Chicago Equity Partners Small Cap Value Fund  (CESIX)

Fund Overview

Fund Overview

Share Class

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Morningstar | Style Box

V B G L M S

NAV | as of 11/22/2017

$10.87
-$0.03 (-0.28%)

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

Fund Inception 12/31/2014

YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR INCEP.
CESIX 4.07 19.88 - - - 9.12
Russell 2000® Value Index 5.68 20.55 12.12 13.27 7.14 9.66

Expense Ratios

  • Gross Expense Ratio: 1.66%
  • Net Expense Ratio: 0.95%
  • Expense Cap Expiration Date: 05/01/2018

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Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by identifying market inefficiencies in the prices of U.S. small cap companies.

Why Consider

  • An experienced investment team known for its disciplined investment approach which seeks to identify market inefficiencies in the prices of U.S. small cap companies
  • Utilizes a proprietary risk model and a disciplined approach to taking only those risks for which Chicago Equity Partners believe it will be appropriately compensated
  • Combines sophisticated quantitative methods with a qualitative implementation plan
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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William C. Murray

William C. Murray

Director and Portfolio Manager at Chicago Equity Partners

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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
      Apr 25, 2017 $1.734200 $1.209700 $0.524500
      Dec 27, 2016 $0.119200 $0.119200
      Dec 28, 2015 $0.082500 $0.082500

Sector Allocation (Equity)

Quarter Ending: 09/30/2017

Top Holdings (Equity)

Quarter Ending: 09/30/2017

Wintrust Financial Corp 1.96%
Vishay Intertechnology Inc 1.66%
American Equity Investment Life Holding Co 1.61%
Lexington Realty Trust 1.42%
Valley National Bancorp 1.40%
DiamondRock Hospitality Co 1.40%
ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc 1.36%
Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc 1.34%
Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc 1.26%
Xenia Hotels & Resorts Inc 1.24%
% in Top 10 Holdings 14.65%
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Characteristics & Stats

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Investment Approach

Investment Approach

Chicago Equity Partners Small Cap Value Fund

Chicago Equity Partners’ investment philosophy is based on well-established financial and behavioral theory. CEP seeks to generate alpha by exploiting market inefficiencies through a systematic, risk-controlled process.

Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in stocks of small cap companies. The Fund primarily invests in common stock and preferred stock of U.S. small cap companies. The Fund will ordinarily invest in approximately 150-400 stocks.

Additional Fund Highlights

Utilizes a proprietary risk model and a disciplined approach to taking only those risks for which Chicago Equity Partners believe it will be appropriately compensated.

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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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