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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 12/31/2018

Total Net Assets
$650.66 M
Inception Date
12/13/1996
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Number of Holdings
96
CUSIP
543915854
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,500+

Expense Ratioas of 01/31/2019

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.20%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 12/13/1996
w/o sales charge 8.06% -21.76% 5.90% 3.25% 11.65% 4.77%
Lipper Category Avg. International Small/Mid-Cap Growth 8.27% -16.57% 8.02% 3.99% 12.23% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap 8.13% -15.86% 9.36% 4.72% 11.67% 6.90%
w/ sales charge 1.81% -26.26% 3.83% 2.03% 10.99% 4.49%

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 -23.74% -23.74% 0.54% 0.96% 9.74% 4.42%
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% 6.55%
w/ sales charge -28.12% -28.12% -1.43% -0.23% 9.09% 4.14%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.20%

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Countryas of 12/31/2018View Portfolio

Country Assets
Japan 19.1%
Canada 10.3%
United Kingdom 9.1%
Germany 6.8%
Ireland 5.7%
Spain 5.6%
Australia 4.8%
Italy 4.5%
Sweden 4.5%
Netherlands 4.2%
France 2.9%
Philippines 2.8%
China 2.2%
India 2.2%
Hong Kong 2.0%
Guernsey 1.7%
Finland 1.6%
Indonesia 1.5%
Switzerland 1.4%
Denmark 1.4%
Portugal 1.3%
United States 1.2%
Republic of Korea 1.1%
Israel 0.9%
Turkey 0.8%
Taiwan 0.5%
Cayman Islands 0.1%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Europe ex-U.K. arrowUp1.0%
Japan arrowDown2.2%
Asia/Pacific arrowUp1.9%
Americas arrowUp3.1%
United Kingdom arrowDown1.6%
EMEA arrowUp0.8%
Cash arrowDown3.2%

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 8.06% -21.76% 5.90% 3.25% 11.65% 4.77%
Lipper Category Avg. International Small/Mid-Cap Growth 8.27% -16.57% 8.02% 3.99% 12.23% -
S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap 8.13% -15.86% 9.36% 4.72% 11.67% 6.90%
w/ sales charge 1.81% -26.26% 3.83% 2.03% 10.99% 4.49%

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 -23.74% -23.74% 0.54% 0.96% 9.74% 4.42%
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% 6.55%
w/ sales charge -28.12% -28.12% -1.43% -0.23% 9.09% 4.14%

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 - - - - 9.49%
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 01/31/2019

NAV Historical Prices

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Countryas of 12/31/2018

Country Assets
Japan 19.1%
Canada 10.3%
United Kingdom 9.1%
Germany 6.8%
Ireland 5.7%
Spain 5.6%
Australia 4.8%
Italy 4.5%
Sweden 4.5%
Netherlands 4.2%
France 2.9%
Philippines 2.8%
China 2.2%
India 2.2%
Hong Kong 2.0%
Guernsey 1.7%
Finland 1.6%
Indonesia 1.5%
Switzerland 1.4%
Denmark 1.4%
Portugal 1.3%
United States 1.2%
Republic of Korea 1.1%
Israel 0.9%
Turkey 0.8%
Taiwan 0.5%
Cayman Islands 0.1%
Region Weighting Fund Change from Previous Quarter
Europe ex-U.K. arrowUp1.0%
Japan arrowDown2.2%
Asia/Pacific arrowUp1.9%
Americas arrowUp3.1%
United Kingdom arrowDown1.6%
EMEA arrowUp0.8%
Cash arrowDown3.2%

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 12/31/2018

Weighted Average Market Cap.
2.1 B
P/E Ratio
12.9x
P/B Ratio
1.5x
Portfolio Turnover Ratio as of 10/31/2018
81.9%
Number of Holdings
96
Total Net Assets
$650.66 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 02/22/2019
$0
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
12/17/2018 12/18/2018 12/18/2018 $0.17290 $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 02/22/2019

  Sales Charge Dealer's Concession Prices at Breakpoint
Less than $50,000 5.75% 5.00% $16.29
$50,000 to $99,999 4.75% 4.00% $16.12
$100,000 to $249,999 3.95% 3.25% $15.98
$250,000 to $499,999 2.75% 2.25% $15.78
$500,000 to $999,999 1.95% 1.75% $15.66
$1,000,000 to $5,000,000 0.00% 1.00% $15.35

Expense Ratioas of 01/31/2019

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