Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate; an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted above. For performance information current to the most recent month end, click on Total Returns By Month tab above.
Performance for the Institutional Shares prior to 5/29/2009 is based on the performance of the Retail Shares, which have a distribution fee. The Institutional Shares do not have a distribution fee. If the annual returns prior to 5/29/2009 did not reflect this fee, the returns would be higher.
*As of fiscal year ended 9/30/2013 the expense ratio of the Fund’s Institutional Shares was 1.05%
Definitions (provided by BAMCO, Inc.): The indexes are unmanaged. The Russell 2000® Growth Index measures the performance of small-sized U.S. companies that are classified as growth and the S&P 500 Index of 500 widely held large-cap U.S. companies. The indexes and the Fund are with dividends, which positively impact the performance results. The Morningstar Small Growth Average is not weighted and represents the straight average of annualized returns of each of the funds in the Small Growth category. Morningstar moved the Fund from the Small Growth Category effective May 31, 2011 to the Mid-Cap Growth Category. We intend to continue to provide comparative performance data for the Small Growth Category because we strongly disagree with Morningstar's reclassification of the Fund. As of 6/30/13, the category consisted of 744, 741, 713, 632, 558 and 362 funds for the 3-month, year-to-date, 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods. © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Morningstar information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.