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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 02/28/2019

Total Net Assets
$675.29 M
Inception Date
09/28/2007
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Fund Expense Ratio
1.45%
Number of Holdings
100
CUSIP
543915441

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.45%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge 8.97% -16.25% 6.73% 1.89% 12.52% 1.99%
Lipper Category Avg. International Small/Mid-Cap Growth 11.01% -11.02% 9.53% 3.38% 13.31% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap 10.93% -9.89% 10.34% 4.10% 13.11% 3.22%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.45%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.45%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge -23.93% -23.93% 0.32% 0.73% 9.56% 1.24%
Lipper Category Avg. International Small/Mid-Cap Growth -18.78% -18.78% 2.85% 1.76% 10.46% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap -18.41% -18.41% 3.88% 2.78% 10.00% 2.32%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.45%

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Countryas of 02/28/2019View Portfolio

Country Assets
Japan 21.9%
Canada 9.8%
United Kingdom 8.3%
Germany 6.3%
Ireland 5.9%
Spain 5.1%
Italy 4.7%
Netherlands 4.1%
Sweden 4.0%
Australia 3.3%
France 2.7%
Philippines 2.5%
China 2.4%
United States 2.2%
Hong Kong 2.2%
Finland 1.9%
Guernsey 1.6%
Portugal 1.3%
Denmark 1.2%
Indonesia 1.2%
Switzerland 1.1%
Cayman Islands 1.0%
Israel 1.0%
India 0.9%
Turkey 0.7%
Taiwan 0.5%
Republic of Korea 0.5%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Europe ex-U.K. arrowDown1.5%
Japan arrowUp2.8%
Asia/Pacific arrowDown3.3%
Americas arrowUp1.5%
United Kingdom arrowDown0.8%
EMEA arrowDown0.1%
Cash arrowUp1.4%

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 :

1.45%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge 8.97% -16.25% 6.73% 1.89% 12.52% 1.99%
Lipper Category Avg. International Small/Mid-Cap Growth 11.01% -11.02% 9.53% 3.38% 13.31% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap 10.93% -9.89% 10.34% 4.10% 13.11% 3.22%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.45%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.45%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 09/28/2007
w/o sales charge -23.93% -23.93% 0.32% 0.73% 9.56% 1.24%
Lipper Category Avg. International Small/Mid-Cap Growth -18.78% -18.78% 2.85% 1.76% 10.46% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap -18.41% -18.41% 3.88% 2.78% 10.00% 2.32%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.45%

Year Fund Returns S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap
2018 -23.93% -18.41%
2017 37.65% 32.37%
2016 -3.58% 3.79%
2015 9.53% 5.92%
2014 -6.20% -3.42%
2013 30.79% 26.06%
2012 20.18% 18.55%
2011 -15.27% -14.49%
2010 21.09% 21.96%
2009 49.00% 45.07%
2008 -51.17% -
2007 3.96% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 - - - - 8.75%
2018 -1.72% -4.35% -3.66% -16.00% -23.93%
2017 9.86% 9.27% 8.38% 5.80% 37.65%
2016 -1.24% -4.28% 7.17% -4.82% -3.58%
2015 6.60% 5.51% -7.20% 4.94% 9.53%
2014 1.06% 2.27% -7.85% -1.51% -6.20%
2013 9.21% -0.42% 11.76% 7.61% 30.79%
2012 15.17% -9.20% 10.21% 4.27% 20.18%
2011 1.28% 2.31% -20.98% 3.48% -15.27%
2010 4.37% -11.77% 19.57% 9.98% 21.09%
2009 -11.16% 36.76% 22.68% -0.04% 49.00%
2008 -12.50% -4.96% -24.92% -21.79% -51.17%
2007 4.82% 7.10% -1.90% -5.60% 3.96%

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Countryas of 02/28/2019

Country Assets
Japan 21.9%
Canada 9.8%
United Kingdom 8.3%
Germany 6.3%
Ireland 5.9%
Spain 5.1%
Italy 4.7%
Netherlands 4.1%
Sweden 4.0%
Australia 3.3%
France 2.7%
Philippines 2.5%
China 2.4%
United States 2.2%
Hong Kong 2.2%
Finland 1.9%
Guernsey 1.6%
Portugal 1.3%
Denmark 1.2%
Indonesia 1.2%
Switzerland 1.1%
Cayman Islands 1.0%
Israel 1.0%
India 0.9%
Turkey 0.7%
Taiwan 0.5%
Republic of Korea 0.5%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Europe ex-U.K. arrowDown1.5%
Japan arrowUp2.8%
Asia/Pacific arrowDown3.3%
Americas arrowUp1.5%
United Kingdom arrowDown0.8%
EMEA arrowDown0.1%
Cash arrowUp1.4%

Portfolio Positioning as 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 an Indian housing finance company and by adding to a position in an Indonesian bank. The purchases increased the portfolio’s overweight 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 adding to positions in a Japanese REIT and German real estate investment company. This reduced the portfolio’s underweight position in the sector relative to the benchmark.
  • We reduced the portfolio’s allocation to the information technology sector with the sale of its position in a Hong Kong-based consumer electronic products company and the decrease of a position in a Japanese system consulting services company. The sales increased the portfolio’s underweight position in the sector, relative to the portfolio’s benchmark.
  • We also decreased the portfolio’s allocation to the consumer staples sector with the decrease of its position in a Spanish food manufacturer, decreasing the portfolio’s overweight position in the sector, relative to the benchmark.
  • We increased the portfolio’s allocation to North America, shifting the portfolio’s underweight position to an overweight position, relative to the benchmark. We also increased the portfolio’s allocation to the Emerging Markets to 9.4%, increasing its overweight position relative to the benchmark. The portfolio remains overweight in Emerging Markets and Western Europe and underweight in Japan, the United Kingdom, and Asia Developed, relative to the benchmark.

Portfolio Details as of 02/28/2019

Weighted Average Market Cap.
2.4 B
P/E Ratio
14.6x
P/B Ratio
1.6x
Portfolio Turnover Ratio as of 10/31/2018
81.9%
Number of Holdings
100
Total Net Assets
$675.29 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  12/31/2018

Contributors

Holding Contribution
Elastic N V 0.1%
HIS Co. Ltd. 0.1%
Vaneck Vectors Etf Tr J 0.1%
Britvic plc 0.1%
Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd. 0.1%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
accesso Technology Group plc -0.7%
Technopro Holdings Inc -0.5%
Vermilion Energy, Inc. -0.5%
Applus Services Sa -0.5%
en-japan Inc. -0.5%

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 03/22/2019
$0
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
12/17/2018 12/18/2018 12/18/2018 $0.16780 $13.68

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 $13.68

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 02/28/2019

1.45%

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