Fairpointe Mid Cap Fund  (ABMIX)

Fund Overview

Fund Overview

Share Class


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NAV | as of 01/22/2018

+$0.17 (+0.37%)

Overall Morningstar Rating

Rated against 366 Mid-Cap Value funds as of 12/31/2017

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Quarterly Performance (%) |
vs. Benchmark as of 12/31/2017

Fund Inception 07/06/2004

ABMIX 11.80 11.80 7.70 14.77 9.87 10.45
S&P MidCap 400 Index 16.24 16.24 11.14 15.01 9.97 10.53
Russell Midcap® Index 18.52 18.52 9.58 14.96 9.11 10.29

Expense Ratios

  • Gross Expense Ratio: 0.88%
  • Net Expense Ratio: 0.87%
  • Expense Cap Expiration Date: 10/01/2018

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The Fund seeks long-term total return through capital appreciation by investing primarily in common and preferred stocks and convertible securities.

Why Consider

  • The Fund may be appropriate for your overall investment allocation if you are looking to further diversify a portfolio with exposure to mid cap companies
  • Fairpointe employs a comprehensive risk management approach that reviews portfolio, investments, and operational risks
  • Fairpointe seeks to select companies that are inefficiently priced relative to their fundamental value, earnings growth outlook and cash flow generation over the next three to five years

Fund Managers

Thyra E. Zerhusen, CFA

CEO and Chief Investment Officer

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Marie L. Lorden

Portfolio Manager and Co-Founder

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Brian Washkowiak, CFA

Portfolio Manager

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Mary L. Pierson

Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer

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Returns & Distributions

as of 12/31/2017

    • Ex-Date Total Distribution Income Short-term Cap Gains Long-term Cap Gains
      Dec 27, 2017 $2.844500 $0.033000 $2.811500
      Dec 27, 2016 $1.992400 $0.242700 $1.749700
      Dec 30, 2015 $2.278200 $0.230400 $2.047800
      Dec 30, 2014 $7.641500 $0.064800 $1.243700 $6.333000
      Dec 30, 2013 $4.326600 $0.061400 $4.265200
      Dec 28, 2012 $1.130200 $0.388000 $0.017200 $0.725000
      Dec 29, 2011 $0.342000 $0.134900 $0.207100
      Dec 29, 2010 $0.168600 $0.093100 $0.075500
      Dec 29, 2009 $0.092800 $0.092800
      Dec 29, 2008 $0.492800 $0.198900 $0.293900
      Dec 14, 2007 $2.186900 $0.281900 $1.905000
      Dec 15, 2006 $1.831077 $1.831077
      Dec 16, 2005 $0.912600 $0.113300 $0.799300
      Dec 17, 2004 $0.744600 $0.744600

Growth of $10,000 (Hypothetical)

Since Inception 07/06/2004 to 12/31/2017 = $38,227.06

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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 or visit our website at amgfunds.com. 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.

Top Holdings (Equity)

Quarter Ending: 12/31/2017

Akamai Technologies Inc 3.69%
Time Inc 3.48%
Juniper Networks Inc 3.36%
Teradata Corp 3.36%
Cree Inc 3.31%
Hormel Foods Corp 3.23%
Domtar Corp 3.15%
New York Times Co, Class A 3.05%
TEGNA Inc 2.96%
Stericycle Inc 2.91%
% in Top 10 Holdings 32.50%
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MPT Stats

Month Ending: 12/31/2017

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Sector Allocation (Equity)

Quarter Ending: 12/31/2017

Investment Approach

Investment Approach

Fairpointe Mid Cap Fund

The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in companies with a market capitalization that falls between $1 billion and $15 billion. Fairpointe identifies these companies by utilizing a fundamental bottom-up approach to filter the number of securities they follow down to the 45-50 securities typically held in the Fund. This proprietary valuation model focuses on mid cap companies with an improving revenue and earnings growth outlook.

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About Fairpointe Capital


Fairpointe 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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