Disciplined Growth Plus

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Daily Price (04/17/14) $15.03 Daily Change: $+0.01 (+0.07%)  
Investment Objective: Growth Ticker Symbol: ACDJX
Fund Type: Growth Stock Funds Fund Code: 991
Share Class: Investor Inception Date: 10/31/11
Total Assets: $13,943,082.88 Newspaper Symbol: --  

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.

  Total Return Average Annual Total Return as of 03/31/2014
as of
as of
1 yr
3 yr 5 yr 10 yr 20 yr Life
  +0.94% +25.25% --% --% --% --% +20.21% 1.87% 10/31/11
M1:(as of 03/31/2014)
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Ranking for Alternative Active Extension Funds as of 03/31/2014, based on total returns.

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Morningstar Info

Overall Rating
(as of 03/31/2014 )

The fund's current expense ratio is 1.87%

Investment Strategy:
  • Seeks to outperform the Russell 1000® Growth Index without taking on additional risk
  • Employs a disciplined, quantitative approach that seeks consistent risk-adjusted performance.
  • Uses short-selling as an additional source of potential return
For Investors who:
  • Seek long-term capital growth
  • Want exposure to large companies with growth characteristics
  • Seek additional return potential through short-selling, but are comfortable with the risks
  • Can tolerate short-term price volatility
Risk Factors:
  • The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market and economic conditions
  • There are risks associated with selling short, including the risk that the fund may have to cover its short positions at a higher price than the short price, resulting in a loss. The fund's loss on a short sale is potentially unlimited, as a loss occurs when the value of a security sold short increases.


Fund Management

Scott Wittman, CFA, CAIA
Scott Wittman, CFA, CAIA
Chief Investment Officer, Asset Allocation & Disciplined Equity
Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

William Martin, CFA
William Martin, CFA
Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

Lynette Pang, CFA
Lynette Pang, CFA
Portfolio Manager


Long-term capital growth


(*) The annual expense ratio is based on expenses incurred by the fund, as stated in the most recent prospectus.

The Russell 1000® Index is a trademark/service mark of the Frank Russell Company. Russell® is trademark of the Frank Russell Company.

Fund(s) shown may take short positions. A short position arises when the fund sells stock that it does not own but was borrowed in anticipation that the market price of the stock will decline. If the market price declines, the fund can replace the borrowed stock at a lower price and capture the value represented by the difference between the higher sale price and the lower replacement price. Conversely, if the price of the stock goes up after the fund borrows the stock, the fund will lose money because it will have to pay more to replace the borrowed stock than it received when it sold the stock short. Any loss will be increased by the amount of compensation, interest or dividends, and transaction costs the fund must pay to the lender of the borrowed security. In addition, because the fund's loss on a short sale stems from increases in the value of the stock sold short, the extent of such loss, like the price of the stock sold short, is theoretically unlimited. By contrast, a fund's loss on a long position arises from decreases in the value of the stock and therefore is limited by the fact that a stock's value cannot drop below zero. In addition, the fund may not be able to close out a short position at a particular time or price advantageous to the fund and there is some risk the lender of the stock sold short will terminate the loan at an inopportune time.

The portfolio managers use an approach to stock investing that relies heavily on quantitative tools to identify companies, regardless of size, industry type or geographic location, whose share price patterns suggest their stocks are likely to increase in value. Among the risks associated with the fund, is the reliance on the fund's computer-based investment process. If the investment style embedded in this process falls out of favor with the market, the fund's performance may suffer.

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