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Venture Fund

Moderate Small-Cap Growth Equities
NAV As of 12/14/18 $67.50

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Fund Facts

Details Performance (As of 12/14/18) Morningstar (As of 11/30/18)
04/30/85 Inception Date
$3.29B Total Net Assets (As of 11/30/18)
GROSS 1.78%
NET 1.78%
Annual Expense Ratio
(As of fiscal year end 09/30/17)
Morningstar Fee Level (As of 11/30/18)
Fee Level Group
Small Cap Level Load
(out of 224 funds)
Morningstar Fee Level Low
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-1.56% 1 Day Return
-4.50% YTD Return @NAV
-5.45% YTD Return @CDSC
Category
Small Growth
bronze Analyst Rating
LARGE VALUE
LARGE BLEND
LARGE GROWTH
MID VALUE
MID BLEND
MID GROWTH
SMALL VALUE
SMALL BLEND
SMALL GROWTH
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Important Morningstar Information

Overview

Client Commitment

A moderately positioned small-cap growth fund seeking to provide consistent relative returns with lower volatility than the index. Invests in small-cap companies with differentiated business models and sustainable competitive advantages that we believe are positioned to grow market share regardless of economic conditions.

Why Invest in the Fund

    Unique Business Models

  1. Seeks small cap companies that are differentiated from competitors – differentiated business model, innovative approach or unique products or services – that are using their competitive advantages to grow over a multi-year time frame.
  2. Deep, Specialized Team

  3. In-depth fundamental research supported by broad team of analysts and team of small-mid cap specialists, and a portfolio management team with experience identifying small-cap companies early in their life cycle.
  4. Moderate Approach to Growth

  5. Offers potential for capital appreciation through exposure to small and fast growing companies with a focus on resilient business models positioned to weather a variety of market environments.

Top Quintile Risk-Adjusted Returns with Lower Volatility than a Majority of Peers

5 year risk/reward rankings in Morningstar Small Growth Category (660 funds) as of 9/30/18

As of 9/30/18, Venture Fund Class I Shares 3-year percentile rankings in the Morningstar Small Growth category (706 funds): 42nd for Alpha, 31st for Sharpe Ratio, 74th for Standard Deviation and 64th for Beta.
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Performance

RETURNS

(As of 09/30/2018)
(As of 11/30/2018)
Inception: Apr 30, 1985 3M YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
Class C Shares @NAV 5.35% 16.55% 20.94% 17.06% 12.11% 14.23% 11.61%
Class C Shares @CDSC 4.35% 15.55% 19.94% 17.06% 12.11% 14.23% 11.61%
Russell 2000® Growth Index 5.52% 15.76% 21.06% 17.98% 12.14% 12.65% 8.70%
Russell 2000® Index 3.58% 11.51% 15.24% 17.12% 11.07% 11.11% 10.08%
Inception: Apr 30, 1985 3M YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
Class C Shares @NAV -11.98% 4.10% 4.20% 9.13% 8.62% 17.26% 11.18%
Class C Shares @CDSC -12.86% 3.10% 3.22% 9.13% 8.62% 17.26% 11.18%
Russell 2000® Growth Index -13.36% 2.69% 2.81% 9.97% 8.22% 15.55% 8.26%
Russell 2000® Index -11.62% 0.98% 0.57% 10.08% 7.50% 14.04% 9.70%
Returns quoted are past performance and do not guarantee future results; current performance may be lower or higher. Investment returns and principal value will vary; there may be a gain or loss when shares are sold.
CDSC returns include a 1% contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC) on Shares redeemed within 12 months of purchase. Net Asset Value (NAV) returns exclude this charge, which would have reduced returns.
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Performance for Class C Shares that includes periods prior to 5/6/11, reflects the performance of one or more share classes of the Fund, adjusted, where applicable and permitted, for differing fees and expenses. See the Fund’s prospectus for further details concerning historical performance.

MORNINGSTAR PERCENTILE

(As of 09/30/2018)
(As of 11/30/2018)
1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR SINCE INCEPTION
Percentile Ranking (%) 62 65 45 26 36
Small Growth Category
Rank/Count
473/728 452/701 298/660 161/591 16/53
1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR SINCE INCEPTION
Percentile Ranking (%) 67 77 41 19 32
Small Growth Category
Rank/Count
477/693 516/670 267/629 121/566 14/49

CALENDAR YEAR PERFORMANCE

GROWTH OF A $10,000 HYPOTHETICAL INVESTMENT

Source: Morningstar, Inc.
This graph compares fund performance to that of the fund’s Morningstar category average and benchmark(s).

