PERFORMANCE

as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
9.55 20.93 17.04 11.67 14.99
Benchmark (%)   6.63 19.26 18.23 9.11 8.43
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   8.92 17.53 16.81 8.89 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%)   9.43 17.82 17.17 8.99 -
Lipper Ranking   225/425 33/369 176/333 12/236
as of
  1m 3m YTD 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
-1.26 0.72 5.92 9.55 76.86 119.59 201.58 999.27
Benchmark (%)   -2.07 -1.54 2.35 6.63 69.63 131.02 139.05 300.85
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   -0.52 0.44 5.88 8.92 62.33 117.50 134.45 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%)   -0.43 0.51 6.39 9.43 63.81 121.53 139.09 -
Lipper Ranking   225/425 33/369 176/333 12/236
as of
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total Return (%)   24.88 -9.17 10.90 40.00 12.75
Benchmark (%)   25.48 -1.55 17.28 34.76 13.22
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   24.61 -3.96 14.07 34.93 7.00


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 30-Jun-2015

Name Weight (%)
SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP INC 2.18
JARDEN CORP 1.69
REGIONS FINANCIAL CORPORATION 1.51
SNAP-ON INCORPORATED 1.45
BANKUNITED INC 1.42
HOST HOTELS & RESORTS INC 1.33
CROWN HOLDINGS INC 1.32
ROPER INDUSTRIES INC 1.32
EQUIFAX INC. 1.31
HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC 1.28
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Exposure Breakdowns

as of 30-Jun-2015

% of Market Value

Financials

19.1%

21.5%

Consumer Discretionary

17.6%

16.5%

Information Technology

16.4%

14.9%

Health Care

14.4%

10.6%

Industrials

11.9%

12.7%

Materials

5.9%

6.1%

Energy

4.1%

5.7%

Utilities

4.0%

5.4%

Consumer Staples

3.5%

5.5%

Cash and Derivatives

1.5%

-

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

as of 30-Jun-2015

% of Market Value

North America

98.5%

99.8%

Cash and Derivatives

1.5%

-

Europe

-

0.2%

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

as of 30-Jun-2015

% of Market Value

United States

98.2%

99.5%

Cash and Derivatives

1.5%

-

Canada

0.4%

0.2%

Norway

-

0.1%

Germany

-

0.1%

Ireland

-

0.0%

  • 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 30-Jun-2015

% of Market Value

Cash and Derivatives

1.5%

-

Large Cap ->$10bn

43.5%

55.2%

Mid Cap - $2-$10bn

41.3%

44.8%

Small Cap -<$2bn

13.8%

0.0%

  • 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 U.S. Opportunities Fund, CLASS INST, as of 30-Jun-2015 rated against 657 Mid-Cap Growth Funds.
  • Lipper Leader Ratings
  • Consistent Return   :
     
  • Preservation   :
     
  • 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-Jun-2015 out of 369, 11,330, 369, 170 and 369 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Mid-Cap Growth Funds classification.

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

KEY FACTS

Size of Class (Millions)

as of 28-Jul-2015

$884.6 M
Size of Fund (Millions)

as of 28-Jul-2015

$1,586.1 M
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Mid-Cap Growth
Lipper Classification Mid-Cap Growth Funds
Benchmark Index Russell MidCap Index
CUSIP 091929760
Inception Date May 1, 1998

Net, Including Investment Related Expenses   0.91%
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 0.91%
Total Expense Ratio 1.34%

Max Offer Price

as of 28-Jul-2015

$41.44
Number of Holdings

as of 30-Jun-2015

141
Distribution Frequency   Annual
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent

as of 30-Jun-2015

66%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 30-Jun-2015

20.58
P/B Ratio  

as of 30-Jun-2015

2.64
Average Market Cap (Millions)  

as of 30-Jun-2015

$11,869.4 M

Alpha (3y)  

as of 30-Jun-2015

0.11
R-Squared (3y)

as of 30-Jun-2015

91.48
Beta (3y)

as of 30-Jun-2015

1.06

Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 31-Mar-2013

12.61%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 30-Sep-2014

-3.03%

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