Performance

as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
-8.82 12.77 10.08 6.61 8.37
Benchmark (%)   -4.75 10.99 9.99 7.43 8.19
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   -7.76 8.36 7.57 6.04 -
Morningstar Ranking   - - - - -
Lipper Category Avg. (%)   - 8.26 7.55 5.96 -
Lipper Ranking  
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
-4.88 6.40 -4.88 -8.82 43.40 61.62 89.66 370.45
Benchmark (%)   0.58 7.14 0.58 -4.75 36.74 61.01 104.83 355.67
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   -1.84 7.28 -1.84 -7.76 27.22 44.05 79.70 -
Morningstar Ranking   - - - 413/719 30/640 76/574 148/428 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%)   -2.05 7.20 -2.05 -8.35 27.12 44.49 80.52 -
Lipper Ranking   207/396 20/347 36/316 82/227
as of
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Return (%)   -2.92 10.96 47.17 6.37 6.87
Benchmark (%)   -1.65 15.81 35.74 11.90 -0.20
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   -3.96 14.07 34.93 7.00 -0.95


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-Apr-2016

Name Weight (%)
CONSTELLATION BRANDS INC 3.95
GLOBAL PAYMENTS INC 3.76
SBA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION 3.42
LIBERTY INTE 3.18
FLEETCOR TECHNOLOGIES INC 3.15
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC 3.11
INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC 2.96
TRANSDIGM GROUP INC 2.92
UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 2.89
NETFLIX INC 2.85

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 29-Apr-2016

% of Market Value

Information Technology

32.4%

18.8%

Consumer Discretionary

24.6%

24.4%

Industrials

14.2%

16.2%

Health Care

10.4%

13.1%

Financials

4.6%

12.4%

Consumer Staples

4.0%

8.4%

Materials

3.9%

5.3%

Telecommunications

3.4%

0.4%

Energy

2.7%

1.0%

Cash and Derivatives

0.0%

-

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

as of 29-Apr-2016

% of Market Value

North America

99.0%

100.0%

Europe

1.0%

0.0%

Cash and Derivatives

0.0%

-

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

as of 29-Apr-2016

% of Market Value

United States

99.0%

100.0%

France

1.0%

-

Cash and Derivatives

0.0%

-

Canada

-

0.0%

United Kingdom

-

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 29-Apr-2016

% of Market Value

Cash and Derivatives

0.0%

-

Large Cap ->$10bn

55.4%

60.2%

Mid Cap - $2-$10bn

35.5%

39.2%

Small Cap -<$2bn

9.1%

0.6%

  • 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 Mid-Cap Growth Equity Fund, Class Inst, as of 30-Apr-2016 rated against 641 Mid-Cap Growth Funds.
  • Lipper Leader Ratings
  • Consistent Return   :
     
  • Total Return   :
     
  • 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-2016 out of 350, 11,672, 350, 166 and 350 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Mid-Cap Growth Funds classification.

KEY FACTS

Size of Class (Millions)

as of 05-May-2016

$96.7 M
Size of Fund (Millions)

as of 05-May-2016

$527.4 M
Inception Date Dec 27, 1996
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Mid-Cap Growth
Lipper Classification Mid-Cap Growth Funds
Benchmark Index Russell MidCap Growth Index
CUSIP 091928861

Net, Including Investment Related Expenses   1.06%
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 1.06%
Expense Ratio 1.06%

Distribution Frequency   Annual
Number of Holdings

as of 29-Apr-2016

51
Max Offer Price

as of 05-May-2016

$15.87
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent

as of 30-Apr-2016

95%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 29-Apr-2016

30.83
P/B Ratio  

as of 29-Apr-2016

4.56
Average Market Cap (Millions)  

as of 29-Apr-2016

$13,219.7 M

Alpha (3y)  

as of 29-Apr-2016

0.15
R-Squared (3y)

as of 29-Apr-2016

84.11
Beta (3y)

as of 29-Apr-2016

1.12

Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 30-Sep-2013

14.65%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 29-Feb-2016

-12.25%

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