86% 4.36%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.20%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.20%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/13/1996
w/o sales charge 9.56% -15.02% 4.07% 2.60% 12.07% 4.80%
Lipper Category Avg. International Small/Mid-Cap Growth 11.44% -10.37% 7.06% 3.60% 12.66% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap 10.38% -9.16% 7.17% 4.06% 12.34% 6.94%
w/ sales charge 3.23% -19.90% 2.05% 1.40% 11.40% 4.52%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.20%

Year Fund Returns S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap
2018 -23.74% -18.41%
2017 37.97% 32.37%
2016 -3.41% 3.79%
2015 9.86% 5.92%
2014 -6.06% -3.42%
2013 30.99% 26.06%
2012 20.35% 18.55%
2011 -15.23% -14.49%
2010 21.27% 21.96%
2009 49.08% 45.07%
2008 -51.20% -
2007 4.17% -
2006 28.67% -
2005 25.40% -
2004 20.62% -
2003 42.54% -
2002 -21.64% -
2001 -31.32% -
2000 -23.55% -
1999 27.26% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 9.56% - - - 10.41%
2018 -1.69% -4.28% -3.60% -15.94% -23.74%
2017 9.89% 9.41% 8.44% 5.83% 37.97%
2016 -1.22% -4.28% 7.31% -4.81% -3.41%
2015 6.70% 5.55% -7.09% 4.99% 9.86%
2014 1.04% 2.35% -7.80% -1.49% -6.06%
2013 9.23% -0.34% 11.78% 7.65% 30.99%
2012 15.23% -9.22% 10.25% 4.36% 20.35%
2011 1.27% 2.35% -20.99% 3.51% -15.23%
2010 4.32% -11.73% 19.65% 10.08% 21.27%
2009 -11.19% 36.73% 22.70% 0.05% 49.08%
2008 -12.51% -4.94% -24.96% -21.80% -51.20%
2007 4.86% 7.15% -1.88% -5.52% 4.17%
2006 12.95% -2.93% 3.43% 13.46% 28.67%
2005 1.51% 1.58% 13.46% 7.18% 25.40%
2004 9.23% 2.19% -4.08% 12.66% 20.62%
2003 -5.90% 18.47% 11.73% 14.43% 42.54%
2002 -3.84% -1.03% -20.18% 3.16% -21.64%
2001 -19.66% -0.95% -19.68% 7.46% -31.32%
2000 15.71% -13.41% -0.52% -23.30% -23.55%
1999 -0.15% 8.58% -2.42% 20.29% 27.26%
1998 23.70% 4.93% -19.01% 9.86% 15.50%
1997 6.23% 5.17% 2.93% 4.10% 19.71%
1996 - - - - 0.42%

Growth of $10,000 as of 05/31/2019

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Countryas of 05/31/2019

Country Assets
Japan 21.8%
United Kingdom 10.2%
Canada 6.8%
Germany 6.8%
Ireland 6.2%
Sweden 4.0%
Italy 3.7%
Spain 3.7%
Australia 3.4%
Netherlands 3.2%
Philippines 2.9%
France 2.7%
Hong Kong 2.6%
Portugal 2.5%
United States 2.5%
Switzerland 1.9%
China 1.7%
Guernsey 1.7%
Republic of Korea 1.4%
Finland 1.0%
Denmark 0.9%
Cayman Islands 0.9%
Indonesia 0.8%
India 0.8%
Bermuda 0.7%
Israel 0.7%
Taiwan 0.7%
Belgium 0.5%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Europe ex-U.K. arrowDown2.8%
Japan arrowUp0.3%
Asia/Pacific arrowUp0.9%
Americas arrowDown1.7%
United Kingdom arrowUp1.7%
Cash arrowUp1.6%

Portfolio Positioning as of 03/31/2019

  • Over the course of the first quarter, we increased the portfolio’s allocation to the information technology sector with the purchases of shares in a Japanese electronics company and a Singapore-based semiconductor parts manufacturing company. The purchases decreased the portfolio’s underweight position in the sector, relative to the benchmark, the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. Small Cap Index.
  • We also increased the portfolio’s exposure to the real estate sector with the purchase of shares in a German real estate development company. This reduced the portfolio’s underweight position in the sector relative to the benchmark.
  • We reduced the portfolio’s allocation to the consumer discretionary sector with the reduction of its position in a Japan-based travel agency and the decrease of a position in a Japanese consumer electronics retail chain. The sales decreased the portfolio’s overweight position in the sector, relative to the portfolio’s benchmark.
  • We also decreased the portfolio’s allocation to the energy sector with the decrease of its position in a Canada-based oil and gas exploration company, increasing the portfolio’s underweight position in the sector, relative to the benchmark.
  • We increased the portfolio’s allocation to North America, increasing the portfolio’s overweight position, relative to the benchmark. We also increased the portfolio’s allocation to Japan, reducing its underweight position relative to the benchmark. The portfolio remains overweight in North America, Emerging Markets and Western Europe and underweight in the United Kingdom, Japan, and Asia Developed, relative to the benchmark.

Portfolio Details as of 05/31/2019

Weighted Average Market Cap.
2.6 B
P/E Ratio
16.0x
P/B Ratio
1.6x
Portfolio Turnover Ratio as of 10/31/2018
81.9%
Number of Holdings
102
Total Net Assets
$601.53 M

Attribution Analysis 

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

Contributors & Detractors as of  03/29/2019

Contributors

Holding Contribution
Hudbay Minerals Inc 0.6%
Entertainment One Ltd ( 0.6%
Alliance Global Group, Inc. 0.5%
Technopro Holdings Inc 0.5%
Deutz AG 0.5%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
accesso Technology Group plc -0.3%
Neinor Homes Sa -0.2%
Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd. -0.2%
Bic Camera Inc. -0.2%
Dewan Housing Finance Corp. Ltd. -0.2%

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 06/25/2019
$0
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
12/17/2018 12/18/2018 12/18/2018 $0.17290 $13.98

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 $1.5793 - $1.5793 $13.98

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 06/25/2019

  Sales Charge Dealer's Concession Prices at Breakpoint
Less than $50,000 5.75% 5.00% $16.42
$50,000 to $99,999 4.75% 4.00% $16.25
$100,000 to $249,999 3.95% 3.25% $16.12
$250,000 to $499,999 2.75% 2.25% $15.92
$500,000 to $999,999 1.95% 1.75% $15.79
$1,000,000 to $5,000,000 0.00% 1.00% $15.48

Expense Ratioas of 05/31/2019

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