Fund Goal and Approach
The fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund invests, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of small-cap U.S. companies. The fund focuses on companies with market capitalizations that are equal to or less than the total market capitalization of the largest company included in the Russell 2000 Growth Index.
The portfolio managers focus on high-quality companies, especially those with products or services that are believed to be leaders in their market niches.
Equity Risk: Equity funds are subject generally to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer and investment style risks, among other factors, to varying degrees, all of which are more fully described in the fund's prospectus.
Small Cap Risk: Small and midsize companies carry additional risks because their earnings and revenues tend to be less predictable, and their share prices more volatile than those of larger, more established companies. The shares of smaller companies tend to trade less frequently than those of larger, more established companies.
Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. Download a prospectus, or a summary prospectus, if available, that contains this and other information about the fund, and read it carefully before investing.