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Consistent Long-Term Growth. Growth investing can play a key role in helping investors reach their long-term financial goals. Growth is a cornerstone equity fund designed with the objective to steadily build wealth over time without exposing investors to unnecessary risk.

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Unique Definition of Growth

The Growth team follows the philosophy that excess returns can be achieved by investing in companies with improving business fundamentals. They believe early recognition of signs of business improvement allows them to identify large company stocks near the beginning of a cycle of improving earnings, increasing earnings estimates, and expanding stock price multiples.

Risk-Aware Stock Selection

The team incorporates into the investment process a dynamic risk management strategy that is focused on understanding and quantifying all portfolio risks. The aim is to reduce unintended risks, such as sector and industry concentrations, and to align the portfolio with stock-specific risk that the team believes will be rewarded over time.

Fundamentally Driven

The strength of the Growth process lies in the team's bottom-up process that emphasizes rigorous fundamental company research to identify business improvement. Thus, the fund tends to outperform in markets where the direction of stock prices are driven more by fundamentals than by transitory factors related to investor sentiment, macro events or policy actions, or other non-fundamental influences.

*Growth has a proven record of performance with less risk than the large-cap growth benchmark

A Note About Risk

The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market and economic conditions. There is no guarantee that the investment objectives will be met. Dividends and yields represent past performance and there is no guarantee that they will continue to be paid.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar RatingTM based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Morningstar ratings are based upon Investor class of shares, unless otherwise indicated. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Overall Morningstar RatingTM for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar RatingTM metrics. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
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Data reflects past performance for Investor Class shares, assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than data shown. Investment return and principal value fluctuates. Redemption value may be more or less than original cost. Obtain performance data current to the most recent month end. For additional share class information, consult the prospectus.

The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market and economic conditions.

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