Brandywine Fund  (BRWIX)

Fund Overview

Fund Overview

Share Class

I

Morningstar | Style Box

V B G L M S

NAV | as of 11/16/2017

$45.56
+$0.64 (+1.42%)

Quarterly Performance (%) |
vs. Benchmark as of 09/30/2017

Fund Inception 12/30/1985

YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR INCEP.
BRWIX 17.92 18.87 10.19 12.57 2.23 10.16
Russell 3000® Growth Index 20.43 21.87 12.65 15.18 9.03 -
Russell 3000® Index 13.91 18.71 10.74 14.23 7.57 10.55
S&P 500 Index 14.24 18.61 10.81 14.22 7.44 -

Expense Ratios

  • Gross Expense Ratio: 1.11%
  • Net Expense Ratio: 1.11%
  • Expense Cap Expiration Date: N/A

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Objective

Seeks to provide capital appreciation by investing in primarily U.S. companies across the capitalization range.

Why Consider

  • May be appropriate for investors looking to gain exposure to primarily U.S. companies of all sizes
  • Fund's portfolio management team relies on intensive, bottom-up fundamental research to isolate companies with strong earnings fundamentals
  • The Fund targets companies experiencing rapid earnings growth that sell at reasonable multiples of earnings estimates and show promise to positively surprise Wall Street

Fund Managers

Scott W. Gates

Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer

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Performance

Performance

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Returns & Distributions

as of 09/30/2017

    • Ex-Date Total Distribution Income Short-term Cap Gains Long-term Cap Gains
      Oct 30, 2008 $0.114500 $0.114500
      Dec 28, 2007 $0.806360 $0.196940 $0.609420
      Oct 30, 2007 $4.416160 $1.642140 $2.774020
      Dec 28, 2006 $0.179100 $0.179100
      Oct 26, 2006 $0.067520 $0.067520
      Oct 27, 2000 $16.106670 $6.505760 $9.600910
      Dec 21, 1999 $1.643040 $0.245000 $1.398040
      Oct 27, 1999 $1.477710 $1.477710
      Oct 26, 1998 $0.337585 $0.264391 $0.073194
      Oct 27, 1997 $7.023427 $2.660094 $4.363333
      Dec 27, 1996 $0.278871 $0.221060 $0.057811
      Oct 25, 1996 $1.068505 $0.125950 $0.942555
      Oct 26, 1995 $3.844860 $3.101620 $0.743240
      Oct 25, 1994 $1.452550 $1.452550
      Dec 30, 1993 $0.225000 $0.063000 $0.162000
      Oct 25, 1993 $2.647630 $1.369810 $1.277820
      Dec 30, 1992 $0.285200 $0.285200
      Oct 23, 1992 $0.267010 $0.010630 $0.256380
      Dec 30, 1991 $0.110000 $0.030000 $0.065000 $0.015000
      Oct 24, 1991 $2.132950 $0.097100 $1.083850 $0.952000
      Dec 28, 1990 $0.170000 $0.170000
      Oct 24, 1990 $1.106300 $0.110250 $0.996050
      Dec 28, 1989 $0.170000 $0.165000 $0.005000
      Oct 24, 1989 $0.546000 $0.033400 $0.512600
      Oct 24, 1988 $0.038000 $0.038000
      Dec 29, 1987 $0.018700 $0.018700
      Oct 23, 1987 $0.862600 $0.862600
      Oct 23, 1986 $0.029520 $0.029520

Growth of $10,000 (Hypothetical)

Since Inception 12/30/1985 to 10/31/2017 = $221,739.16

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The performance data shown represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For performance information through the most recent month end please call 800.835.3879 or visit our website at amgfunds.com. From time to time, the advisor has waived fees or reimbursed expenses, which may have resulted in higher returns. The listed returns and yields of the Fund are net of expenses, and the returns and yields of the indices exclude expenses. For time periods where the fund inception date preceded the benchmark, the benchmark data will not be shown.

Top Holdings (Equity)

Quarter Ending: 09/30/2017

Alphabet Inc, Class A 2.20%
Facebook Inc, Class A 2.18%
Broadcom Ltd 2.17%
Albemarle Corp 2.10%
Trade Desk Inc, Class A 1.96%
Cigna Corp 1.94%
T-Mobile US Inc 1.90%
Amazon.com Inc 1.90%
Netflix Inc 1.89%
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 1.84%
% in Top 10 Holdings 20.08%
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MPT Stats

Month Ending: 10/31/2017

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Sector Allocation (Equity)

Quarter Ending: 09/30/2017

Investment Approach

Investment Approach

Brandywine Fund

The Fund employs Friess Associates' research-driven investment process. This process seeks to capitalize on the relationship between earnings performance and stock prices by isolating companies experiencing rapid earnings growth that sell at reasonable multiples of earnings estimates and show promise to positively surprise Wall Street.

The Fund maintains the flexibility to pursue companies that meet its criteria regardless of market cap or industry.

Portfolio characteristics, including sector weightings and market caps, result from a true bottom-up approach and do not reflect the composition of any market index.  

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About

About Friess Associates

Background

Friess Associates is a growth-oriented manager driven by individual company research that seeks to isolate companies with fundamental profiles that position them for share price appreciation.

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Founded

1974


Headquarters

Greenville, DE


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$1.2B

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