GW&K Small Cap Core Fund  (GWEIX)

Fund Overview

Fund Overview

Share Class

I

NAV | as of 10/26/2020

$26.50
-$0.43 (-1.60%)

Morningstar | Style Box

V B G L M S

Overall Morningstar Rating


Rated against 579 Small Growth funds as of 09/30/2020

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Growth of $10,000 (Hypothetical)

Since Inception 07/27/2009 to 09/30/2020 = $37,192.25

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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 primarily investing in U.S. small cap stocks.

Why Consider

  • Provides investors with exposure to a portfolio of small cap companies which may offer a greater universe of opportunities
  • 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
  • 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
Daniel L. Miller, CFA

Daniel L. Miller, CFA

Partner and Director of Equities

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Jeffrey W. Thibault, CFA

Jeffrey W. Thibault, CFA

Partner and Portfolio Manager

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Performance

Performance

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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: 0.96%
  • Net Expense Ratio: 0.95%
  • Expense Cap Expiration Date: 05/01/2021

Distributions & Pricing


    • Calendar Year Distributions

    • Ex-Date Total Distribution Income Short-term Cap Gains Long-term Cap Gains
      Dec 16, 2019 $1.433300 $0.063000 $1.370300
      Dec 27, 2018 $3.080700 $0.057200 $0.097400 $2.926100
      Dec 27, 2017 $1.589900 $0.060000 $0.045300 $1.484600
      Dec 27, 2016 $1.156200 $0.098300 $1.057900
      Dec 28, 2015 $0.959800 $0.053600 $0.060000 $0.846200
      Dec 26, 2014 $1.393100 $0.039400 $0.191200 $1.162500
      Dec 26, 2013 $0.873300 $0.070700 $0.802600
      Dec 26, 2012 $0.479500 $0.121500 $0.358000
      Dec 27, 2011 $0.016000 $0.016000
      Dec 28, 2010 $0.057400 $0.057400
      Dec 28, 2009 $0.084800 $0.084800

Risk & Return Stats

As of: 09/30/2020

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Portfolio & Holdings

Portfolio & Holdings

Top Holdings (Equity)

As of: 09/30/2020

Ritchie Bros Auctioneers Inc 2.23%
Lithia Motors Inc, Class A 2.12%
Texas Roadhouse Inc, Class A 1.93%
UFP Industries Inc 1.93%
Syneos Health Inc, Class A 1.92%
Grand Canyon Education Inc 1.82%
Paylocity Holding Corp 1.81%
LHC Group Inc 1.74%
STAG Industrial Inc 1.73%
Virtusa Corp 1.63%
% in Top 10 Holdings 18.86%
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Sector Allocation (Equity)

As of: 09/30/2020

Investment Approach

Investment Approach

GW&K Small Cap Core Fund

  • GW&K believes companies with consistent, long-term, above-average and sustainable earnings growth will drive enhanced stock price performance over time
  • GW&K believes most money managers overlook the sustainability of earnings growth by focusing on short-term fundamentals and stock price movements
  • GW&K believes companies that can generate sustainable earnings growth possess these key attributes: (1) A high-quality management team focused on enhancing long-term value for shareholders and (2) strong products or services in attractive niche markets
  • GW&K believes they add value through their fundamental research process. Their disciplined long-term research focus allows them to develop a deep understanding of their targeted companies

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About

About GW&K Investment Management

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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