PERFORMANCE

as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
-2.45 16.69 14.16 8.92 10.11
Benchmark (%)   1.48 15.54 13.77 8.54 7.70
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   0.60 13.46 12.29 6.65 -
Lipper Ranking   92/133 32/110 20/84 11/57
as of
  1m 3m YTD 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
-1.07 2.34 4.97 -2.45 58.89 93.87 134.95 633.50
Benchmark (%)   -1.33 1.74 6.18 1.48 54.23 90.62 126.98 364.40
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   -2.22 0.51 3.44 0.60 46.05 78.52 90.43 -
Lipper Ranking   92/133 32/110 20/84 11/57
as of
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total Return (%)   18.72 -10.48 16.95 35.93 0.89
Benchmark (%)   26.13 -9.06 17.55 32.38 1.78
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   13.74 -7.93 15.84 25.19 2.79


The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.
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The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.

Holdings

as of 29-May-2015

Name Weight (%)
NUVASIVE INC. 1.35
MARCUS & MILLICHAP INC 1.28
TELEFLEX INCORPORATED 1.27
PFENEX INC 1.11
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. 1.07
OWENS & MINOR INC 1.04
CYRUSONE INC 0.99
STEEL DYNAMICS INC 0.95
VERINT SYSTEMS INC 0.95
SM ENERGY CO 0.94
Holdings subject to change

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 29-May-2015

% of Market Value

Financials

20.8%

22.8%

Industrials

15.3%

17.5%

Consumer Discretionary

15.0%

15.4%

Information Technology

13.6%

13.9%

Health Care

12.8%

10.0%

Materials

11.3%

7.9%

Energy

4.7%

4.1%

Consumer Staples

3.6%

4.5%

Telecommunications

1.3%

0.9%

Utilities

0.7%

3.0%

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

as of 29-May-2015

% of Market Value

North America

58.8%

55.3%

Europe

24.4%

19.0%

Asia Pacific Basin

8.9%

14.3%

Emerging Markets

7.3%

11.3%

Cash and Derivatives

0.6%

-

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

as of 29-May-2015

% of Market Value

United States

52.2%

51.8%

Canada

6.6%

3.5%

United Kingdom

6.5%

7.3%

Japan

5.9%

9.8%

France

3.9%

1.4%

Switzerland

3.1%

1.6%

Italy

3.0%

1.3%

China

2.2%

2.9%

Australia

2.2%

2.0%

India

1.8%

1.1%

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

Geographic exposure relates principally to the domicile of the issuers of the securities held in the product, added together and then expressed as a percentage of the product’s total holdings. However, in some instances it can reflect the country where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business.
as of 29-May-2015

% of Market Value

Cash and Derivatives

0.6%

-

Large Cap ->$10bn

2.5%

0.8%

Mid Cap - $2-$10bn

60.9%

56.4%

Small Cap -<$2bn

36.0%

42.8%

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management.

Allocations are subject to change.

Ratings

  • Morningstar Rating
     
  • Overall   :
  • 4
  • Overall Morningstar Rating for Global SmallCap Fund, CLASS INST, as of 30-Jun-2015 rated against 988 World Stock Funds.
  • Lipper Leader Ratings
  • Consistent Return   :
     
  • Total Return   :
     
  • Expense   :
     
  • Overall Lipper Leaders ratings based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for each measure over 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods (if applicable) and do not take into account the effects of sales charges for these categories (Consistent Return, Preservation, Total Return, Expense, and Tax Efficiency) as of 30-Apr-2015 out of 111, 11,277, 111, 47 and 111 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Global Small-/Mid-Cap Funds classification.

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

KEY FACTS

Size of Class (Millions)

as of 06-Jul-2015

$261.9 M
Size of Fund (Millions)

as of 06-Jul-2015

$1,075.3 M
Asset Class Equity
Lipper Classification Global Small-/Mid-Cap Funds
Morningstar Category World Stock
Benchmark Index MSCI AC World Small Cap Index
CUSIP 09252A509
Inception Date Oct 21, 1994

Net, Including Investment Related Expenses   1.03%
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 1.03%
Total Expense Ratio 1.03%

Max Offer Price

as of 06-Jul-2015

$25.41
Number of Holdings

as of 29-May-2015

195
Distribution Frequency   Annual
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent

as of 30-Jun-2015

77%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 29-May-2015

20.33
P/B Ratio  

as of 29-May-2015

1.96
Average Market Cap (Millions)  

as of 29-May-2015

$3,366.4 M

Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 30-Nov-2013

15.78%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 30-Sep-2014

-7.85%

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