Chicago Equity Partners Balanced Fund  (MBEYX)

Fund Overview

Fund Overview

Share Class

Z

NAV | as of 09/21/2017

$17.06
-$0.04 (-0.23%)

Overall Morningstar Rating



Rated against 723 Allocation--50% to 70% Equity funds as of 08/31/2017

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Quarterly Performance (%) |
vs. Benchmark as of 06/30/2017

Fund Inception 01/02/1997

YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR INCEP.
MBEYX 7.17 10.12 5.93 9.06 6.73 8.23
60% Russell 1000®/40% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond 6.47 10.44 6.76 9.76 6.80 7.55
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index 2.27 -0.31 2.48 2.21 4.48 5.29

Expense Ratios

  • Gross Expense Ratio: 0.89%
  • Net Expense Ratio: 0.84%
  • Expense Cap Expiration Date: 05/01/2018

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Objective

The Fund provides broad exposure to U.S. stocks and bonds, which can serve as the foundation of an investment program.

Why Consider

  • Provides broad exposure to U.S. stocks and bonds which can serve as the foundation of an investment program
  • Employs a proprietary risk management framework that is flexible, transparent and integrated in the firm's investment process
  • An experienced investment team known for its disciplined investment approach which combines quantitative and qualitative analysis to determine equity and fixed income asset allocation
Robert H. Kramer, CFA

Robert H. Kramer, CFA

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Chicago Equity Partners

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Patricia A. Halper, CFA

Patricia A. Halper, CFA

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Chicago Equity Partners

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Michael J. Budd

Michael J. Budd

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Chicago Equity Partners

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Curt A. Mitchell, CFA

Curt A. Mitchell, CFA

Chief Investment Officer Fixed Income and Portfolio Manager at Chicago Equity Partners

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Performance

Performance

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Returns & Distributions

as of 06/30/2017

    • Ex-Date Total Distribution Income Short-term Cap Gains Long-term Cap Gains
      Jun 27, 2017 $0.032700 $0.032700
      Mar 28, 2017 $0.032700 $0.032700
      Dec 27, 2016 $0.057900 $0.046100 $0.011800
      Sep 27, 2016 $0.053300 $0.053300
      Jun 27, 2016 $0.040200 $0.040200
      Mar 28, 2016 $0.040200 $0.040200
      Dec 28, 2015 $0.445100 $0.052600 $0.042200 $0.350300
      Sep 25, 2015 $0.028600 $0.028600
      Jun 25, 2015 $0.029000 $0.029000
      Mar 26, 2015 $0.041200 $0.041200
      Dec 26, 2014 $1.460600 $0.038900 $0.367600 $1.054100
      Sep 25, 2014 $0.032700 $0.032700
      Jun 25, 2014 $0.042800 $0.042800
      Mar 26, 2014 $0.031700 $0.031700
      Dec 26, 2013 $1.449400 $0.037700 $0.707200 $0.704500
      Sep 25, 2013 $0.030200 $0.030200
      Jun 25, 2013 $0.030200 $0.030200
      Mar 25, 2013 $0.027700 $0.027700
      Dec 26, 2012 $0.751500 $0.064900 $0.117100 $0.569500
      Sep 25, 2012 $0.070600 $0.070600
      Jun 26, 2012 $0.040300 $0.040300
      Mar 27, 2012 $0.035200 $0.035200
      Dec 27, 2011 $0.545400 $0.367900 $0.177500
      Sep 27, 2011 $0.045300 $0.045300
      Jun 27, 2011 $0.060400 $0.060400
      Mar 28, 2011 $0.045300 $0.045300
      Dec 28, 2010 $0.073100 $0.073100
      Sep 27, 2010 $0.055400 $0.055400
      Jun 25, 2010 $0.055400 $0.055400
      Mar 26, 2010 $0.052900 $0.052900
      Dec 28, 2009 $0.080600 $0.080600
      Sep 25, 2009 $0.050400 $0.050400
      Jun 25, 2009 $0.055500 $0.055500
      Mar 26, 2009 $0.055500 $0.055500
      Dec 26, 2008 $0.092900 $0.092900
      Sep 25, 2008 $0.075800 $0.075800
      Jun 25, 2008 $0.075800 $0.075800
      Mar 26, 2008 $0.065800 $0.065800
      Dec 26, 2007 $0.090900 $0.090900
      Sep 25, 2007 $0.076000 $0.076000
      Jun 26, 2007 $0.065900 $0.065900
      Mar 27, 2007 $0.075000 $0.075000
      Dec 26, 2006 $0.100000 $0.100000
      Sep 26, 2006 $0.075000 $0.075000
      Jun 27, 2006 $0.060000 $0.060000
      Mar 28, 2006 $0.055000 $0.055000
      Dec 27, 2005 $0.061000 $0.061000
      Sep 27, 2005 $0.050000 $0.050000
      Jun 27, 2005 $0.047000 $0.047000
      Mar 28, 2005 $0.045000 $0.045000
      Dec 28, 2004 $0.063000 $0.063000
      Sep 27, 2004 $0.045000 $0.045000
      Jun 25, 2004 $0.053000 $0.053000
      Mar 30, 2004 $0.052500 $0.052500
      Dec 19, 2003 $0.061500 $0.061500
      Sep 29, 2003 $0.059600 $0.059600
      Jun 27, 2003 $0.060900 $0.060900
      Mar 28, 2003 $0.092800 $0.092800
      Dec 20, 2002 $0.068700 $0.068700
      Sep 27, 2002 $0.093300 $0.093300
      Jun 27, 2002 $0.082200 $0.082200
      Mar 27, 2002 $0.073400 $0.073400
      Dec 20, 2001 $0.065600 $0.065600
      Sep 27, 2001 $0.078300 $0.078300
      Jun 28, 2001 $0.069000 $0.069000
      Mar 29, 2001 $0.082500 $0.082500
      Dec 21, 2000 $3.187700 $0.091700 $3.021800 $0.074200
      Sep 28, 2000 $0.080200 $0.080200
      Jun 29, 2000 $0.081800 $0.081800
      Mar 30, 2000 $0.074200 $0.074200
      Dec 30, 1999 $1.431200 $0.077700 $1.307000 $0.046500
      Sep 30, 1999 $0.069300 $0.069300
      Jun 30, 1999 $0.064300 $0.064300
      Mar 31, 1999 $0.078000 $0.078000
      Dec 31, 1998 $0.086000 $0.086000
      Sep 30, 1998 $0.080000 $0.080000
      Jun 30, 1998 $0.060000 $0.060000
      Mar 31, 1998 $0.184000 $0.184000
      Dec 31, 1997 $0.802000 $0.802000
      Sep 30, 1997 $0.075000 $0.075000
      Jun 30, 1997 $0.065000 $0.065000
      Mar 31, 1997 $0.050000 $0.050000

