Fund Notice

Effective March 19, 2021, the subadviser of AMG Managers LMCG Small Cap Growth Fund (the “Fund”) changed from LMCG Investments, LLC to GW&K Investment Management, LLC (“GW&K”). The appointment of GW&K is pursuant to an interim subadvisory agreement in anticipation of shareholder approval of a definitive subadvisory agreement. Also effective March 19, 2021, the Fund changed its name to AMG GW&K Small Cap Fund II and changed its principal investment strategies and principal risks. Furthermore, effective May 21, 2021, the Fund changed its name to AMG GW&K Small/Mid Cap Growth Fund and made changes to its principal investment strategies. For more information regarding these and other changes to the Fund, please see the Fund’s prospectus.

This is part of a larger strategic business initiative to transition to a fund lineup entirely sub-advised by AMG Affiliates. We believe clients will benefit from a streamlined platform wholly focused on AMG Affiliates’ high-conviction investment offerings, including fee reductions, subject to shareholder approval, across all the strategies involved in the transition. Please see this Fund’s prospectus for further details on the fee reduction.

Fund Overview

Fund Overview

Share Class

N

NAV | as of 05/20/2022

$13.06
-$0.02 (-0.15%)

Morningstar | Style Box

V B G L M S

Overall Morningstar Rating


Rated against 582 Small Growth funds as of 03/31/2022

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Growth of $10,000 (Hypothetical)

Since Inception 11/03/2010 to 04/30/2022 = $31,417.55

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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. 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.

Objective

The Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing in small to mid cap stocks exhibiting consistent, sustainable earnings growth.

Why Consider

  • Provides investors with exposure to a portfolio of small and mid cap growth companies
  • Manages risk with a sell discipline and exposure limits for each company and diversification of sector and growth profiles embedded in the portfolio construction process
  • Employs a fundamental, research-oriented investment process that is built on the belief that a company’s ability to generate consistent, long-term sustainable earnings growth will drive enhanced stock price performance over time

Daniel L. Miller, CFA

PARTNER AND DIRECTOR OF EQUITIES

Joseph C. Craigen, CFA

PARTNER AND PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Performance

Performance

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Returns

Trailing Returns

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. 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. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized.

Expense Ratios

  • Gross Expense Ratio: 1.20%
  • Net Expense Ratio: 1.00%
  • Expense Cap Expiration Date: 03/01/2023

Distributions & Pricing

Distributions

Calendar Year Distributions

Ex-Date Total Distribution Income Short-term Cap Gains Long-term Cap Gains
Mar 24, 2021 $10.027500 $5.902400 $4.125100
Dec 16, 2020 $1.017200 $1.017200
Dec 30, 2015 $0.002700 $0.001000 $0.001700
Dec 30, 2014 $0.535900 $0.308500 $0.227400
Dec 30, 2013 $2.033700 $1.679500 $0.354200
Dec 28, 2012 $0.891200 $0.804200 $0.087000

