Max. Up Front
1If subsequent investments are made as part of an AIP, the minimum is $25.
Philosophy & Process
Under normal circumstances, the fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing at least 80% of its assets in securities of real estate and real estate related companies, or in companies which own significant real estate assets at the time of purchase ("real estate companies") including Real Estate Investment Trusts ("REITs").
REITs were created to enable investors to participate in the benefits of owning income-producing real estate. REITs own many different types of properties, including apartment complexes, office buildings, hotels, health care facilities, shopping centers and shopping malls.
Real Estate Funds may be subject to a higher degree of market risk because of concentration in a specific industry or geographic sector. Risks include declines in value of real estate, general and economic conditions, changes in the value of the underlying property and defaults by borrowers.
|Term||Class A Shares||Class C Shares||Class I Shares||Class R6 Shares|
|Subsequent Investment Min.2||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Max. Up Front Sales Charge||5.75%||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Max. Deferred Sales Charge||N/A||1%||N/A||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||-3.90%||-0.68%||-7.49%||3.60%||3.78%||6.27%||9.31%|
|A Shares without Sales Charge||1.96%||5.39%||-1.85%||5.66%||5.02%||6.91%||9.46%|
|Lipper Real Estate Median||1.67%||4.31%||-2.96%||6.84%||4.41%||6.02%||N/A|
The total expense ratios for Class A, C and I Shares are 1.08%, 1.83% and 0.83%, respectively. The gross expense ratio for Class R6 Shares is 0.83%. The net expense ratio for Class R6 Shares is 0.74%.
The Fund Administrator, Sterling Capital Management LLC, has contractually agreed to waive its administrative fees, pay Fund operating expenses, and/or reimburse the Fund .09% of the Class R6 average daily net assets for the period February 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022. Performance would have been lower without limitations in effect.
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 05.30.1980. The inception date for Class R6 Shares is 02.03.2020. 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 inception date for Institutional Shares was 5/30/1980.
The performance shown prior to November 16, 2015 is that of the Stratton Real Estate Fund (the "Predecessor Fund") which reorganized into the Sterling Capital Stratton Real Estate 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 5/30/1980.
Effective November 16, 2015, Sterling Capital Management changed the name of the Stratton Real Estate Fund to the Sterling Capital Stratton Real Estate Fund. The name was changed as a result of the Stratton Fund being reorganized into the Sterling Capital Funds.
|2||American Tower Corp.||8.08%|
|5||Invitation Homes, Inc.||4.05%|
|7||Digital Realty Trust, Inc.||3.79%|
|8||Kite Realty Group Trust||3.71%|
|9||SBA Communications Corp.||3.58%|
Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to change and risk. Based on Market Value of securities.
Sector Allocation as of 06.30.2023
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 06.30.2023
The Growth of $10,000 is hypothetical based upon the performance of net A Shares at NAV for the period ended 06.30.2023. 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||37.84|
|Weighted Average P/B||2.47|
|Weighted Average Market Cap||$35.60B|
Real Estate Fund
09.21.2023 • Andrew Richman, CTFA
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08.02.2023 • Andrew Richman, CTFA
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08.01.2023 • Charles Wittmann, CFA®
- What are the investing environment conditions that can cause dividend payers to lag on a short-term basis? - Looking back at Bloomberg data over the past twenty years, when dividend payers outperformed the Russell 1000 Value, non-earners underperformed and vice versa (56% of the time). - Over the twenty year period, dividend payer’s quarterly outperformance outweighed underperformance in contrast to non-earners. - In our quest to generate above-average returns with below-average risk for our clients, our approach is to take advantage of the long-term benefits of dividend payers that grow their dividends and seek to create value now and in the future.
07.25.2023 • Andrew DiZio, CFA®
Over the last 15 months, the Federal Reserve (Fed) has meaningfully raised the benchmark fed funds rate in an effort to tamp down inflation. The Fed paused its hiking campaign during the June meeting, but issued an outlook suggesting additional rate increases are to be expected. Regardless of whether the Fed has finished raising rates, we believe the end of the tightening cycle is near and view now as a prudent time to examine the performance of Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) stocks following historical periods of fed funds increases.