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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 10/31/2019

Total Net Assets
$561.57 M
Inception Date
12/30/1997
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Fund Expense Ratio
0.95%
Number of Holdings
97
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,000,000+

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.95%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/30/1997
w/o sales charge 14.49% 7.24% 5.83% 5.21% 7.65% 4.57%
Lipper Category Avg. International Sm/Md-Cp Gro Fds 17.10% 8.79% 7.99% 5.81% 8.44% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap 16.43% 7.90% 7.97% 6.60% 7.90% 7.79%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.95%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.95%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/30/1997
w/o sales charge 10.54% -7.03% 3.65% 4.20% 6.80% 4.42%
Lipper Category Avg. International Sm/Md-Cp Gro Fds 12.76% -6.09% 5.54% 4.86% 7.81% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap 11.56% -6.91% 5.29% 5.23% 7.18% 7.61%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.95%

Countryas of 10/31/2019View Portfolio

Country Assets
Japan 21.6%
United Kingdom 9.8%
Germany 6.2%
Ireland 5.9%
Italy 5.3%
Canada 4.5%
Sweden 3.9%
Hong Kong 3.8%
Spain 3.8%
United States 3.1%
Australia 2.9%
Switzerland 2.8%
Republic of Korea 2.6%
France 2.1%
Portugal 2.0%
Guernsey 1.9%
Indonesia 1.8%
Netherlands 1.5%
Denmark 1.4%
Austria 1.1%
Israel 1.1%
China 1.0%
Taiwan 0.8%
Cayman Islands 0.8%
United Arab Emirates 0.7%
Belgium 0.7%
Philippines 0.5%
India 0.4%
Finland 0.2%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Europe ex-U.K. arrowDown2.4%
Japan arrowDown0.1%
Asia/Pacific arrowDown0.2%
United Kingdom arrowDown0.3%
Americas arrowDown0.3%
EMEA 0.0%
Cash arrowUp3.2%

INVESTMENT TEAM

Todd D. Jacobson
Todd D. Jacobson, CFA

Partner & Portfolio Manager

31 Years of Industry Experience

Vincent J. McBride
Vincent J. McBride

Partner & Portfolio Manager

32 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 37 Investment Professionals with 18 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.95%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/30/1997
w/o sales charge 14.49% 7.24% 5.83% 5.21% 7.65% 4.57%
Lipper Category Avg. International Sm/Md-Cp Gro Fds 17.10% 8.79% 7.99% 5.81% 8.44% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap 16.43% 7.90% 7.97% 6.60% 7.90% 7.79%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.95%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.95%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/30/1997
w/o sales charge 10.54% -7.03% 3.65% 4.20% 6.80% 4.42%
Lipper Category Avg. International Sm/Md-Cp Gro Fds 12.76% -6.09% 5.54% 4.86% 7.81% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap 11.56% -6.91% 5.29% 5.23% 7.18% 7.61%

Fund Expense Ratio :

