Performance

as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
-9.16 3.61 4.22 4.94 6.04
Benchmark (%)   -4.34 5.53 5.22 4.08 5.07
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   -4.46 5.67 5.48 4.13 -
Morningstar Ranking   - - - - -
Lipper Category Avg. (%)   - 6.58 5.27 3.78 -
Lipper Ranking  
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
-4.25 4.15 -4.25 -9.16 11.23 22.97 61.96 84.14
Benchmark (%)   0.24 7.41 0.24 -4.34 17.54 28.99 49.11 67.24
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   0.10 6.84 0.10 -4.46 18.00 30.58 49.89 -
Morningstar Ranking   - - - 1,043/1,218 828/991 587/774 121/421 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%)   -2.18 6.55 -2.18 -5.38 21.31 29.94 46.15 -
Lipper Ranking   176/211 175/187 111/158 14/74
as of
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Return (%)   -7.26 14.05 23.65 4.54 -2.08
Benchmark (%)   -7.35 16.13 22.80 4.16 -2.36
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   -7.93 15.84 25.19 2.79 -1.69


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 (%)
IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC 5.23
COMCAST CORPORATION 5.22
AUTOZONE INC 5.13
MASTERCARD INC 4.77
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 4.74
DANAHER CORPORATION 4.57
UNION PACIFIC CORPORATION 4.15
ASTRAZENECA PLC 4.00
MEDTRONIC PLC 3.99
NOVO NORDISK A/S 3.78

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 29-Apr-2016

% of Market Value

Health Care

26.1%

11.9%

Industrials

20.9%

10.6%

Information Technology

16.1%

14.2%

Consumer Discretionary

13.9%

12.7%

Consumer Staples

8.9%

10.5%

Financials

7.7%

20.7%

Energy

3.5%

6.9%

Materials

2.4%

5.1%

Cash and Derivatives

0.6%

0.0%

Utilities

-

3.4%

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

as of 29-Apr-2016

% of Market Value

North America

61.2%

55.9%

Europe

32.4%

21.8%

Asia Pacific Basin

3.0%

12.1%

Emerging Markets

2.9%

10.1%

Cash and Derivatives

0.6%

0.0%

  • Fund

  • Benchmark

as of 29-Apr-2016

% of Market Value

United States

61.2%

52.7%

United Kingdom

18.6%

6.6%

Sweden

6.1%

1.0%

Denmark

3.8%

0.7%

Netherlands

3.3%

1.0%

Israel

3.0%

0.2%

India

2.9%

0.8%

Jersey, Channel Islands

0.6%

-

Cash and Derivatives

0.6%

0.0%

Peru

-

0.1%

  • 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-Apr-2016

% of Market Value

Cash and Derivatives

0.6%

0.0%

Large Cap ->$10bn

90.7%

86.1%

Mid Cap - $2-$10bn

5.9%

13.7%

Small Cap -<$2bn

2.9%

0.3%

  • 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

  • Lipper Leader Ratings
  • Expense   :
     
  • Preservation   :
     
  • 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 188, 11,672, 189, 75 and 189 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Global Multi-Cap Growth classification.

KEY FACTS

Size of Class (Millions)

as of 27-May-2016

$54.8 M
Size of Fund (Millions)

as of 27-May-2016

$370.0 M
Share Class launch date Nov 4, 2005
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category World Stock
Lipper Classification Global Multi-Cap Growth
Benchmark Index MSCI All Country World Index (Net Total Return)
CUSIP 09251W403

Net, Including Investment Related Expenses   0.95%
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 0.95%
Expense Ratio 0.98%

Distribution Frequency   Annual
Number of Holdings

as of 29-Apr-2016

31
Max Offer Price

as of 27-May-2016

$11.18
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent

as of 30-Apr-2016

71%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 29-Apr-2016

23.18
P/B Ratio  

as of 29-Apr-2016

2.82
Average Market Cap (Millions)  

as of 29-Apr-2016

$77,065.7 M

Alpha (3y)  

as of 29-Apr-2016

-0.04
R-Squared (3y)

as of 29-Apr-2016

89.72
Beta (3y)

as of 29-Apr-2016

0.93

Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 30-Nov-2013

10.89%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 29-Feb-2016

-10.39%

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