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. The Adviser has reimbursed certain Fund expenses and the Fund's transfer agency expenses may be reduced by expense offsets from an unaffiliated transfer agent, without which performance would have been lower. 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 9/30/2014 the expense ratio of the Fund’s Institutional Shares was 1.08%.
Historical Performance for the year 2000 is for the period from inception on 2/29/2000 through 12/31/2000.
Definitions (provided by BAMCO, Inc.): The indexes are unmanaged. The Russell 3000® Growth Index measures the performance of the broad growth segment of the U.S. equity universe comprised of the largest 3000 U.S. companies representing approximately 98% of the investable U.S. equity market, the S&P 500 Index of 500 widely held large-cap U.S. companies and the Russell Midcap® Growth Index measures the performance of medium-sized U.S. companies that are classified as growth. The indexes and the Fund are with dividends, which positively impact the performance results. Russell Investment Group is the source and owner of the trademarks, service marks and copyrights related to the Russell Indexes. Russell is a trademark of Russell Investment Group. The Morningstar US OE Mid-Cap Growth Category Average is not weighted and represents the straight average of annualized returns of each of the funds in the Mid-Cap Growth category. The Fund’s Retail Shares have been included in the category since inception and the Fund’s Institutional Shares since 5/29/09.
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