Max. Up Front
1If subsequent investments are made as part of an AIP, the minimum is $25.
Philosophy & Process
The Fund uses a value investment approach to invest primarily in common stocks of mid-size companies. We believe that undervalued companies with good earnings prospects have superior appreciation potential with reasonable levels of risk. Quantitatively, we focus on a stock's fundamental valuation relative to its peers. Qualitatively, we seek to identify business catalysts which will serve to drive future earnings growth, increase investor interest and expand valuation.
Within the US equity universe, it is our view that the Mid Cap segment offers an attractive mix of growth and stability. Compared to smaller peers, Mid Cap stocks are more likely to have proven business models and greater financial flexibility, yet in many cases, still have the potential for rapid growth. As a result, over longer periods of time, Mid Cap stocks have exhibited superior risk-adjusted returns versus both Small Caps and Large Caps.
Mid-size company stocks are generally riskier than large company stocks due to greater volatility and less liquidity. Value stocks can perform differently than other types of stocks and can continue to be undervalued by the market for long periods of time.
|Term||Class A Shares||Class C Shares||Class I Shares|
|Subsequent Investment Min.2||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Max. Up Front Sales Charge||5.75%||N/A||N/A|
|Max. Deferred Sales Charge||N/A||1%||N/A|
2If subsequent investments are made as part of an AIP, the minimum is $25.
|Term||QTR||YTD||1 Year||3 Years||5 Years||10 Years||Since Inception|
|A Shares with 5.75% Sales Charge||-8.65%||-3.10%||8.15%||7.83%||3.78%||6.85%||9.73%|
|A Shares without Sales Charge||-3.07%||2.82%||14.75%||9.98%||5.02%||7.49%||9.86%|
|Lipper Mid-Cap Core Median||-4.21%||2.92%||12.74%||10.58%||5.69%||7.77%||N/A|
The total expense ratios for Class A, C, and I are 1.10%, 1.85% and 0.85%, respectively.
Past performance does not guarantee future results. The performance data quoted represents past performance and current returns may be lower or higher. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. To obtain performance information current to the most recent month end, please visit the performance summary.
The inception date for Class A Shares is 11.16.2015. The inception date for Class C Shares is 11.16.2015. The inception date for Class Inst'l Shares is 09.30.1972. Because Class A Shares and Class C Shares do not have a full calendar year of performance, the historical performance shown is that of Institutional Shares. Class A Shares and Class C Shares and Institutional Shares of the Fund would have substantially similar performance because the Shares are invested in the same portfolio of securities and the performance would differ only to the extent that the Classes have different expenses.
The performance shown prior to November 16, 2015 is that of the Stratton Mid Cap Value Fund (the "Predecessor Fund") which reorganized into the Sterling Capital Stratton Mid Cap Value Fund Institutional Shares (the Fund). Because the Fund had no investment operations prior to the closing of the reorganization, and based on the similarity of the Fund to the Predecessor Fund, the Predecessor Fund is treated as the survivor of the reorganization for accounting and performance reporting purposes. The inception date of the Predecessor Fund is 9/30/1972.
Effective November 16, 2015, Sterling Capital Management changed the name of the Stratton Mid Cap Value Fund to the Sterling Capital Stratton Mid Cap Value Fund. The name was changed as a result of the Stratton Fund being reorganized into the Sterling Capital Funds.
Effective May 1, 2013, Stratton Management changed the name of the Stratton Multi-Cap Fund to the Stratton Mid Cap Fund. The name has been changed to more appropriately reflect the characteristics and securities of the Fund. The investment objective remains the same.
|1||CACI INTERNATIONAL, INC.||3.51%|
|3||CASEY'S GENERAL STORES, INC.||3.35%|
|4||AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL, INC.||3.15%|
|6||CARLISLE COS., INC.||2.76%|
|8||PERFORMANCE FOOD GROUP CO||2.67%|
|9||AVERY DENNISON CORP.||2.65%|
|10||BERRY GLOBAL GROUP, INC.||2.53%|
Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to change and risk. Based on Market Value of securities.
Sector Allocation as of 09.30.2023
Allocations are based on the current weight to funds in the cited Sector. The composition of the fund's holdings is subject to change.
Growth of $10,000 as of 09.30.2023
The Growth of $10,000 is hypothetical based upon the performance of net A Shares at NAV for the period ended 09.30.2023. It includes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains.
3The Funds composition is subject to change. Annual Turnover Ratio is 12 month rolling calculation. Alpha, Beta, R-Squared, Standard Deviation, and Sharpe Ratio are based on a 10-year calculation.
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|Weighted Median P/E||19.10|
|Weighted Average P/B||2.24|
|Weighted Average Market Cap||$22.58B|
Mid Cap Relative Value Fund
Sterling Capital Announces Liquidation of the Diverse Multi-Manager Active ETF
11.29.2023 • Robert Brown, CFA®
The high-yield bond market has been having a relatively good 2023 as technicals remain firm and the feared recession has so far failed to materialize. Through mid-November, the ICE BofA U.S. High Yield Index has generated 7.8% total return year to date and a 6.4% return in excess of duration matched Treasuries. We see a mixed picture for the asset class ahead as all in yields remain attractive, while challenges are increasing as a maturity wall looms.
11.28.2023 • Charles Wittmann, CFA®
- As investors, we want our clients to have sustained success, and that means investing in dividend-paying stocks that have a capacity to pay attractive and sustainably-growing dividends. - In the current market environment, we believe those companies are becoming increasingly scarce. - Declining dividend payments in the Energy sector have been a key contributor to the overall decline in S&P 500 dividend growth and we discuss the challenges. - We prefer companies that have rising cash flows that provide more sustainable dividend growth that may position our clients for sustained success.
11.02.2023 • Andrew Richman, CTFA
Markets breathed a sigh of relief following this week's FOMC meeting as the current fed funds rate remained unchanged. Senior Fixed Income Specialist Andy Richman, CTFA, shares his views.
10.31.2023 • Charles Wittmann, CFA®
- Rising interest costs are causing companies that fund their businesses through borrowing to reassess their priorities. - By investing in quality companies that we feel generate higher-than-average returns on capital, we believe they have more control over their business and do not depend on excessive debt to fund it. - Dividend payers themselves offer evidence of financial strength and financial health by demonstrating the ability to reward their shareholders with cash proceeds from their business each quarter. - Historically, this is why dividend payers tend to outperform later in an interest rate tightening cycle, as seen in the chart above.
10.03.2023 • Charles Wittmann, CFA®
- In a period of rising interest costs, wages, and energy costs, double-digit dividend growers have outperformed in 2023. - The largest dividend growers are also outpacing high dividend yielders in 2023. - Higher dividend growers are being rewarded in part for their ability to return more cash to their shareholders than slower growth peers. - We believe owning quality companies that earn returns on capital well above their cost of capital have the potential do well in this new environment.