GW&K Small/Mid Cap Fund  (GWGIX)

Fund Notice:

Effective February 27, 2017, the Fund's Principal Investment Strategies changed from a small cap growth investment strategy to one that primarily invests in common stock and preferred stock of U.S. small- and mid-capitalization companies with either growth or value-oriented characteristics.

N shares of the Fund are only available for sale to the public in the states of AK, AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VI, and WY.

Fund Overview

Fund Overview

Share Class

I

Morningstar | Style Box

V B G L M S

NAV | as of 09/21/2017

$10.63
-$0.01 (-0.09%)

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

Fund Inception 06/30/2015

YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR INCEP.
GWGIX 8.27 19.27 - - - 3.03
Russell 2500® Index 5.97 19.84 6.93 14.04 7.42 7.44

Expense Ratios

  • Gross Expense Ratio: 4.54%
  • Net Expense Ratio: 0.96%
  • Expense Cap Expiration Date: 05/01/2018

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Objective

The Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation by primarily investing in small to mid cap stocks exhibiting growth and value characteristics.

Why Consider

  • Provides investors with exposure to a portfolio of small and mid cap companies which may offer a greater universe of opportunities
  • 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

Daniel L. Miller, CFA

Partner, Director of Equities

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Jeffrey W. Thibault, CFA

Jeffrey W. Thibault, CFA

Partner

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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
      Dec 27, 2016 $0.005000 $0.005000

Sector Allocation (Equity)

Quarter Ending: 06/30/2017

Top Holdings (Equity)

Quarter Ending: 06/30/2017

MarketAxess Holdings Inc 2.37%
RPM International Inc 2.06%
Gartner Inc, Class A 1.96%
American Campus Communities Inc 1.72%
Tyler Technologies Inc 1.69%
SVB Financial Group 1.68%
Align Technology Inc 1.66%
Zebra Technologies Corp, Class A 1.65%
West Pharmaceutical Services Inc 1.64%
Cognex Corp 1.55%
% in Top 10 Holdings 17.98%
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Characteristics & Stats

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Investment Approach

Investment Approach

GW&K Small/Mid Cap Fund

The Fund primarily invests in small and mid cap, 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 to be fully invested and diversified by style, sector and growth profile



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.

About

About GW&K Investment Management

Background

GW&K is a dynamic investment management firm that offers 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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