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US Small Cap Fund

UCITS Fund | Equities

US Small Cap Fund

SFDR Classification | Article 8

Overview
Seeks to invest in what we believe are high quality US small cap 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

This is a marketing communication in respect of the Neuberger Berman US Small Cap Fund. Please refer to the fund prospectus and offering documents, including the Key Information Document (“KID”) or Key Investor Information Document (“KIID”) as applicable, before making any final investment decisions. Investors should note that by making an investment they will own shares in the fund, and not the underlying assets.

The fund complies with the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (the “SFDR”) and is classified as an Article 8 SFDR fund. Neuberger Berman believes that Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) factors, like any other factor, should be incorporated in a manner appropriate for the specific asset class, investment objective and style of each investment strategy.

Key Risks

Market Risk: The risk of a change in the value of a position as a result of underlying market factors, including among other things, the overall performance of companies and the market perception of the global economy.

Liquidity Risk: The risk that the fund may be unable to sell an investment readily at its fair market value. In extreme market conditions this can affect the fund’s ability to meet redemption requests upon demand.

Smaller Companies Risk: The fund may invest in small capitalisation companies. Such investments involve greater risk than is customarily associated with larger, more established companies due to the greater business risks of small size, limited markets and financial resources, narrow product lines and a frequent lack of depth of management.

Counterparty Risk: The risk that a counterparty will not fulfil its payment obligation for a trade, contract or other transaction, on the due date.

Operational Risk: The risk of direct or indirect loss resulting from inadequate or failed processes, people and systems including those relating to the safekeeping of assets or from external events.

Derivatives Risk: The fund is permitted to use certain types of financial derivative instruments (including certain complex instruments). This may increase the fund’s leverage significantly which may cause large variations in the value of your share. Investors should note that the fund may achieve its investment objective by investing principally in Financial Derivative Instruments (FDI). There are certain investment risks that apply in relation to the use of FDI. The fund’s use of FDI can involve significant risks of loss.

Currency Risk: Investors who subscribe in a currency other than the base currency of the fund are exposed to currency risk. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect the return on investment. Where past performance is shown it is based on the share class to which this webpage relates. If the currency of this share class is different from your local currency, then you should be aware that due to exchange rate fluctuations the performance shown may increase or decrease if converted into your local currency.

 

For full information on the risks please refer to the fund prospectus and offering documents, including the KID or KIID, as applicable.

PERFORMANCE AND EXPOSURES
ESG
Fund Facts

The ongoing charge figure (incl. management fee) is based on the annual expenses for the period ending 31 December 2022.

The fund’s benchmark name shown here may be abbreviated. Please refer to the supplement for the full benchmark name.

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT TEAM
Robert W. D'Alelio
Co-Portfolio Manager
45 Years of Industry Experience
27 Years with Neuberger Berman
Brett Reiner
Portfolio Manager
24 Years of Industry Experience
23 Years with Neuberger Berman
Gregory G. Spiegel
Portfolio Manager
29 Years of Industry Experience
11 Years with Neuberger Berman
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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