GW&K Small Cap Fund II  (ACWIX)

Fund Notice:

Effective March 19, 2021, the subadviser of AMG Managers LMCG Small Cap Growth Fund (the "Fund") changed from LMCG Investments, LLC to GW&K Investment Management, LLC ("GW&K"). The appointment of GW&K is pursuant to an interim subadvisory agreement in anticipation of shareholder approval of a definitive subadvisory agreement. Also effective March 19, 2021, the Fund changed its name to AMG GW&K Small Cap Fund II and changed its principal investment strategies and principal risks.  Furthermore, effective May 21, 2021, the Fund changed its name to AMG GW&K Small/Mid Cap Growth Fund and made changes to its principal investment strategies.  For more information regarding these and other changes to the Fund, please see the Fund's prospectus.

This is part of a larger strategic business initiative to transition to a fund lineup entirely sub-advised by AMG Affiliates. We believe clients will benefit from a streamlined platform wholly focused on AMG Affiliates’ high-conviction investment offerings, including fee reductions, subject to shareholder approval, across all the strategies involved in the transition. Please see this Fund’s prospectus for further details on the fee reduction.

Fund Overview

Fund Overview

Share Class

I

  • I

NAV | as of 04/14/2021

$16.28
+$0.01 (+0.06%)

Morningstar | Style Box

V B G L M S

Growth of $10,000 (Hypothetical)

Since Inception 06/01/2011 to 03/31/2021 = $28,100.06

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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. 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 to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing in small to mid cap stocks exhibiting consistent, sustainable earnings growth.

Why Consider

  • Provides investors with exposure to a portfolio of small and mid cap growth companies
  • Manages risk with a sell discipline and exposure limits for each company and diversification of sector and growth profiles embedded in the portfolio construction process
  • Employs a fundamental, research-oriented investment process that is built on the belief that a company's ability to generate consistent, long-term sustainable earnings growth will drive enhanced stock price performance over time
Daniel L. Miller, CFA

Daniel L. Miller, CFA

Partner and Director of Equities

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Joseph C. Craigen, CFA

Joseph C. Craigen, CFA

Partner 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: 1.42%
  • Net Expense Ratio: 1.11%
  • Expense Cap Expiration Date: 03/01/2022

Distributions & Pricing


    • Calendar Year Distributions

    • Ex-Date Total Distribution Income Short-term Cap Gains Long-term Cap Gains
      Mar 24, 2021 $10.027500 $5.902400 $4.125100
      Dec 16, 2020 $1.017200 $1.017200
      Dec 30, 2015 $0.002700 $0.001000 $0.001700
      Dec 30, 2014 $0.535900 $0.308500 $0.227400
      Dec 30, 2013 $2.059200 $0.025500 $1.679500 $0.354200
      Dec 28, 2012 $0.891200 $0.804200 $0.087000

Risk & Return Stats

As of: 03/31/2021

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Portfolio & Holdings

Portfolio & Holdings

Top Holdings (Equity)

As of: 03/31/2021

HubSpot Inc 3.30%
Zebra Technologies Corp, Class A 3.22%
EPAM Systems Inc 2.86%
Paylocity Holding Corp 2.72%
Burlington Stores Inc 2.63%
Catalent Inc 2.44%
Gartner Inc 2.22%
MarketAxess Holdings Inc 2.07%
Cerence Inc 1.93%
Brooks Automation Inc 1.91%
% in Top 10 Holdings 25.30%
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Sector Allocation (Equity)

As of: 03/31/2021

Investment Approach

Investment Approach

GW&K Small Cap Fund II

The Fund primarily invests in small and mid cap growth companies. The Fund identifies new investments based on five attributes:

  1. Company Management: The Fund seeks companies with experienced, tenured, high-quality management
  2. Growth Profile: The Fund favors companies with business models that have typically delivered consistent long-term growth
  3. Market Positioning: The Fund targets leading companies in attractive and defensible niche markets
  4. Financial Strength: The Fund invests in companies with strong financial characteristics
  5. Valuation: The Fund will seek attractive valuation relative to industry, peers, and own company history

The Fund will ordinarily invest in approximately 55-85 stocks. GW&K intends for the Fund's portfolio to be diversified as to companies and industries.

Additional Fund Highlight

Risk management parameters, including exposure limits for each company and diversification of sector and growth profiles, are embedded in the portfolio construction process.


GW&K Small/Mid Cap Growth Fund Introduction

 
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About

About GW&K Investment Management

Background

GW&K Investment Management is a dynamic investment management firm that offers asset allocation, active equity and fixed income investment solutions to help meet the needs of a diverse client base. GW&K’s founding principles of applying rigorous fundamental research, focusing on quality and maintaining a long-term view still guide its investment process today.

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Founded

1974


Headquarters

Boston, MA


Affiliate Since

2008

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