Growth of $10,000 (Hypothetical)

Since Inception 01/02/1997 to 08/31/2017 = $51,661.89

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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: 06/30/2017

Apple Inc 2.43%
Facebook Inc, Class A 1.73%
Alphabet Inc, Class A 1.66%
Microsoft Corp 1.33%
Amazon.com Inc 1.14%
Comcast Corp, Class A 1.09%
Baxter International Inc 0.86%
Rockwell Automation Inc 0.74%
Home Depot Inc 0.73%
UnitedHealth Group Inc 0.67%
% in Top 10 Holdings 12.38%
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MPT Stats

Month Ending: 08/31/2017

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Sector Allocation (Equity)

Quarter Ending: 06/30/2017

Investment Approach

Investment Approach

Chicago Equity Partners Balanced Fund

The Fund normally invests 50-75% of its total assets in equity securities and invests the remainder in bonds and other fixed income securities, as well as cash or cash equivalents. The equity portion of the Fund is invested primarily in a diversified portfolio of U.S. common stocks, as well as other U.S. and foreign securities, including convertible securities and warrants.

The Fund will invest at least 25% of its total assets in fixed income securities. For fixed income investments, CEP follows a disciplined investment process through all market cycles combining a quantitative process with a qualitative overlay and an experienced investment management team. The key elements of the process include sector allocation, security selection and risk management.

Additional Fund Highlight

Employs a proprietary risk management framework that is flexible, transparent and integrated in the firm's investment process (Equity Strategy)

Markets Are Cyclical, Your Success Should Not Be

If history has taught us anything, it is that markets are cyclical. They rise and they fall, and just when investors convince themselves that something has changed, the pattern continues. Investors who understand this about the markets possess a distinct advantage.
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About

About Chicago Equity Partners

Background

Chicago Equity Partners is a multi-asset class investment firm that delivers fundamentally oriented investment solutions to sophisticated institutional investors. The Firm employs a time-tested investment process in the management of equity and fixed income portfolios that takes into account client expectations of risk and return.

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