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Address And Details

4500 Main St. , Kansas City, MO 64111
Fund Manager Team Managed
Manager Tenure

Strategy And Objective

The fund seeks capital growth. The funds assets will be invested primarily in equity securities of companies that are small-sized at the time of purchase and are located in foreign developed countries or emerging market countries. If the companies in which the fund invests are successful, these companies may grow into medium- and large-sized companies. In addition, if the portfolio managers determine that the availability of small-sized companies in which to invest is not adequate to meet the funds investment needs, the portfolio managers may invest in medium- and large-sized companies. The portfolio managers look for stocks of companies they believe will increase in value over time, using an investment strategy developed by the funds investment advisor. In implementing this strategy, the portfolio managers use a bottom-up approach to stock selection. This means that the managers make their investment decisions based primarily on their analysis of individual companies, rather than on broad economic forecasts. Management of the fund is based on the belief that, over the long term, stock price movements follow growth in earnings, revenues and/or cash flow. Using a variety of analytical research tools, the portfolio managers track financial information for individual companies to identify and evaluate trends in earnings, revenues and other business fundamentals. Under normal market conditions, the fund s portfolio managers seek securities of companies whose earnings, revenues or key business fundamentals are not only growing, but growing at an accelerating pace. This includes companies whose growth rates, although still negative, are less negative than prior periods, and companies whose growth rates are expected to accelerate. Other analytical techniques help identify additional signs of business improvement, such as increasing cash flows, or other indications of the relative strength of a companys business. These techniques, along with integration of ESG risks and opportunities, help the portfolio managers buy or hold the stocks of companies they believe have favorable growth prospects and sell the stocks of companies whose characteristics no longer meet their criteria. In addition to locating strong companies with earnings, revenue and/or cash flow growth, the portfolio managers believe that it is important to diversify the funds holdings across different countries and geographical regions in an effort to manage the risks of an international portfolio. For this reason, the portfolio managers also consider the prospects for relative economic growth among countries or regions, economic and political conditions, expected inflation rates, currency exchange fluctuations and tax considerations when making investments.

Net Asset Value

as of 5:05 PM ET 12/07/2021


  • 1 Week
  • +3.15%
  • 1 Month
  • -6.69%
  • 3 Months
  • -6.20%
  • 1 Yr Return
  • +7.48%
  • 5 Yr Return
  • +64.87%

Equity Sector Breakdown

Technology 17.71%
IndustrialCyclical 16.34%
RetailTrade 13.49%
Health 10.79%
Services 9.18%
Finance 8.72%
NonDurables 4.13%
ConsumerDurables 2.85%
Energy 1.61%
Utilities n/a

Asset Allocation

Asset Type % Of Allocation
Stocks 99.05%
ForeignStocks 88.04%
Preferred 0.47%
Cash 0.00%
Bonds 0.00%
Convertible 0.00%
Other 0.00%
ForeignBonds 0.00%
ForeignHedged 0.00%
Total Net Assets 617.54 M

Risk Measures

Criteria 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
Alpha -1.24 -3.00 -2.79
Beta 0.98 0.98 0.98
R Squared 0.82 0.71 0.67
Std Deviation 19.94 17.84 15.55
Sharpe Ratio 1.02 0.85 n/a

Purchase Information

as of 5:08 PM ET 12/06/2021
Minimum Initial $2500
Minimum Additional $50
Minimum Initial IRA $0


Timeframe Average Annual Current Performance Monthly As Of 11/30/2021 Average Annual Current Performance Quarterly As Of 09/30/2021 Avg Annual Current Performance Monthly As Of 11/30/2021 Avg Annual Current Performance Quarterly As Of 09/30/2021
1 Year
  • +10.01%
  • +24.54%
+10.01% +24.54%
3 Year
  • +16.86%
  • +12.75%
+16.86% +12.75%
10 Year
  • +11.55%
  • +13.02%
+11.55% +13.02%
Life Of Fund
  • +11.59%
  • +11.94%
+11.59% +11.94%

Top 10 Holdings

Symbol Company Name % Of Assets
4483 T JMDC INC 1.32%
3288.T OPEN HOUSE CO LTD 1.30%

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