(5/18/2021) Brian Smoluch, partner and portfolio manager, discusses the Hood River investment process on Money Life Market Call.
Past performance does not guarantee future results. Click here to view the Fund’s Top Ten Holdings. Fund holdings and sector allocations are subject to change at any time and are not recommendations to buy or sell any security. The Russell 2000 Index measures the performance of the 2,000 smaller companies that are included in the Russell 3000 Index. A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is a company with no commercial operations that is formed strictly to raise capital through an initial public offering (IPO) for the purpose of acquiring an existing company. Growth at a reasonable price (GARP) is an equity investment strategy that seeks to combine tenets of both growth investing and value investing to select individual stocks.
Hood River Small Cap Growth Fund (Class I) was rated against the following numbers of U.S.-domiciled small growth funds over the following time periods: 574 funds in the last three years, 502 funds in the last five years, 380 funds in the last 10 years. With respect to these Small Growth Funds, Hood River Small Cap Growth Fund received a Morningstar Rating of 4 stars, 4 stars and 5 stars for the three-, five- and 10-year periods, respectively as of April 30, 2021. The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating,” is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating™ for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating™ metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.
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The Fund invests in small-cap securities which present a greater risk of loss than large-cap securities, and in growth companies which can be more sensitive to the company’s earnings and more volatile than the stock market in general. The Fund may also invest in foreign securities which are subject to risks including currency fluctuations, economic and political change and differing accounting standards. The Fund may invest in derivatives and initial public offerings (IPOs), which are highly volatile. Additional risk information may be found in the prospectus.
Investors should carefully consider the Hood River Small Cap Growth Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges, and expenses before investing. For a prospectus, which contains this and other important information about the Fund, please call 800-497-2960 or go to www.hoodrivercapital.com. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money. Investments involve risk, principal loss is possible.
The Hood River Small Cap Growth Fund is distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC. Hood River Capital is the adviser to the Fund.