Fairpointe ESG Equity Fund  (AFPTX)

Fund Overview

Fund Overview

Share Class

N

  • N

NAV | as of 12/12/2019

$12.11
+$0.17 (+1.42%)

Morningstar | Style Box

V B G L M S

Growth of $10,000 (Hypothetical)

Since Inception 12/24/2014 to 11/30/2019 = $12,210.84

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The performance data shown represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For performance information through the most recent month end please call 800.835.3879. From time to time, the advisor has waived fees or reimbursed expenses, which may have resulted in higher returns. The listed returns and yields of the Fund are net of expenses, and the returns and yields of the indices exclude expenses. For time periods where the fund inception date preceded the benchmark, the benchmark data will not be shown.

Objective

The Fund seeks long-term total return through capital appreciation.

Why Consider

  • Fairpointe prefers investment in stocks it deems to have strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) records and seeks to avoid those with inferior ESG records relative to the market and peers
  • To manage risk, the subadviser employs a valuation discipline that attempts to purchase securities trading at a substantial discount to intrinsic value, limits position sizes and sector exposure, and adheres to a strong sell discipline
  • Also, Fairpointe looks for companies with the following characteristics: industry leaders with a focused business plan and the ability to grow their market share and proven, effective management

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Fund Managers

Brian Washkowiak, CFA

Portfolio Manager

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Frances E. Tuite, CFA

Portfolio Manager

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Thyra E. Zerhusen

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, and Portfolio Manager

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Performance

Performance

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Returns

 

The performance data shown represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For performance information through the most recent month end please call 800.835.3879. From time to time, the advisor has waived fees or reimbursed expenses, which may have resulted in higher returns. The listed returns and yields of the Fund are net of expenses, and the returns and yields of the indices exclude expenses. For time periods where the fund inception date preceded the benchmark, the benchmark data will not be shown. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized.

Expense Ratios

  • Gross Expense Ratio: 1.96%
  • Net Expense Ratio: 1.11%
  • Expense Cap Expiration Date: 03/01/2020

Distributions & Pricing


    • Ex-Date Total Distribution Income Short-term Cap Gains Long-term Cap Gains
      Dec 27, 2018 $0.111900 $0.111900
      Dec 27, 2017 $0.152400 $0.152400
      Dec 27, 2016 $0.015300 $0.015300
      Dec 30, 2015 $0.085100 $0.085100

Risk & Return Stats

As of: 11/30/2019

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Portfolio & Holdings

Portfolio & Holdings

Top Holdings (Equity)

As of: 09/30/2019

QUALCOMM Inc 3.74%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co 3.73%
Quest Diagnostics Inc 3.68%
Molson Coors Brewing Co, Class B 3.62%
TEGNA Inc 3.56%
Magna International Inc, Class A 3.49%
Wabtec Corp 3.41%
Bunge Ltd 3.29%
Mattel Inc 3.28%
Juniper Networks Inc 3.24%
% in Top 10 Holdings 35.04%
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Sector Allocation (Equity)

As of: 09/30/2019

Investment Approach

Investment Approach

Fairpointe ESG Equity Fund

Preference is given to companies it deems to have strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) records and seeks to avoid those with inferior ESG records relative to the market and peers. The Fund also seeks to monitor and advocate for ESG accountability of portfolio companies through proxy voting and shareholder engagement.

The subadviser further evaluates stocks for selection based on bottom-up fundamental analysis, favoring companies with strong business models, effective management, strong or improving balance sheets and attractive valuations.


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About

About Fairpointe Capital

Background

Fairpointe Capital manages mid cap and all cap equity strategies for institutions and individuals. The Firm employs a disciplined fundamental bottom-up process to select companies that are inefficiently priced relative to their growth outlook.

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