The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation through investments in equity securities of companies with a small market capitalization. The Adviser currently defines small market capitalization as securities within the range of the Russell 2000 Value® Index at the time of investment. The market cap range of the index changes daily, and as a result, the capitalization of small cap companies in which the Fund invests will also change.
Our philosophy is to deliver above average long-term results, while reducing portfolio risk through the application of a disciplined, opportunistic, and unique investment strategy. Our investment team uses a bottom-up, fundamental approach to stock selection focusing the majority of the portfolio on companies undergoing internal corporate restructuring.
Smaller and medium-sized company stocks are more volatile and less liquid than larger more established company securities.
|Gross Expense Ratio (Class A Shares)||1.42%|
|Gross Expense Ratio (Class I Shares)||1.17%|
|Net Expense Ratio*|
|*The Fund's adviser has contractually agreed to waive a portion of its management fee or reimburse the Fund if total ordinary operating expenses during the current fiscal year as a percentage of the Fund's average net assets exceed 1.39% for Class A Shares and 1.14% for Class I Shares. The waiver excludes expenses related to taxes, interest charges, dividend expenses incurred on securities that a Fund sells short, litigation expenses, and other extraordinary expenses, brokerage commissions and other charges relating to the purchase and sale of portfolio securities. The waiver is in effect through January 31, 2018 and neither the Fund’s adviser nor the Fund can discontinue the agreement prior to its expiration.|
Fund Profile - as of December 31, 2016
|Total Net Assets||$1,038,256,939|
|Number of Holdings||59|
|Asset Allocation %|
|Cash & Equivalents||0.0%|
|Category||3 Yrs & Overall
Stars / #Funds
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