0.95%

Year Fund Returns S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap
2018 -23.54% -18.41%
2017 38.25% 32.37%
2016 -3.12% 3.79%
2015 10.11% 5.92%
2014 -5.81% -3.42%
2013 31.45% 26.06%
2012 20.78% 18.55%
2011 -14.91% -14.49%
2010 21.65% 21.96%
2009 49.71% 45.07%
2008 -51.06% -
2007 4.51% -
2006 29.13% -
2005 25.81% -
2004 20.96% -
2003 43.23% -
2002 -21.68% -
2001 -30.92% -
2000 -23.22% -
1999 27.82% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 9.64% 2.59% -1.73% - 15.81%
2018 -1.60% -4.21% -3.55% -15.89% -23.54%
2017 9.96% 9.40% 8.54% 5.88% 38.25%
2016 -1.14% -4.17% 7.31% -4.71% -3.12%
2015 6.73% 5.66% -7.03% 5.02% 10.11%
2014 1.13% 2.41% -7.72% -1.45% -5.81%
2013 9.32% -0.27% 11.92% 7.72% 31.45%
2012 15.35% -9.17% 10.35% 4.47% 20.78%
2011 1.39% 2.45% -20.93% 3.60% -14.91%
2010 4.41% -11.65% 19.77% 10.11% 21.65%
2009 -11.10% 37.00% 22.83% 0.07% 49.71%
2008 -12.41% -4.89% -24.87% -21.81% -51.06%
2007 4.93% 7.27% -1.78% -5.47% 4.51%
2006 13.06% -2.87% 3.56% 13.54% 29.13%
2005 1.58% 1.65% 13.58% 7.28% 25.81%
2004 9.32% 2.26% -4.12% 12.85% 20.96%
2003 -5.84% 18.59% 11.86% 14.66% 43.23%
2002 -3.90% -0.89% -20.10% 2.92% -21.68%
2001 -19.55% -0.94% -19.56% 7.75% -30.92%
2000 15.81% -13.32% -0.38% -23.22% -23.22%
1999 -0.08% 8.70% -2.34% 20.50% 27.82%
1998 23.78% 5.00% -18.98% 9.97% 15.80%
1997 - - - - 0.27%

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Countryas of 10/31/2019

Country Assets
Japan 21.6%
United Kingdom 9.8%
Germany 6.2%
Ireland 5.9%
Italy 5.3%
Canada 4.5%
Sweden 3.9%
Hong Kong 3.8%
Spain 3.8%
United States 3.1%
Australia 2.9%
Switzerland 2.8%
Republic of Korea 2.6%
France 2.1%
Portugal 2.0%
Guernsey 1.9%
Indonesia 1.8%
Netherlands 1.5%
Denmark 1.4%
Austria 1.1%
Israel 1.1%
China 1.0%
Taiwan 0.8%
Cayman Islands 0.8%
United Arab Emirates 0.7%
Belgium 0.7%
Philippines 0.5%
India 0.4%
Finland 0.2%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Europe ex-U.K. arrowDown2.4%
Japan arrowDown0.1%
Asia/Pacific arrowDown0.2%
United Kingdom arrowDown0.3%
Americas arrowDown0.3%
EMEA 0.0%
Cash arrowUp3.2%

Portfolio Positioning as of 09/30/2019

  • The portfolio is overweight in the financials sector where we favor insurance companies.  Despite a softer market for many years, we are now seeing a hardening market, more discipline from key players in the industry, and better a pricing environment for property and casualty insurers globally.
  • As part of our defensive shift, the portfolio is overweight in the consumer staples sector, where we remain positioned in the food and beverage space and more specifically, the non-soft drink industry.
  • We continue to close our underweight position in the information technology sector following the strong selloff in the fourth quarter of 2018 in the semiconductor space. We also added to information technology services stocks in Japan, as they fit well with our shift to a more defensive profile.
  • While we are long-term believers in Emerging Markets opportunities, we remain near the portfolio’s historic lows in exposure to Emerging Markets as part of our defensive shift.
  • Key identifiable risks include an escalation in the ongoing U.S.-China trade disputes, a prolonged Brexit process which increases economic uncertainty, and a negative global growth surprise.

Portfolio Details as of 10/31/2019

Weighted Average Market Cap.
2.9 B
P/E Ratio
17.5x
P/B Ratio
1.7x
Number of Holdings
97
Total Net Assets
$561.57 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  09/30/2019

Contributors

Holding Contribution
Entertainment One Ltd ( 0.6%
GLP J-Reit 0.3%
Asm Pacific Technology 0.3%
Sig Combibloc Group Ag 0.2%
Capcom Co., Ltd. 0.2%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
Deutz AG -0.4%
Keywords Studios Plc -0.3%
XING AG -0.3%
Banco Comercial Portugu -0.3%
Alliance Global Group, Inc. -0.2%

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 11/18/2019
$0
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
12/17/2018 12/18/2018 12/18/2018 $0.22800 $14.38

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 $14.38

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 10/31/2019

0.95%

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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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