We pursue positive investment returns by opportunistically investing in equities, real estate investment trusts (REITs), fixed income securities, preferred stocks, ETFs (exchange traded funds, which may include leveraged and inverse ETFs), options, commodities, and money market funds. The Fund's management team will consider all asset classes and may invest in domestic as well as international securities. The team pursues investment opportunities with the most attractive risk/return profiles.
Our Equity funds focus on growing companies that can strengthen your portfolio—and your equity. We believe that we build fundamentally based equity funds focused on stability and risk-mitigation in evolving market environments—funds that seek to deliver long-term results for you.
We invest in companies that are gaining market share and exhibiting strong potential. We examine protective barriers around competitive advantages for each company, analyze financial results and develop expectations for the future.
Note: Equity securities are more volatile and carry more risk than other forms of investments.
How We Make Equity Funds Work For You:
We constantly seek to identify companies capable of generating solid returns for you. We also consider secular trends that lend themselves to long-term investment horizons.
We evaluate risk and reward based on our expectations of company fundamental performance.
We value assets relative to market and growth prospects.
We monitor our investments closely. If we believe the investment prospects are less than we expected, we remove the stock from the portfolio.
Equity securities are more volatile and carry more risk than other forms of investments. We manage net exposure and merit..
#1 out of 106 funds in the absolute return category for the Institutional Shares annualized for the five year period ended November 30, 2017.
Category: Lipper Absolute Return Funds (As of 6/30/2019
|Class A||Class C||Investor||Institutional|
|Net Asset Value||$12.92||$12.57||$12.87||$13.02|
|Gross Expense Ratio||1.73%||2.63%||1.88%||1.63%|
|Net Expense Ratio||1.28%||2.03%||1.28%||1.03%|
|Total Net Assets||$40,570,514|
|Number of Holdings||38|
|Mean (Average) Market Capitalization||$68.2 bil.|
Contractual fee waivers are in effect December 26, 2018 through December 31, 2019.