Risk & Return Stats

As of: 04/30/2022

3YR 5YR 10YR
Alpha
Alpha is a measure of performance on a risk-adjusted basis. Alpha takes the volatility (price risk) of a security or mutual fund and compares its risk-adjusted performance to a benchmark index. The excess return of the security or fund relative to the return of the benchmark index is a fund's alpha.
1.97 1.18 -0.34
Standard Deviation
Standard Deviation is a measure of the dispersion of a set of data from its mean. The more spread apart the data, the higher the deviation. Standard deviation is calculated as the square root of variance.
22.71 21.40 19.01
Sharpe Ratio
Sharpe Ratio is a risk-adjusted measure developed by William Sharpe. It is calculated using standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk. First, the average monthly return of the 90-day Treasury bill (over a 36-month period) is subtracted from the portfolio's average monthly return. The difference in total return represents the portfolio's excess return beyond that of the 90-day Treasury bill, a risk-free investment. An arithmetic annualized excess return is then calculated by multiplying this monthly return by 12. To show a relationship between excess return and risk, this number is then divided by the standard deviation of the portfolio's annualized excess returns. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better the portfolio's historical risk-adjusted performance.
0.36 0.46 0.54
Upside Capture Ratio (%)
Upside Capture Ratio (%) is a measure of a manager's performance in up markets relative to a particular benchmark. An up market is one in which the market's quarterly (or monthly) return is greater than or equal to zero. For example, a ratio of 50% means that the portfolio's value increased half as much as its benchmark index during up markets.
96.69 98.93 101.63
Downside Capture Ratio (%)
Downside Capture Ratio (%) measures a manager's performance in down markets relative to a particular benchmark. A down market is one in which the market's quarterly (or monthly) return is less than zero. For example, a ratio of 50% means that the portfolio's value fell half as much as its benchmark index during down markets.
94.69 97.60 101.12
Beta
Beta measures the relationship between the portfolio's excess return over T-bills (representing a risk-free rate) relative to the excess return of the portfolio's benchmark. A low beta does not imply that the portfolio has a low level of volatility; rather, a low beta means that the portfolio's market-related risk is low. Beta is often referred to as systematic risk.
0.93 0.97 1.01
R-Squared
R-Squared ranges from 0 to 100 and reflects the percentage of a portfolio's movements that are explained by movements in its benchmark index. A portfolio with an R-squared of 100 means that all movement is completely explained by benchmark index movement. Thus, a portfolio that invests only in S&P 500 stocks will have an R-squared very close to 100. Conversely, a low R-squared indicates that very little of the portfolio's movement is explained by benchmark movement. An R-squared measure of 35, for example, means that movements in its benchmark index can explain only 35% of the portfolio's movements. R-squared is used to ascertain the significance of a particular beta or alpha and generally a higher R-squared will indicate more useful alpha and beta figures.
93.47 93.25 89.64
Tracking Error (%)
Tracking Error (%) , which is often referred to as the active risk of the portfolio, measures how closely a manager's returns track the returns of a benchmark index. Specifically, tracking error measures the standard deviation of the excess returns a portfolio generates compared to its benchmark. This gives an indication of the volatility of a portfolio versus its benchmark. If a manager tracks a benchmark closely, then tracking error will be low. If a manager tracks a benchmark perfectly, then tracking error will be zero.
6.07 5.60 6.12
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Portfolio & Holdings

Portfolio & Holdings

Top Holdings (Equity)

As of: 03/31/2022

Gartner Inc 3.04%
Catalent Inc 2.54%
Paylocity Holding Corp 2.38%
Manhattan Associates Inc 2.21%
Matador Resources Co, Class A 2.18%
HubSpot Inc 2.07%
Rapid7 Inc 2.03%
Entegris Inc 2.01%
Ritchie Bros Auctioneers Inc 1.80%
Globant SA 1.79%
% in Top 10 Holdings 22.05%
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Sector Allocation (Equity)

As of: 03/31/2022

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Investment Approach

Investment Approach

GW&K Small/Mid Cap Growth Fund

The Fund primarily invests in small and mid cap growth companies. The Fund identifies new investments based on five attributes:

  1. Company Management: The Fund seeks companies with experienced, tenured, high-quality management
  2. Growth Profile: The Fund favors companies with business models that have typically delivered consistent long-term growth
  3. Market Positioning: The Fund targets leading companies in attractive and defensible niche markets
  4. Financial Strength: The Fund invests in companies with strong financial characteristics
  5. Valuation: The Fund will seek attractive valuation relative to industry, peers, and own company history

The Fund will ordinarily invest in approximately 55-85 stocks. GW&K intends for the Fund’s portfolio to be diversified as to companies and industries.

Additional Fund Highlight

Risk management parameters, including exposure limits for each company and diversification of sector and growth profiles, are embedded in the portfolio construction process.

GW&K Small/Mid Cap Growth Fund Introduction

An introduction to GW&K Investment Management and the AMG GW&K Small/Mid Cap Growth Fund

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About

Background

GW&K Investment Management is a dynamic investment management firm that offers asset allocation, active equity and fixed income investment solutions to help meet the needs of a diverse client base. GW&K’s founding principles of applying rigorous fundamental research, focusing on quality and maintaining a long-term view still guide its investment process today.

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Founded

1974


Headquarters

Boston, MA


Affiliate Since

2008

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