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Value Opportunities – Breaking out of the Style Box with our Best Ideas

Portfolio Manager David Green covers a number of topics, including:

  • A review of what distinguishes Value Opportunities in the marketplace
  • The current dichotomy between value and growth
  • Where we are finding opportunities today

 

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The fund is non-diversified and may invest in foreign securities, junk bonds, derivatives, or small/mid cap companies.  Please read the fund prospectus for a full list of fund risks.

The portfolio manager’s views and opinions expressed in this podcast are as of January 26, 2022. Such views are subject to change and may differ from others in the firm, or the firm as a whole. The portfolio manager’s comments may include estimated and/or forecasted views, which are believed to be based on reasonable assumptions within the bounds of current and historical information. However, there is no guarantee that any estimates, forecasts or views will be realized. Any discussion or view on a particular company, asset class/segment, industry/sector and/or investment type are not investment recommendations, should not be assumed to be profitable, and are subject to change.

Top ten holdings as of 3/31/22 as a % of the Fund’s net assets: F5 Inc. 7.2%, General Electric Co. 6.6%, Microsoft Corp. 5.3%, Alphabet Inc. 4.9%, General Motors Co. 4.5%, Range Resources Corp. 4.0%, Stagwell Inc. 3.9%, Oracle Corp. 3.6%, Credit Suisse Group AG 3.0%, and Discovery Inc. 3.0%. Fund holdings and/or sector allocations are subject to change and are not recommendations to buy or sell any security. Diversification does not assure a profit nor protect against loss in a declining market.

The Russell 3000® Value Index includes stocks from the Russell 3000® Index with lower price-to-book ratios and lower expected growth rates. The Russell 3000® Growth Index includes companies that display signs of above average growth. The index is used to provide a gauge of the performance of growth stocks in the U.S. The indices do not reflect the payment of transaction costs, fees and expenses associated with an investment in the Fund. The Fund’s value disciplines may prevent or restrict investment in major stocks in the benchmark indices.

Market capitalization refers to the total dollar market value of a company's outstanding shares of stock; price-to-book measures the market's valuation of a company relative to its book value; price-to-earnings measures share price relative to the annual net income earned by the firm per share; price-to-normal earnings is the current market price per share divided by normalized earnings per share; earnings per share (EPS) is a company's net profit divided by the number of common shares it has outstanding; basis point is a unit equal to 1/100th of 1% and is used to denote the change in a financial instrument; enterprise value to EBITDA compares the total value of a company’s operations (EV) relative to its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA); exploration and production (E&P); free cash flow is the amount of cash which remains in a business after all expenditures have been paid; price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) is the measure of the share price relative to the annual net income earned by the firm per share; and price-to-book is the price of a stock divided by its book value. Earnings growth is not a measure of the Fund's future performance.

Investing in equity securities have greater risks and price volatility than U.S. Treasuries and bonds, where the price of these securities may decline due to various company, industry, and market factors. Investing in foreign as well as emerging markets involves additional risk such as greater volatility, political, economic, and currency risks and differences in accounting methods. Investing in smaller, medium-sized and/or newer companies involves greater risks not associated with investing in large company stocks, such as business risk, significant stock price fluctuations and illiquidity. Investing in debt securities typically decreases in value when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities.

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