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Focus Fund

  • A concentrated, global equity portfolio that seeks to own what we believe are exceptional and resilient businesses over the long-term
  • ESG-integrated investment process and enhanced by the firm’s Data Science team
  • High active market share

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Product Characteristics

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For Institutional Class, Class A and Class C, net expense ratio represents, and for Investor Class, Trust Class and Advisor Class, gross expense ratio 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, taxes, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses, dividend and interest expenses relating to short sales, and extraordinary expenses, if any; consequently, total (net) expenses may exceed the contractual cap) through 08/31/2024 for Institutional Class at 0.75%, 1.11% for Class A, 1.86% for Class C, 1.50% for Trust Class, and 1.50% for Advisor Class (each as a % of average net assets). Absent such arrangements, which cannot be changed without Board approval, the returns may have been lower. Information as of the most recent prospectuses dated 12/15/2020, as amended and supplemented.

Figures are derived from FactSet as of the date indicated. The Trailing Price/Earnings (P/E) ratio is the weighted harmonic aggregate of the Trailing P/E ratios of all the stocks currently held in the Fund. The Trailing P/E ratio of a stock is calculated by dividing the current ending price of the stock by its trailing 12 months’ Earnings Per Share (EPS). The Fund’s Investor Class was used to calculate beta, a measure of the magnitude of a fund‘s past share price fluctuations in relation to the fluctuations in the stock market (as represented by the fund‘s benchmark). While not predictive of the future, funds with a beta greater than 1 have in the past been more volatile than the benchmark, and those with a beta less than 1 have in the past been less volatile than the benchmark. 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. 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.

Top 10 Holdings

As of March 31, 2021
Microsoft Corp. 6.00%
ASML Holding NV 5.70%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE 4.30%
Constellation Software, Inc. 4.20%
Expedia Group, Inc. 3.90%
Deere & Co. 3.70%
Amazon.com, Inc. 3.60%
Alphabet Inc 3.50%
Pinterest, Inc. 3.40%
Nike, Inc. 3.30%

Top 10 Industries

As of March 31, 2021
Software 20.20%
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 12.60%
Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods 9.30%
Interactive Media & Services 9.10%
Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 7.40%
Specialty Retail 4.60%
Machinery 3.70%
Personal Products 3.70%
Chemicals 3.20%
Wireless Telecommunication Services 2.90%

Management Team

Timothy F. Creedon, CFA
Director, Global Equity Research
23 Years of Industry Experience
20 Years with Neuberger Berman
Hari Ramanan
CIO, Research Funds
21 Years of Industry Experience
2 Years with Neuberger Berman