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PartnerSelect Smlr Coms Instl

MSSFX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return -11.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 0.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 4.2%
  • Net Assets $18.4 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 38.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$20.89
$13.04
$25.93

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.88%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 64.88%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $10,000
  • IRA $1,000

Fund Classification


Compare MSSFX to Popular U.S. Small-Cap Blend Equity Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$179.04

-0.02%

$91.06 B

0.94%

$1.68

9.85%

0.05%

$85.74

-0.01%

$91.06 B

-

$0.00

8.05%

0.17%

$83.88

-0.11%

$41.70 B

1.41%

$1.19

2.36%

0.07%

$177.50

+0.11%

$40.71 B

1.16%

$2.05

9.14%

0.19%

$35.31

-0.20%

$13.21 B

0.91%

$0.32

0.80%

0.37%

MSSFX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -11.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.04%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    PartnerSelect Smaller Companies Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Litman Gregory Masters Funds
  • Inception Date
    Jun 30, 2003
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inst
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Richard Weiss

Fund Description

Under normal market conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in securities of small- and mid-sized U.S. companies. The advisor defines a "smaller company" as one whose market capitalization falls below the market capitalization of the largest company in the Russell 2500® Index.


MSSFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MSSFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -11.0% -56.2% 102.3% 95.83%
1 Yr -8.8% -62.6% 18.9% 68.63%
3 Yr 0.5%* -24.8% 9.5% 37.74%
5 Yr 4.2%* -10.7% 12.3% 69.33%
10 Yr 7.3%* -0.7% 12.2% 82.97%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MSSFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 11.7% -54.6% 48.3% 92.53%
2018 -10.5% -67.3% 0.0% 3.47%
2017 14.4% -62.9% 36.3% 6.69%
2016 18.8% -3.5% 34.1% 42.16%
2015 -13.2% -36.2% 0.4% 67.40%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MSSFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -11.0% -56.2% 102.3% 95.83%
1 Yr -8.8% -64.4% 18.9% 64.40%
3 Yr 0.5%* -25.6% 9.5% 35.54%
5 Yr 4.2%* -11.1% 12.3% 65.92%
10 Yr 7.3%* -0.7% 12.2% 79.96%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MSSFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 11.7% -54.6% 48.3% 92.53%
2018 -10.5% -67.1% 0.0% 12.78%
2017 14.4% -17.6% 52.6% 19.55%
2016 18.8% -3.5% 34.1% 60.39%
2015 -13.2% -36.2% 5.3% 85.56%

NAV & Total Return History


MSSFX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MSSFX Category Low Category High MSSFX % Rank
Net Assets 18.4 M 150 K 91.1 B 92.55%
Number of Holdings 39 1 2521 94.11%
Net Assets in Top 10 6.91 M 47.5 K 3.41 B 88.22%
Weighting of Top 10 38.05% 2.6% 100.0% 7.61%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Compass Minerals International Inc 6.57%
  2. Viasat Inc 5.68%
  3. GP Strategies Corp 3.82%
  4. Macquarie Infrastructure Corp 3.35%
  5. Millicom International Cellular SA 3.34%
  6. NCR Corp 3.29%
  7. Regal Beloit Corp 3.22%
  8. StoneX Group Inc 3.10%
  9. Avanos Medical Inc 3.10%
  10. SPX Corp 3.04%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MSSFX % Rank
Stocks
89.01% 0.38% 103.77% 97.13%
Cash
10.99% -107.25% 51.09% 2.87%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 9.83% 63.07%
Other
0.00% -0.49% 61.23% 63.36%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 8.73% 61.21%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 63.85% 63.22%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MSSFX % Rank
Technology
23.47% 0.00% 43.25% 6.09%
Industrials
18.27% 3.43% 45.50% 47.83%
Healthcare
11.80% 0.00% 53.90% 65.94%
Basic Materials
11.42% 0.00% 18.52% 1.59%
Consumer Defense
9.25% 0.00% 15.18% 4.78%
Financial Services
7.48% 0.00% 39.58% 95.80%
Consumer Cyclical
7.45% 1.14% 34.13% 91.74%
Communication Services
5.44% 0.00% 21.56% 7.25%
Real Estate
2.71% 0.00% 26.04% 86.81%
Energy
2.71% 0.00% 21.41% 21.45%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 22.99% 95.07%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MSSFX % Rank
US
86.95% 0.38% 102.17% 89.66%
Non US
2.06% 0.00% 31.89% 35.20%

MSSFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MSSFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.88% 0.01% 11.80% 13.26%
Management Fee 1.14% 0.00% 2.18% 96.98%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.47% N/A

Sales Fees

MSSFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

MSSFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% 55.95%

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

MSSFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 64.88% 0.02% 454.00% 67.99%

MSSFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MSSFX Category Low Category High MSSFX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 40.47% 63.32%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MSSFX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MSSFX Category Low Category High MSSFX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.04% -2.00% 2.80% 77.41%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

MSSFX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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MSSFX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Richard Weiss


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 30, 2003

17.27

17.3%

Richard Weiss is a managing director and senior portfolio manager for the Select Equity team at Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM). Dick joined WFAM from Strong Capital Management in 2004. Prior to the merger, Dick was vice chairman and CIO of Strong. He served as portfolio co-manager of the Strong Advisor Common Stock Fund and the Strong Opportunity Fund. Prior to this, he was a portfolio manager and partner at Stein Roe & Farnham in Chicago where he began his career, starting as a research analyst. Dick earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in business administration, graduating with distinction, from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

Jeremy DeGroot


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 30, 2005

15.43

15.4%

Jeremy DeGroot, CFA MA, Principal, Chief Investment Officer Jeremy joined Litman Gregory in 1999 and became a principal in 2003. He is responsible for overseeing the firm's manager due diligence, asset class research, and portfolio allocation decisions. Jeremy is also Portfolio Manager of the Litman Gregory Masters Alternative Strategies Fund and Co-Portfolio Manager of the Litman Gregory Masters Equity, International, and Smaller Companies funds. He is frequently quoted in the national media in the areas of asset allocation and manager selection. Jeremy holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation. Prior to joining Litman Gregory, Jeremy was an Economic Consulting Services Manager with KPMG Peat Marwick and was a Senior Economist with the Law & Economics Consulting Group. Jeremy is a graduate of University of Wisconsin - Madison (BS - Economics) and University of California - Berkeley (MA - Economics).

Jeffrey Bronchick


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 04, 2007

13.33

13.3%

Jeffrey Bronchick, CFA, is the Portfolio Manager and founder of Cove Street Capital (CSC). He has over 30 years’ experience running research-driven, concentrated, value-based strategies across all market capitalizations. Prior to the founding of CSC, Mr. Bronchick was the Chief Investment Officer and a lead principal of Reed Conner & Birdwell, LLC, a Los Angeles based investment manager. He was one of the first columnists for the TheStreet.com in the 1990’s and then moved on to a similar role with Grant’s Interest Rate Observer’s first online effort. Mr. Bronchick also previously worked in equity research, sales, and trading roles at Neuberger Berman, Bankers Trust, and First Boston. He attended the London School of Economics and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Economics.

Jack Chee


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 30, 2014

6.42

6.4%

Jack Chee Principal, Senior Research Analyst Jack joined Litman Gregory in 2000 and became a principal in 2011. He is Co-Portfolio Manager of the Litman Gregory Masters Equity Fund, High Income Alternatives Fund, and Smaller Companies Fund. Jack's research responsibilities include asset-class analysis on the majority of fixed-income markets as well as the equity REIT market. He is also responsible for selecting and monitoring equity, fixed-income, and REIT money managers. His analysis appears regularly on AdvisorIntelligence. Prior to joining Litman Gregory, Jack was an analyst with Value Line Mutual Fund Survey. Jack is a graduate of Drexel University (BS - Mechanical Engineering).

Mark Dickherber


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 19, 2017

3.28

3.3%

Mark Dickherber is a Principal and Director of Segall Bryant & Hamill's Small Cap strategies. He is the lead Portfolio Manager for our Small Cap Value strategy and the Co-Portfolio Manager for our Small Cap Core and Small Cap Value Concentrated strategies. He is also responsible for equity research in the Small Cap and Small/Mid Core equity portfolios. Mr. Dickherber is a specialist in the healthcare sector. Prior to joining SBH, Mr. Dickherber served as Director of Research for Kennedy Capital Management, where he had worked since 1996. Mr. Dickherber graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a B.S. in Accounting. He served as Treasurer for the CFA Society of St. Louis from 2004-2006 and as a Director from 2006-2008. Mr. Dickherber has been in the investment industry since 1996 and has earned Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designations.

Shaun Nicholson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 19, 2017

3.28

3.3%

Shaun Nicholson is a Principal and Senior Portfolio Manager for Segall Bryant & Hamill's Small Cap strategies. He is the lead Portfolio Manager for our Small Cap Value Concentrated strategy and the Co-Portfolio Manager for our Small Cap Value strategy. Mr. Nicholson is responsible for research related to materials, autos/transports, industrials, regional banks and energy within the respective portfolios. He joined SBH in 2011 after having spent more than six years at Kennedy Capital Management. Prior to Kennedy, Mr. Nicholson's experience was as an Associate Portfolio Manager at U.S. Bancorp Asset Management and as a Financial Analyst at The Boeing Company. Mr. Nicholson earned a B.S. from Seton Hall University and earned an MBA from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has been in the investment industry since 2002.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 48.03 6.4 1.0