RETURNS-BASED STATISTICS

(As of 11/30/18 CLASS I SHARES)

RISK / REWARD
VS. RUSSELL 2000® GROWTH INDEX

3 YEAR 5 YEAR
Information Ratio 0.07 0.36
Alpha 1.47 2.29
Tracking Error 3.75 4.10
Beta 0.86 0.88
R-Squared (%) 94.82 93.13

UP AND DOWN MARKET CAPTURE (%)
VS. RUSSELL 2000® GROWTH INDEX

3 YEAR 5 YEAR
Up Capture Ratio 87.94 94.41
Down Capture Ratio 81.60 85.70

STANDARD DEVIATION

3 YEAR 5 YEAR
Venture Fund 13.59 13.99
Russell 2000® Growth Index 15.36 15.33

SHARPE RATIO

3 YEAR 5 YEAR
Venture Fund 0.68 0.65
Russell 2000® Growth Index 0.59 0.50

ANNUAL FEES & EXPENSES

(As of Fiscal Year End, 09/30/17)

CLASS C SHARES
Management Fees 0.64%
12b-1 Fees 1.00%
Other Expenses 0.14%
Total Gross Expenses 1.78%
Waivers 0.00%
Total Net Expenses 1.78%
Information Regarding Sales Charge Reductions and Waivers
Net expense ratios reflect the expense waiver, if any, contractually agreed to through 2/1/19.

Characteristics

Index represents the Russell 2000® Growth Index.

TOP HOLDINGS

(As of 11/30/2018)

% of Fund
Nice Ltd (ADR) 2.24
Euronet Worldwide Inc 2.23
HEICO Corp 2.22
SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc 2.04
STERIS PLC 2.01
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc 1.90
Catalent Inc 1.84
LPL Financial Holdings Inc 1.62
Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc 1.48
Sensient Technologies Corp 1.47
TOTAL 19.05

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

(As of 11/30/18)

FUND INDEX
Number of Holdings
Equity Issues
131
1239
Market Capitalization
Weighted Average
$4.45B
$2.50B
Portfolio Turnover Rate
(1-year trailing)
27.31%
-
Price/Earnings Ratio
(1-year forward)
26.62
27.27
Price/Book Ratio
(1-year forward)
4.56
5.57
Earnings Growth Rate
(1-year forward)
24.59%
31.80%

DEVELOPED VS. EMERGING MARKET

(As of 11/30/18)

% OF FUND % OF INDEX
U.S. 90.61 99.90
Non-U.S. Developed 7.25 0.06
Non-U.S. Emerging 0.93 0.04
Cash & Equivalents 1.21 -

SECTOR ALLOCATION

(As of 11/30/18)

% OF FUND % OF INDEX
Information Technology 30.29 17.45
Health Care 23.50 26.93
Industrials 17.71 18.02
Consumer Discretionary 10.31 14.82
Financials 6.65 7.67
Materials 4.45 3.43
Real Estate 1.94 2.81
Energy 1.81 1.94
Consumer Staples 1.57 3.03
Communication Services 0.56 3.29
Cash & Equivalents 1.21 -

MARKET CAPITALIZATION RANGE OF EQUITY HOLDINGS

(As of 11/30/2018)

% OF FUND % OF INDEX
$10B to $50B 9.00 0.11
$5B to $10B 26.27 6.19
$1B to $5B 52.03 78.64
$500M to $1B 9.72 9.58
$250M to $500M 1.18 4.02
$100M to $250M 0.45 1.21
Under $100M 0.11 0.10
N/A 0.03 0.15

REGIONAL ALLOCATION

(As of 11/30/18)

% OF FUND % OF INDEX
North America 92.46 99.95
Africa/Mideast 3.05 -
Europe 2.35 0.03
Asia/Pacific Ex Japan 0.93 0.02
Cash & Equivalents 1.21 -

Commentary & Literature

3Q18 Portfolio Commentary Highlights

  • Small-cap stocks gained significant ground during the period.
  • The Fund outperformed its benchmark during the period.
  • We remain concerned about excessive valuations in pockets of the small-cap market.

Read The Full Commentary