A focus on quality as volatility persists
The risks of a prolonged U.S.-China trade standoff have increased, but we believe long-term fundamentals in emerging markets will offer opportunities.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Sources: * World Fact Book; others from FactSet as of 12/31/2017. There may be duplicate companies in the total figures because of companies trading on multiple exchanges. International investing involves additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political or economic conditions affecting the foreign country and differences in accounting standards and foreign regulations. These risks are magnified in emerging markets.
Seeks small-cap companies across the international landscape that exhibit perceived growth at a reasonable price.
Fund employs a proprietary, fundamentally driven stock selection process while incorporating a top-down view for macro drivers.
I.G. International Management Limited, the Fund's subadvisor, has managed international small cap strategies since 2002. The portfolio management team has more than 35 years industry experience.
Risk factors: The value of the Fund's shares will change, and you could lose money on your investment. An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. International investing involves additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political or economic conditions affecting the foreign country, and differences in accounting standards and foreign regulations. These risks are magnified in emerging markets. Investing in small-cap stocks may carry more risk than investing in stocks of larger more well-established companies. The value of a security believed by the Fund's manager to be undervalued may never reach what the manager believes to be its full value, or such security's value may decrease. These and other risks are more fully described in the fund's prospectus. Not all funds or fund classes may be offered at all broker/ dealers.
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