I shares of the Fund are only available for sale to the public in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
Effective February 27, 2017, the share classes offered and/or fees paid by certain of our Funds are being restructured to better align with the needs of our investors. These changes may affect the amount of fees you will pay as an investor. Please review the Fund's prospectus for details.
Fund Facts (as of 12/31/2016)
||MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index
||TimesSquare Capital Management, LLC
|Fund Net Assets:
Share Class Facts
(Gross / Net)
|2.14% / 1.35%
Initial / Subsequent
|$100,000 / $100
|Minimum IRA Investment:
Initial / Subsequent
|$25,000 / $100
The Fund's investment manager has contractually agreed, through at least May 1, 2018, to limit Fund operating expenses. The net expense ratio reflects this limitation, while the gross expense ratio does not. Please refer to the Fund's prospectus for additional information on the Fund's expenses.
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The Fund generally invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities of issuers located in emerging market countries, and at least 80% of its net assets in securities of small capitalization companies. The Fund will primarily invest in small-cap companies located in emerging market countries, allocating investments across different countries and regions.
The Fund's portfolio normally consists of between 40 to 100 securities. To gain exposure to foreign issuers, the Fund also may invest in American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) and other depositary receipts of non-U.S. listed companies, exchange-traded funds and participatory notes. The investments may include those in frontier market countries.
TimesSquare, the Fund's subadvisor, uses a bottom-up investment process driven by fundamental research conducted by its investment analysts. TimesSquare also applies a macro overlay to monitor and mitigate country risks through active management. Under normal market conditions, TimesSquare seeks to maintain a growth-oriented focus and invest the Fund's assets pursuant to the following core principles:
- Revenue growth and profitability drive equity returns over the long term
- Early-stage and traditional growth companies provide the greatest opportunity
- Risk management, with respect to the Fund's portfolio, should focus on avoiding losing money, rather than minimizing tracking error against the benchmark
- A disciplined investment process requires consistently identifying opportunities, evaluating potential returns and responding with timely buy/sell decisions
Where This Fund May Fit As Part Of Your Asset Allocation
This Fund may be appropriate as part of your overall investment allocation if you are:
- Looking to gain exposure to small-cap companies located in emerging market countries
- Seeking long-term capital appreciation
- Willing to accept short-term volatility of returns
Investors should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. For this and other information, please call 800.835.3879 or download a free prospectus. Read it carefully before investing or sending money.
A short-term redemption fee of 2% will be charged on shares held for less than 60 days.
Investments in international securities are subject to certain risks of overseas investing including currency fluctuations and changes in political and economic conditions, which could result in significant market fluctuations.
The Fund is subject to the risks associated with investments in emerging markets, such as erratic earnings patterns, economic and political instability, changing exchange controls, limitations on repatriation of foreign capital and changes in local governmental attitudes toward private investment, possibly leading to nationalization or confiscation of investor assets. Such risks may be magnified for securities in frontier emerging markets.
The Fund is subject to risks associated with investments in small-capitalization companies, such as erratic earnings patterns, competitive conditions, limited earnings history and a reliance on one or a limited number of products.
The Fund is subject to currency risk resulting from fluctuations in exchange rates that may affect the total loss or gain on a non-U.S. Dollar investment when converted back to U.S. Dollars.
The Fund may invest in derivatives, such as options and futures; the complexity and rapidly changing structure of derivatives markets may increase the possibility of market losses.
Companies that are in similar businesses may be similarly affected by particular economic or market events; to the extent the Fund has substantial holdings within a particular sector, the risks associated with that sector increase.
The Fund invests in growth stocks, which may be more sensitive to market movements because their prices tend to reflect
future investor expectations rather than just current profits.
The Fund has been in existence for less than one year. Short-term performance may not represent meaningful portrayal of a fund’s performance history; results for longer periods may differ, in some cases, substantially.