GW&K U.S. Small Cap Growth Fund  (ATASX)

Fund Overview

Fund Overview

Share Class

N

Morningstar | Style Box

V B G L M S

NAV | as of 09/21/2017

$4.46
+$0.01 (+0.22%)

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

Fund Inception 11/30/2000

YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR INCEP.
ATASX 12.50 24.15 3.17 7.88 5.30 9.61
Russell 2000® Growth Index 9.97 24.40 7.64 13.98 7.82 7.11

Expense Ratios

  • Gross Expense Ratio: 1.30%
  • Net Expense Ratio: 1.22%
  • Expense Cap Expiration Date: 02/28/2018

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Objective

The Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation by primarily investing in U.S. small cap, growth-oriented stocks.

Why Consider

  • Provides investors with exposure to a portfolio of U.S. small 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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Joseph C. Craigen, CFA

Joseph C. Craigen, CFA

Principal

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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 $0.005500 $0.005500
      Oct 10, 2016 $2.360600 $2.360600
      Dec 30, 2015 $11.967200 $11.967200
      Dec 30, 2014 $2.744300 $2.744300
      Dec 30, 2013 $2.162400 $0.044000 $2.118400
      Dec 28, 2012 $1.976700 $0.433200 $1.543500
      Dec 29, 2011 $2.016900 $2.016900
      Dec 29, 2010 $0.449800 $0.449800
      Dec 14, 2007 $0.965900 $0.965900
      Dec 15, 2006 $1.138000 $1.138000
      Dec 17, 2004 $1.004300 $0.287900 $0.716400
      Dec 19, 2003 $2.030300 $1.095400 $0.934900
      Dec 21, 2001 $0.102000 $0.018600 $0.079600 $0.003800
      Sep 20, 2001 $0.010000 $0.010000
      Jun 15, 2001 $0.015000 $0.015000

Growth of $10,000 (Hypothetical)

Since Inception 11/30/2000 to 08/31/2017 = $46,418.20

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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

MarketAxess Holdings Inc 2.84%
Grand Canyon Education Inc 2.62%
Burlington Stores Inc 2.45%
Medidata Solutions Inc 2.39%
Power Integrations Inc 2.34%
Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc 2.23%
Pool Corp 2.21%
WageWorks Inc 2.08%
Five Below Inc 2.08%
Tyler Technologies Inc 2.07%
% in Top 10 Holdings 23.31%
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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

GW&K U.S. Small Cap Growth Fund

The Fund primarily invests in small cap, growth oriented 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 55-90 stocks.  GW&K intends for the Fund's portfolio to be diversified as to companies and industries.

Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss in declining markets.

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.

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 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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