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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 07/31/2019

Total Net Assets
$594.68 M
Inception Date
03/08/1999
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Fund Expense Ratio
1.40%
Number of Holdings
98

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.40%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/08/1999
w/o sales charge 9.86% -10.09% 3.74% 2.76% 7.51% 3.64%
Lipper Category Avg. International Small/Mid-Cap Growth 13.44% -7.29% 6.57% 4.14% 8.93% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap 12.18% -7.24% 6.17% 4.25% 8.61% 7.66%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.40%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.40%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/08/1999
w/o sales charge 12.22% -9.17% 6.26% 2.43% 8.72% 3.76%
Lipper Category Avg. International Small/Mid-Cap Growth 15.15% -5.30% 8.75% 3.81% 9.95% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap 13.27% -5.74% 8.57% 3.91% 9.54% 7.74%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.40%

Countryas of 07/31/2019View Portfolio

Country Assets
Japan 19.2%
United Kingdom 11.0%
Germany 7.5%
Ireland 6.6%
Canada 5.2%
Italy 5.0%
Sweden 4.0%
Spain 3.8%
United States 3.3%
Netherlands 2.8%
Switzerland 2.7%
Australia 2.7%
France 2.6%
Hong Kong 2.1%
Indonesia 2.1%
Portugal 2.0%
Philippines 2.0%
China 1.8%
Republic of Korea 1.8%
Guernsey 1.7%
Cayman Islands 1.4%
Denmark 1.1%
Taiwan 1.0%
Israel 1.0%
Bermuda 0.7%
Belgium 0.6%
India 0.6%
Finland 0.5%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Europe ex-U.K. arrowDown0.2%
Japan arrowDown0.2%
Asia/Pacific arrowUp0.3%
United Kingdom arrowDown0.7%
Americas 0.0%
Cash arrowUp0.8%

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 :

1.40%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/08/1999
w/o sales charge 9.86% -10.09% 3.74% 2.76% 7.51% 3.64%
Lipper Category Avg. International Small/Mid-Cap Growth 13.44% -7.29% 6.57% 4.14% 8.93% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap 12.18% -7.24% 6.17% 4.25% 8.61% 7.66%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.40%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.40%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 03/08/1999
w/o sales charge 12.22% -9.17% 6.26% 2.43% 8.72% 3.76%
Lipper Category Avg. International Small/Mid-Cap Growth 15.15% -5.30% 8.75% 3.81% 9.95% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap 13.27% -5.74% 8.57% 3.91% 9.54% 7.74%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.40%

Year Fund Returns S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap
2018 -23.89% -18.41%
2017 37.65% 32.37%
2016 -3.59% 3.79%
2015 9.67% 5.92%
2014 -6.24% -3.42%
2013 30.78% 26.06%
2012 20.32% 18.55%
2011 -15.37% -14.49%
2010 21.12% 21.96%
2009 49.14% 45.07%
2008 -51.27% -
2007 4.07% -
2006 28.61% -
2005 25.40% -
2004 20.74% -
2003 42.91% -
2002 -21.77% -
2001 -31.15% -
2000 -23.45% -
1999 29.83% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 9.51% 2.47% - - 7.85%
2018 -1.70% -4.33% -3.62% -16.02% -23.89%
2017 9.82% 9.34% 8.39% 5.77% 37.65%
2016 -1.32% -4.26% 7.25% -4.84% -3.59%
2015 6.65% 5.52% -7.15% 4.95% 9.67%
2014 1.08% 2.26% -7.84% -1.58% -6.24%
2013 9.16% -0.41% 11.82% 7.58% 30.78%
2012 15.18% -9.17% 10.18% 4.38% 20.32%
2011 1.17% 2.32% -20.98% 3.45% -15.37%
2010 4.25% -11.72% 19.54% 10.10% 21.12%
2009 -11.15% 36.78% 22.68% 0.04% 49.14%
2008 -12.51% -4.96% -24.94% -21.93% -51.27%
2007 4.81% 7.14% -1.86% -5.57% 4.07%
2006 12.96% -2.97% 3.46% 13.41% 28.61%
2005 1.59% 1.56% 13.39% 7.18% 25.40%
2004 9.24% 2.27% -4.14% 12.74% 20.74%
2003 -5.87% 18.55% 11.95% 14.40% 42.91%
2002 -3.95% -0.90% -20.21% 2.99% -21.77%
2001 -19.61% -0.95% -19.62% 7.56% -31.15%
2000 15.69% -13.39% -0.45% -23.26% -23.45%
1999 - 7.12% -1.01% 20.27% 29.83%

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Countryas of 07/31/2019

Country Assets
Japan 19.2%
United Kingdom 11.0%
Germany 7.5%
Ireland 6.6%
Canada 5.2%
Italy 5.0%
Sweden 4.0%
Spain 3.8%
United States 3.3%
Netherlands 2.8%
Switzerland 2.7%
Australia 2.7%
France 2.6%
Hong Kong 2.1%
Indonesia 2.1%
Portugal 2.0%
Philippines 2.0%
China 1.8%
Republic of Korea 1.8%
Guernsey 1.7%
Cayman Islands 1.4%
Denmark 1.1%
Taiwan 1.0%
Israel 1.0%
Bermuda 0.7%
Belgium 0.6%
India 0.6%
Finland 0.5%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Europe ex-U.K. arrowDown0.2%
Japan arrowDown0.2%
Asia/Pacific arrowUp0.3%
United Kingdom arrowDown0.7%
Americas 0.0%
Cash arrowUp0.8%

Portfolio Positioning as of 06/30/2019

  • The portfolio is overweight in the financials sector where we favor insurance companies.  We believe insurance firms are well capitalized, are returning capital to shareholders and still have levers to pull on efficiency. Additionally, we are seeing a better 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 are selectively adding to 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 believe these companies are priced attractively, providing a strong entry point.
  • We maintain our long term exposure to Emerging Markets and more specifically our exposure to firms in the Philippines, where we believe there is strong economic growth and inflation is under control.
  • 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 07/31/2019

Weighted Average Market Cap.
2.7 B
P/E Ratio
17.3x
P/B Ratio
1.7x
Number of Holdings
98
Total Net Assets
$594.68 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  06/28/2019

Contributors

Holding Contribution
United Drug plc 0.5%
Filinvest Land, Inc. 0.4%
C&C Group plc 0.3%
Hitachi High-Technologies Corp. 0.3%
Cae Inds Inc 0.3%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
Entertainment One Ltd ( -0.3%
Glenveagh Properties Pl -0.2%
Technopro Holdings Inc -0.2%
GUD Holdings Ltd. -0.2%
Vermilion Energy, Inc. -0.2%

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 08/22/2019
$0
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
12/17/2018 12/18/2018 12/18/2018 $0.09800 $14.36

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 $14.36

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 07/31/2019

1.40%

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