PERFORMANCE

as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
-0.62 10.47 7.34 4.96 3.67
as of
  1m 3m YTD 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
0.93 1.48 5.73 -0.62 34.81 42.53 62.28 82.82
as of
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total Return (%)   16.52 -14.38 14.82 22.59 -5.34
Benchmark (%)   10.94 -13.71 16.83 15.29 -3.87
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   10.24 -13.97 18.29 19.44 -4.98


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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Holdings

as of 31-Jul-2015

Name Weight (%)
ASTRAZENECA PLC 6.22
VODAFONE GROUP PLC 5.62
LIBERTY GLOBAL PLC 4.95
MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION 4.45
KINGFISHER PLC 4.36
RECRUIT HOLDINGS CO LTD 4.33
TREND MICRO INCORPORATED 3.84
DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS INC 3.53
SHIRE PLC 3.30
DEUTSCHE POST AG 3.27

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 31-Jul-2015

% of Market Value

Europe

40.3%

48.0%

North America

21.9%

6.4%

Asia Pacific Basin

21.5%

25.3%

Emerging Markets

9.6%

20.4%

Cash and Derivatives

6.8%

0.0%

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

as of 31-Jul-2015

% of Market Value

United Kingdom

26.2%

14.8%

Japan

18.6%

16.5%

United States

18.0%

-

Cash and Derivatives

6.8%

0.0%

Netherlands

4.9%

2.1%

Canada

3.8%

6.4%

Germany

3.3%

6.6%

Israel

2.8%

0.5%

Korea (South), Republic of

2.5%

2.9%

Belgium

2.4%

1.0%

  • 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 31-Jul-2015

% of Market Value

Consumer Discretionary

25.1%

11.8%

Health Care

17.2%

9.6%

Industrials

16.5%

11.0%

Telecommunications

11.1%

5.3%

Financials

9.3%

27.7%

Information Technology

6.8%

7.1%

Cash and Derivatives

6.8%

0.0%

Consumer Staples

3.8%

10.3%

Materials

3.4%

7.1%

Energy

-

6.6%

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

as of 31-Jul-2015

% of Market Value

Cash and Derivatives

6.8%

0.0%

Large Cap ->$10bn

80.1%

80.4%

Mid Cap - $2-$10bn

13.1%

18.9%

Small Cap -<$2bn

-

0.7%

  • 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

KEY FACTS

Size of Class (Millions)

as of 01-Sep-2015

$126.0 M
Size of Fund (Millions)

as of 01-Sep-2015

$548.4 M
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Blend
Lipper Classification International Large-Cap Growth
Benchmark Index MSCI All Country World ex US Index (Net TR)
CUSIP 09248G404
Inception Date Oct 30, 1998

Net, Including Investment Related Expenses   1.00%
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 1.00%
Expense Ratio 1.23%

Max Offer Price

as of 01-Sep-2015

$13.66
Number of Holdings

as of 31-Jul-2015

34
Distribution Frequency   Annual
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent

as of 31-Aug-2015

128%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 31-Jul-2015

17.72
P/B Ratio  

as of 31-Jul-2015

2.18
Average Market Cap (Millions)  

as of 31-Jul-2015

$39,122.3 M

Alpha (3y)  

as of 31-Aug-2015

0.28
R-Squared (3y)

as of 31-Aug-2015

81.24
Beta (3y)

as of 31-Aug-2015

0.91

Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 30-Nov-2013

11.78%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 31-Jan-2015

-5.56%

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