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Fund Price: $28.26 (as at April 24, 2014)  1-day chg: $-.24 -0.84%  YTD: -6.33%

Returns as at March 31, 2014

  Fund Group Avg Index*
1 Month -6.87% -0.38% -0.88%
3 Months -1.62% 2.66% 5.08%
6 Months 6.40% 13.47% 18.15%
1 Year 25.39% 26.71% 35.93%
2 Year Avg 16.87% 20.74% 26.77%
3 Year Avg 10.68% 14.25% 18.15%
4 Year Avg 13.21% 15.88% 18.70%
5 Year Avg 14.28% 20.43% 21.09%
10 Year Avg 6.58% 6.42% 6.70%
15 Year Avg 4.68% 7.00% 6.67%
20 Year Avg 9.08% 7.77% 8.25%
Since Inception 9.48% - -
 
2013 42.04% 39.22% 48.41%
2012 6.79% 13.01% 13.82%
2011 -0.40% -1.90% -2.02%
 
3 year risk 10.70 13.14 12.65
3 year beta 0.67 0.89 1.00

*Russell 2000 ($ Cdn)

Growth of $10,000

This graph shows how a $10,000 investment in this fund would have changed in value compared with the Russell 2000 ($ Cdn).

Risk Measures as at March 31, 2014

Best/Worst 12 months (since inception)
Best (ending Feb 00): 284.96 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
Worst (ending Sep 01): -63.30 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
Volatility meter (Based on 3 year standard deviation from GlobeInvestor.com)
Low VOLATILITY METER: 11 High

Fund Objectives

The investment objective of the fund is to provide maximum capital growth through shares of small to medium-sized U.S. companies that are experiencing rising stock price momentum and have superior growth potential via accelerating earnings, sales and cash flow. The manager utilizes a bottom-up momentum approach to build a portfolio of stocks with strong upward price movement. The managers believe in buying high and selling higher. They look for stocks with home-run potential rather than slow, steady growers. Turnover in the portfolio is high because losers are sold quickly in the belief that it is better to take a series of small losses in order to avoid big ones. Winners are allowed to run.

Fund Facts

Fund Sponsor: AGF Investments Inc.
Managed by: AGF Investments Inc.
Fund Type: MF Trust
Inception Date: June 1993
Asset Class: U.S. Small or Mid Cap Equity
Quartile Rank: 4 (3YR ending March 31, 2014)
Total Assets: $204.7 million
Mgmt Exp. Ratio (MER): 2.68%
Management Fee: 2.00%
Load Type: Optional
Globe 5-Star Rating:
RRSP Eligible:
Canadian
Min. Invest (initial):
$500
Subsequent:
$25
Min. Invest (initial RRSP):
$500
Subsequent RRSP:
$25
Closed:
No
Restricted:
No
Restriction:
 
 

Asset Allocation October 31, 2013

Equity Sector Weightings October 31, 2013

Fund Geography October 31, 2013

Top Holdings as at October 31, 2013

Symbol Company Name Sector Geographic
Area
Asset
Type
% of
Total Assets
  Performance as at April 24, 2014
1 Year Performance (%)
PCYC-Q Pharmacyclics Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals United States Stock 3.55   17.61 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
CSOD-Q Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. Computer Software & Processing United States Stock 3.47   11.4 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
LKQ-Q LKQ Corporation Automotive United States Stock 3.45   27.42 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
SSYS-Q Stratasys, Ltd. Machinery United States Stock 3.26   34.95 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
GNC-N GNC Holdings, Inc. Specialty Stores United States Stock 3.23   4.79 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
BMRN-Q Biomarin Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals United States Stock 3.2   -4.92 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
SPLK-Q Splunk Inc. Computer Software & Processing United States Stock 3.01   44.89 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
JAZZ-Q Jazz Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals Ireland Stock 3.01   154.64 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
OAS-N Oasis Petroleum Inc. Integrated Oils United States Stock 2.97   35.38 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)
CVLT-Q CommVault Systems Computer Software & Processing United States Stock 2.95   -6.18 bar graph of the performance of this holding (negative result) bar graph of the performance of this holding (positive result)

Portfolio Manager(s)

Richard Driehaus, MBA

Driehaus Capital Management LLC

Start Date: June, 1993

Fund Return: 9.49%

Richard Driehaus is the President of Driehaus Capital Management, which he founded in 1982. He began his investment career in the late 1960's, and has gone on to redefine aggressive investing. His track record of success has firmly entrenched him among the top echelon of U.S. equity managers; in February 1996, Performance Analytics ranked Richard first among 1,200 managers of all styles for the five year period. Known for his aggressive "momentum" management style, Richard Driehaus has been repeatedly ranked the top U.S. equity manager in the world.

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Jeffery James, MBA

Driehaus Capital Management LLC

Start Date: January, 2007

Fund Return: 6.66%

Jeffery joined Driehaus in 1997 as a sector analyst covering technology and energy for the firm's small- and mid-cap growth strategies. He brings over 15 years of industry experience to the fund. In 1998 he began managing Driehaus' micro-cap growth strategy and in early 2002 was promoted to portfolio manager, sharing responsibility with Richard Driehaus for two long/short hedge funds. He was tapped to lead the small cap growth team in 2006. Jeffery started his career with Lehman Brothers as a retail equity representative. He then worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago initially as an analyst, then as a manager. Jeffery earned a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University and an MBA from DePaul University.

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Dan Wasiolek, MBA

Driehaus Capital Management LLC

Start Date: October, 2007

Fund Return: 3.85%

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