Focused on Durable Growth 

In challenging markets, we believe that US companies at the intersection of profitability and reinvestment opportunity can unlock the power of compounding and deliver persistent growth potential for investors.

Attractive Growth Potential

We believe that investing in companies with high or improving returns-on-invested-capital and attractive reinvestment opportunities in their business can help generate compounding investment returns.

Disciplined Research

The team utilizes extensive, bottom-up fundamental research to identify large capitalization US companies with the strongest growth success attributes, including sound business plans, solid financial metrics and proven execution.

Focused Investing

We aim to deliver a consistent track record over time in terms of absolute, relative and risk-adjusted returns. We closely monitor and dynamically adjust the portfolio as market conditions and company positioning evolve.

The value of an investment can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount they invested. Capital is at risk.

An Experienced Team

Our portfolio managers are supported by a team of dedicated research analysts with a wide depth and breadth of experience.

Investment Risks to Consider

These and other risks are described in the Portfolio's prospectus

Investment in the Portfolio entails certain risks. Investment returns and principal value of the Portfolio will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Some of the principal risks of investing in the Portfolio include:

  • Derivatives risk: The Portfolio may include financial derivative instruments. These may be used to obtain, increase or reduce exposure to underlying assets and may create gearing; their use may result in greater fluctuations of the net asset value.

  • Equity securities risk: The value of equity investments may fluctuate in response to the activities and results of individual companies or because of market and economic conditions. These investments may decline over short- or long-term periods.

  • Focused portfolio risk: Investing in a limited number of issuers, industries, sectors or countries may subject the Portfolio to greater volatility than one invested in a larger or more diverse array of securities.

  • OTC derivatives counterparty risk: Transactions in over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets may have generally less governmental regulation and supervision than transactions entered into on organized exchanges. These will be subject to the risk that its direct counterparty will not perform its obligations and that the Portfolio will sustain losses.

  • Portfolio turnover risk: A portfolio may be actively managed and turnover may, in response to market conditions, exceed 100%. A higher rate of portfolio turnover increases brokerage and other expenses. High portfolio turnover may also result in the realization of substantial net short-term capital gains, which may be taxable when distributed.

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