The investment seeks long-term growth of capital.
The fund pursues its investment objective by investing at least 50% of its equity assets in small- and medium-sized companies. It may also invest in larger companies with strong growth potential. Small- and medium-sized companies are defined by the portfolio managers as those companies whose market capitalization falls within the range of companies in the Russell 2500® Growth Index at the time of initial purchase. The fund may also invest in foreign securities, which may include investments in emerging markets.