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Genesis Fund

Mutual Fund | Equities

Genesis Fund



Seeks to invest in what we believe are high quality businesses with above-average, sustainable growth prospects selling at or below average valuations

Why Invest

Consistent Focus on High-Quality

Focus on companies with consistent free cash flow generation, above-average profitability, conservative balance sheets, and differentiated business models with durable barriers to entry

Small Cap Exposure with Less Volatility

Our high-quality investment philosophy has historically resulted in lower volatility than the Russell 2000 Index

Large, Experienced and Dedicated Investment Research Team

With 12 investment professionals averaging 22 years of investment experience, the team is well-resourced to exploit market inefficiencies inherent in the small cap universe

Portfolio Manager Brett Reiner provides a Fund update for the fourth quarter of 2023.
A Multi-Generational Opportunity May Be Brewing in Small Cap Stocks
With small caps near a 100-year low as a percentage of the total U.S. Equity Market Capitalization, and valuations at record lows, even a small reversion to the mean, in our view, represents a meaningful opportunity

Top 10 Holdings

As of 12/31/2023

Portfolio holdings are expressed as a percentage and are calculated by taking the market value of each holding and dividing it by the Fund's NAV. Portfolio holdings and other characteristics are current as of the date shown and are subject to change.



Gross expense represents the total annual operating expenses that shareholders pay (after the effect of fee waivers and/or expense reimbursement). The Fund’s investment manager has contractually undertaken to waive and/or reimburse certain fees and expenses of the Fund so that the total annual operating expenses are capped (excluding interest, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses, taxes including any expenses relating to tax reclaims, dividend and interest expenses relating to short sales, and extraordinary expenses, if any;) through 8/31/2026 for Class R6 at 0.74%, for Trust Class at 1.09%, for Institutional Class at 0.84% and for Advisor Class at 1.34% (each as a % of average net assets). As of the Fund’s most recent prospectuses, the Manager was not required to waive or reimburse any expenses pursuant to this arrangement. Absent such arrangements, which cannot be changed without Board approval, the returns may have been lower. Information as of the most recent prospectuses dated December 19, 2022, as amended and supplemented.

Beta is a measure of market-related risk (expressed between 0-1%) of a portfolio compared to that of the overall market, as represented by an index. The lower the beta the lower the sensitivity to the movements of the market, as represented by the index.

Sharpe Ratio is a measure of the risk adjusted return of a portfolio. The ratio represents the return gained per unit of risk taken. It is calculated by taking the excess return (annualized return less the risk free rate) divided by the standard deviation. To calculate the Sharpe Ratio, we require the time series of returns for the portfolio and the risk free rate returns, but not a benchmark. The Sharpe ratio is useful for comparing the performance of mangers on a risk adjusted basis. The manager with the higher Sharpe Ratio is considered to have performed better taking risk into account.

Standard Deviation is a statistical measure of portfolio risk. The Standard Deviation describes the average deviation of the portfolio returns from the mean portfolio return over a certain period of time.

Standard Deviation measures how wide this range of returns typically is. The wider the typical range of returns, the higher the Standard Deviation of returns, and the higher the portfolio risk. Up Capture Ratio is a measure of the manager’s performance in up markets relative to the market itself. A value of 110 suggests the manager performs ten percent better than the market when the market is up.

During the selected time period, the return for the market for each period is considered an up market period if it is greater than zero. The returns for the manager and the market for all up periods are calculated.

The Upside Capture Ratio is calculated by dividing the return of the manager during the up market periods by the return of the market during the same periods. Down Capture Ratio is a measure of the manager’s performance in down markets relative to the market itself. A value of 90 suggests the manager’s loss is only nine tenths of the market’s loss. During the selected time period the return for the market for each period is considered a down market period if it is less than zero. The returns for the manager and the market for all down periods are calculated. The Downside Capture Ratio is calculated by dividing the return of the manager during the down periods by the return of the market during the same periods.

Active Share measures the percentage of mutual fund assets that are invested differently from the benchmark, and will range between 0% and 100%, Funds with an active share below 20% are likely to be pure index funds, while those with an active share between 20% and 60% are considered to be closet index funds.

Robert W. D'Alelio
Co-Portfolio Manager
New York
Brett Reiner
Portfolio Manager
New York
Gregory G. Spiegel
Portfolio Manager
New York
Robert W. D'Alelio, Co-Portfolio Manager
Robert W. D’Alelio, Managing Director, joined the firm in 1996. Bob is a Portfolio Manager on the Small Cap team. Previously, he spent 15 years at Putnam Investments as an equity analyst and later, as a senior vice president and portfolio manager. Bob began his investment career in 1979 as an analyst at the Bank of New England. He earned a BA from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Babson College.
Brett Reiner, Portfolio Manager
Brett Reiner, Managing Director, joined the firm in 2000. Brett is a Portfolio Manager on the Small Cap Team, where he has been a member since 2003. Brett joined the firm as an Analyst in the Research department covering the Consumer Non-Durables sector. Prior to joining the firm, he spent 11 years as a project manager at Mars & Co. Consulting. Brett received a BSE from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and graduated summa cum laude.
Gregory G. Spiegel, Portfolio Manager
Gregory G. Spiegel, Managing Director, joined the team and the firm in 2012. Greg is a Portfolio Manager on the Small Cap Team. Previously, he was Director of Research at Tourmalet Advisors, where he covered global equities and oversaw that firm’s research analysts. His investment career has included a number of analyst and portfolio management positions with Pequot Capital Management, Inc., Pilot Advisors, L.P., Bear Stearns & Co., Inc., Glickenhaus & Co., and Herzog, Heine & Geduld. Greg earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS from Boston University.
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