SouthernSun U.S. Equity Fund  (SSECX)

Fund Overview

Fund Overview

Share Class

C

Morningstar | Style Box

V B G L M S

NAV | as of 04/25/2018

$13.07
+$0.07 (+0.54%)

Quarterly Performance (%) |
vs. Benchmark as of 03/31/2018

Fund Inception 04/10/2012

YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR INCEP.
SSECX -4.91 0.92 0.22 5.27 - 7.71
Russell 2500® Index -0.24 12.31 8.15 11.55 10.28 13.56
Russell Midcap® Index -0.46 12.20 8.01 12.09 10.21 13.81
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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. Performance Data shown does not reflect the 2.00% redemption fee imposed on the shares held 60 days or less; otherwise, total returns would be reduced.

Expense Ratios

  • Gross Expense Ratio: 1.96%
  • Net Expense Ratio: 1.96%
  • Expense Cap Expiration Date: N/A

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Objective

Seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing in small to mid cap U.S. companies.

Why Consider

  • May be appropriate for investors looking to gain exposure to primarily small and mid cap domestic equity securities
  • SouthernSun employs a fundamental, bottom-up investment approach that relies on an investment team of sector generalists with a global perspective
  • The Fund typically invests in 20-40 companies the manager believes are niche dominant and attractively valued with financial flexibility and uniquely fitted management teams
Michael W. Cook, Sr.

Michael W. Cook, Sr.

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer

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Performance

Performance

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Returns & Distributions

As of 03/31/2018

    • Ex-Date Total Distribution Income Short-term Cap Gains Long-term Cap Gains
      Dec 28, 2015 $0.470300 $0.470300
      Dec 26, 2014 $0.316500 $0.149300 $0.167200
      Mar 27, 2014 $0.088800 $0.004190 $0.084610
      Dec 20, 2013 $0.158500 $0.075000 $0.083500
      Dec 20, 2012 $0.869400 $0.052200 $0.139200 $0.678000

Growth of $10,000 (Hypothetical)

Since Inception 04/10/2012 to 03/31/2018 = $15,585.09

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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. Performance Data shown does not reflect the 2.00% redemption fee imposed on the shares held 60 days or less; otherwise, total returns would be reduced.

Top Holdings (Equity)

As of: 12/31/2017

Darling Ingredients Inc 6.41%
Clean Harbors Inc 5.44%
Centene Corp 5.43%
Trinity Industries Inc 5.37%
Timken Co 5.33%
Newfield Exploration Co 5.08%
Murphy USA Inc 5.03%
Polaris Industries Inc 4.90%
Western Union Co 4.84%
Hanesbrands Inc 4.75%
% in Top 10 Holdings 52.58%
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MPT Stats

As of: 03/31/2018

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Sector Allocation (Equity)

As of: 12/31/2017

Investment Approach

Investment Approach

SouthernSun U.S. Equity Fund

SouthernSun seeks to achieve the Fund’s investment objective by investing primarily in common stocks of small- to middle-capitalization U.S. companies that SouthernSun selects using a research-driven, value-oriented investment strategy. The Fund defines the investable universe of small- to middle-capitalization securities to include securities of issuers with a market capitalization at the time of purchase within the capitalization range of companies in the Russell 2500™ Index and/or the Russell Midcap Index during the most recent 12-month period (based on month-end data). The Fund typically invests in 20-40 companies SouthernSun believes are niche dominant and attractively valued with financial flexibility and uniquely fitted management teams. When selecting companies for investment, SouthernSun seeks opportunities that it believes have the following characteristics:

  • SouthernSun prefers companies that have strong internally generated discretionary cash flow and organic revenue growth
  • Management Capability: SouthernSun prefers management teams with measurable, transparent goals that are held accountable for performance. This applies to multiple levels of management from the CEO and CFO to less senior management
  • Niche Dominance: SouthernSun prefers companies that it believes exhibit competitive advantages through superior products, process controls and technologies

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About

About SouthernSun Asset Management

Background

Founded in 1989, SouthernSun is a Memphis-based firm that specializes in small and mid cap investing. The firm employs a fundamental, bottom-up, research-intensive investment approach that relies on an investment team of sector generalists with a global perspective.

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Founded

1989


Headquarters

Memphis, TN


Affiliate Since

2014


AUM

$3.8B

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