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The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.
As a non-fundamental policy, under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of the value of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities issued by small-cap companies. The Fund's investment team employs a fundamental, bottom-up equity investment style, which is characterized by intensive, first-hand research and disciplined company evaluation.
TOP HOLDINGS (all classes) as of 07/31/2015
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|Casey's General Stores Inc||3.75%|
|PAREXEL INTERNATIONAL CORP||3.21%|
|Heartland Payment Systems||2.90%|
|Quaker Chemical Corp||2.79%|
|PROGRESSIVE WASTE SOLUTIONS||2.55%|
|G-III Apparel Group||2.49%|
Equity stocks of small-cap companies carry greater risk, and more volatility than equity stocks of larger, more established companies. Foreign securities are more volatile, harder to price and less liquid than U.S. securities; and are subject to different accounting and regulatory standards, and political and economic risks. These risks are enhanced in emerging markets countries.
Please read the prospectus for more detailed information regarding these risks.
Nov 02, 1998
$1,000 Classes A, C
$1,000 IRA: Classes A, C
$1,000,000 Institutional Service
as of July 31, 2015
** Only certain investors are eligible to purchase shares of these classes.