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Guardian Fund

A core equity portfolio

  • High conviction portfolio with a private equity-like approach
  • Flexible, fundamentally driven with a larger cap growth bias
  • Invested across three distinct categories: capital growth, total return, and opportunistic

Pricing/Performance

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Product Characteristics

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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 (the “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) through 08/31/2024 for Institutional Class at 0.75%, 1.11% for Class A, 1.86% for Class C, 0.65% for Class R6, 1.36% for Class R3, and Advisor Class at 1.50% (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 12/15/2020, as amended and supplemented.

Figures are derived from FactSet as of the date indicated. The Forward Price/Earning (P/E) Ratio is the weighted harmonic aggregate of the Forward P/E ratios of all the stocks currently held in the Fund. The Forward P/E ratio of a stock is calculated by dividing the current ending price of the stock by its forecasted calendar year Earnings Per Share (EPS). The forecasted EPS of a company is based on consensus estimates, not Neuberger Berman’s own projections, and it may or may not be realized. In addition, any revision to a forecast could affect the market price of a security. Beta is 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. 4.80%
Alphabet, Inc. Class A 4.70%
Amazon.com, Inc. 3.70%
Apple Inc. 3.60%
McDonald’s Corp. 2.60%
IHS Markit Ltd. 2.50%
Fanatics, Inc. Ser. E 2.30%
Facebook, Inc. Class A 2.20%
Adobe Systems 2.10%
Cdw Corp/De Common Stock 2.10%

Top 10 Industries

As of March 31, 2021
Software 19.70%
Capital Markets 7.40%
Interactive Media & Services 6.90%
Professional Services 6.30%
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 6.10%
IT Services 5.30%
Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods 3.80%
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 3.60%
Health Care Providers & Services 3.20%
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components 3.10%

Management Team

Charles Kantor
Senior Portfolio Manager
28 Years of Industry Experience
20 Years with Neuberger Berman
Marc Regenbaum
Associate Portfolio Manager
21 Years of Industry Experience
15 Years with Neuberger Berman