The investment seeks capital appreciation.
The fund pursues its investment objective by investing at least 50% of its equity assets in small-sized companies. It may also invest in larger companies with strong growth potential. Small-sized companies are defined by the portfolio manager as those companies whose market capitalization falls within the range of companies in the Russell 2000® Growth Index at the time of initial purchase. The fund may also invest in foreign securities, which may include investments in emerging markets.